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ExpressVPN Digital Privacy Film Festival
Show the world what digital privacy looks like.
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Due March 30th, 2019 - The moving image is a fantastic medium not just for entertainment, but also for education. An effective video can communicate a wealth of information, and it’s easy to share across social media and other digital platforms.

WHY IS THE INTERNET OF THINGS A THREAT TO PRIVACY?
If you’re not familiar with the Internet of Things (IoT), it’s a catchall term for consumer electronics that are able to connect to the internet, merging our physical and digital lives. Examples include refrigerators that can order more groceries, electronic picture frames that display photos from a Dropbox folder, or security cameras that let you check on your house from afar. These devices often come with fancy apps that allow you to control them with your phone or computer. Pretty awesome, right?

Yet the Internet of Things has a dark side. New security vulnerabilities, unwanted data harvesting, and other unwelcome features are brought to light almost every day. Some people are even beginning to question whether the added convenience of being able to turn on the oven from their driveway is really worth it.

This year, ExpressVPN is challenging young filmmakers to create a video that answers the following question:
What happens when the Internet of Things goes wrong?

ExpressVPN will select a group of finalists and post their videos on the ExpressVPN YouTube channel on April 8. After that, audiences have two weeks to vote on their favorite, and the winner will be announced on April 29.

Filmmakers have just as much to say about digital privacy as programmers and journalists. If people can visualize privacy risks and challenges, they can understand them. And if they understand them, they can better protect themselves.
— Harold Li, Vice President of ExpressVPN

Entries should be 2 minutes or less.

Click the link below for Official Rules and more details.

Prizes

Grand Prize:
$2,500

First Runner-Up:
Choice of a Canon EOS 80D camera or Wacom Cintiq Pro tablet

Second Runner-Up:
12-month subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud

*All finalists and winners will receive a 12-month subscription to ExpressVPN.

Eligibility
Entrants must be 16-25 years of age on the day the competition closes.

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