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MISO 02.17.2015

The inaugural FT/OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Awards aims to recognise extraordinary artistic talent in three categories – fiction literature, film-making and art across more than 100 emerging market nations.

There is a remarkable structural shift in the world, propelled by economic progress in the developing markets and the advanced reach of the Internet. More connectivity and greater variety of voices in the business, science and arts communities are leading to a new renaissance. The Financial Times and OppenheimerFunds are delighted to provide a platform to recognise the people contributing to these markets.

          Emerging Voices Awards

For the Asia-Pacific Region, the organizers are looking for the best short film. The award will be presented to the director of a film completed or released in one of the eligible countries in the Asia-Pacific region. The film must be directed by a national or passport holder of one of the eligible countries and must have been completed or made available for distribution for the first time between 1 January, 2014 and 31 March, 2015. The film can be in any language, but if it is not in English, it must have English subtitles. The film must be up to 40 minutes long, including opening and closing credits. Submissions from nominators on an Entrant’s behalf are welcome.

The judges aim to reward work which shows outstanding talent and in some way furthers understanding of their region. Deadline of submission of entries is on April 30, 2015.

The winning director will receive an award of $40,000. A longlist will be announced on 5 June, 2015. This will be followed by the announcement of three finalists on 7 August, who will be invited to attend an awards ceremony in New York on 5 October, 2015 at which the winner will be announced.

Visit FT/OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Awards for more information.