Cisco launches Flip video challenge

Students asked to make short film on Flip video cameras about their universities

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Cisco launches Flip video challenge Cisco, in collaboration with Khalifa University, has launched a challenge for students to record a short film about their universities on Flip video cameras.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  March 8, 2011

Cisco's consumer division in collaboration with Khalifa University has launched an inter-university video competition called the ‘Flip University Challenge' for UAE students.

The competition will run for a month and three teams of five students are invited to submit a short movie on the theme of ‘Why Choose my University'.

During the month long competition, the three teams are expected to portray what makes their university unique through filming elements from their campus life.

Students must register on http://www.facebook.com/flip.MiddleEast to participate and will be given a Flip video to record their short movie with.

The competition is open to all students currently enrolled at Khalifa University Sharjah, Khalifa University - Abu Dhabi Campus, HCT Women - Dubai, HCT Women - Sharjah, HCT Men - Sharjah, Zayed University Dubai, Zayed University Abu Dhabi, American University of Sharjah, American University of Dubai and Ajman University.

"The Flip University Challenge provides a unique platform for developing young talent to showcase their skills and creativity in making short movies. We are certain that the subject matter will lead to some creative and engaging footage and convey the power of film to inspire young people and communities," said Mohammed Meraj Hoda, managing director, Emerging Markets, Cisco Consumer Products

"We have seen the UAE's youthful population embrace the use of social media. A significant contributor to this growth is the ease of sharing video footage online with products such as Flip. Cisco is committed to supporting this growing social media trend and aims to be instrumental in empowering creativity in the personal video segment," added Hoda.

Submissions will be judged by a panel including Ashraf Ghori, a popular filmmaker who was also the first to produce UAE's first English superhero comic strip, and Paul Kelly, managing editor of the region's popular entertainment website www.triplew.me .

The winners will receive five Flip Mino HD with up to two hours recording and action tripods and the runners-up receive five Flip Mino HD with up to 1 hour recording.

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