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GE Employee Story Video Project
Help GE highlight one of their remarkable employees.
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Due September 18th, 2017 - Help GE highlight one of their remarkable employees, who have made an impact in bringing connectivity to new sites in Africa despite cultural challenges she faced as a woman in a STEM profession.

GE, the world’s preeminent digital industrial company, is transforming industries with its software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. It's inventions help fuel innovation across numerous industries.

Real GE employees are extraordinary and passionate people. Project Manager for GE Transportation IT, Beauty Mtshweni is a testament to the strength and vitality of the company. Beauty is just one of the 300,000 employees at GE who are shaping the wave of the future and causing a ripple effect of innovation throughout the world.

Beauty Mtshweni has great aspirations and an inspiring desire to grow. After recognizing that her career in retail offered no possibilities for learning and future growth, she took a risk and a step forward into changing her career path. She joined a government education program in Information Technology and began her journey into the world of technology. Her love of IT grew as she discovered the internal harmony of computer systems, and in 2014 she joined GE where she has since applied her knowledge to large projects. She has been involved in connecting people and places and making communications possible in what before were remote locations with the implementation of IT network infrastructure across new sites in South Africa and Mozambique.

GE wants YOUR help in bringing this amazing employee story to life. Explain how you would showcase Beauty’s passions and accomplishments in a short, fresh, and unique documentary video that also highlights the value she has brought to GE in helping them continue to develop and advance industries.

The goal of this project is to create a 3-minute Video to help GE celebrate Beauty Mtshweni and her accomplishments in IT and as a woman paving the way for other women in her region and industry.

The Winning Filmmaker MUST have a valid passport and will be responsible to fly themselves to Johannesburg, South Africa. All travel costs will be the responsibility of the filmmaker.

Click the link below for Official Rules and more details.

Prizes

Pitch Awards (Submissions due 9/18/17)
The most compelling Pitch will be selected and, upon submitting the Winner’s Affidavit and the IP Assignment, will each receive $17,500 to help create the Video. Additionally, upon submitting a Video that satisfies the criteria laid out in your winning Pitch, the Pitch winner will also be GUARANTEED a winning place in the subsequent Video Phase.

Pre-Production (Due 10/17/17)
The Pitch Winner from the Pitch Phase will enter the Pre-Production Phase, which means you will be required to submit certain items for Approval before moving onto the Video Phase.

These items are:
   *TREATMENT
   *SHOOTING OUTLINE
   *LOCATION

Video Awards (Due 11/21/17)
Once the Pre-Production Phase is complete, the Pitch winner will create an (up to 180-seconds) Video based on their winning Pitch. Master Files for both, along with all Raw Footage, editing sequences, and the five still images will be due once all the videos are finalized and approved. Winners of the Video Phase will earn the 1st place prize of $17,500.

Revisions (Due 1/10/18)
Once the Video Phase has closed, the winning submitters will enter the Revisions Phase. During this phase, filmmakers will perform reasonable edits on their Videos according to the Sponsor’s feedback. Once the Videos are finalized, the Sponsor will rank the Videos and winners will be announced.

Eligibility
Open to Tongal community members (it's free to register!), ages 13 and older.

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