United States

November 10, 2021

Make Your Next Great Image or Video with Fujifilm’s Help! 

Apply to receive a Financial Grant in connection with The FUJIFILM 2021 “GFX Challenge” Global Grant Program
Grants offered up to $10,000 USD to Bring Your Project to Life

Valhalla, N.Y. – FUJIFILM North America Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of The FUJIFILM 2021 “GFX Challenge” Global Grant Program, a global grant program that will award five cash grants of $10,000 USD to global award recipients and ten cash grants of $5,000 USD to regional award recipients, to help aspiring photographers and filmmakers bring their image and video projects to life. Grant recipients will also receive the complimentary use of FUJIFILM GFX System gear and Fujifilm technical assistance during the creative project process through August 2022. Total value of all grant awards offered in connection with the Global Grant Program is USD $104,500.

The FUJIFILM 2021 “GFX Challenge” Global Grant Program is designed to nurture and develop the skills of emerging/promising content creators, giving them the opportunity to create content on topics that have significant meaning to them, while gaining experience using FUJIFILM GFX System gear. Proposed projects may be submitted as still photography or in a movie format. At the conclusion of the production period in August 2022, the award recipients’ final content will be showcased on the Fujifilm X website

“An overarching goal of The FUJIFILM 2021 'GFX Challenge' Global Grant Program is to empower photographers and filmmakers around the world to create new and compelling imaging projects that tell their stories,” said Victor Ha, senior director of marketing and product management for FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Electronic Imaging Division. “Storytelling is an intrinsic part Fujifilm’s DNA, so empowering creators to do what they do best – creating - is especially important to us.” 

The Grant program will be open for entry submissions from individuals or groups from November 10, 2021 through January 5, 2022. In the first round, Fujifilm’s regional judging teams will review all submissions against five specified criteria and select a total of 10 proposals from each of five specified geographical regions - The Americas, Europe, Asia, China and Japan/Middle East - for a total of 50 selections. In the second round, selected candidates will be interviewed (either via video-teleconference, or in writing, as determined by the applicable Fujifilm region) by Fujifilm’s judges regarding the specifics of the project they would like to execute. Three finalists from each region, for a total of 15, will be selected to proceed to the final round, during which Fujifilm’s global judging team in Tokyo, Japan will review each finalist’s entry and select the five global award recipients, with the remaining 10 finalists receiving regional grant awards. The production period for the grant awardees ends and the production of all projects must be completed by August 30, 2022.

The Global Grant Award recipients will receive: 
-Complimentary use of a GFX System camera body and two GF lenses for the duration of their project
-Mentoring and technical assistance from Fujifilm technicians / product experts
-$10,000 USD grant 

The Regional Grant Award recipients will receive: 
-Complimentary use of a GFX System camera body and two GF lenses for the duration of their project 
-Mentoring and technical assistance from Fujifilm product experts
-$5,000 USD grant 

Over the course of the three evaluation rounds, selections will be made based on the following criteria: 
•    Relevance of the project to the Program Objectives, and applicant’s adherence to the Submission Criteria
•    Appropriateness of the project story to be told using GFX System products
•    Creativity and uniqueness of the described project 
•    Achievability/Execution (feasibility of the project, overall budget size, likelihood the project will be able to be completed as outlined and need for community awareness the project addresses)  
•    Applicant background and photography / videography experience and abilities

For more information about the program including how to enter and complete Global Grant Program Rules, CLICK HERE or visit: http://www.FujifilmGFXGlobalGrant.com.

About Fujifilm

FUJIFILM North America Corporation, a marketing subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation, consists of five operating divisions and one subsidiary company. The Imaging Division provides consumer and commercial photographic products and services, including:  photographic paper; digital printing equipment, along with service and support; personalized photo products; film; one-time-use cameras; and the popular INSTAX™ line of instant cameras and accessories. The Electronic Imaging Division markets consumer digital cameras, lenses, and content creation solutions, and the Graphic Systems Division supplies products and services to the graphic printing industry. The Optical Devices Division provides optical lenses for the broadcast, cinematography, closed circuit television, videography and industrial markets, and also markets binoculars and other optical imaging solutions. The Industrial and Corporate New Business Development Division delivers new products derived from Fujifilm technologies. FUJIFILM Canada Inc. sells and markets a range of FUJIFILM products and services in Canada. 

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Daniel Carpenter
Fujifilm North America Corporation