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Mozilla’s Firefox Flicks Deadline Nears, But No North American Winners

In March, Mozilla announced its “Firefox Flicks” competition, calling on aspiring filmmakers, animators, and creatives to make films emphasizing the power of the Web on mobile devices. Somehow Edward Norton is on the board of judges.

Mozilla reports that as of now, Europe, Asia, and Africa are beating North America for best entries. There are only two other rounds of judging before the final contest, and the final deadline for entries is July 31, 2013. So, let’s represent?

The regional prizes of $5,000 and $2,500 sound sweet, but the grand prize of getting to produce a short film with no corresponding screening sounds like a bit of a swindle. Is Mozilla going to use the resulting spot in a campaign? Will it be distributed in some way?

The two winners of the Early Entry Award have made fun films, showing that Mozilla’s getting the attention of ambitious students. I’m just curious to see how the Mozilla will move the projects from their insular space, making them really matter.

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