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Music Video Competition for Elton John’s 70s Masterpieces

Have you ever dreamed of directing the music video for some of Sir Elton John’s best Hits from the 1970s? Well, now you can! Create the official music videos for three hits written with Bernie Taupin: Tiny Dancer, Bennie and the Jets & Rocket Man and gain prize money for your future projects.

2017 celebrates Elton John and Bernie Taupin‘s 50th anniversary of their songwriting partnership. It sounds incredible now to think of an era where music videos did not exist, and that’s precisely when many of Elton John’s best-known songs were released. On this occasion, and supported by YouTube, the artists have announced a global competition to give undiscovered filmmakers from anywhere in the world the chance to create official music videos for three of their most iconic songs: Rocket Man, Tiny Dancer and Bennie and the Jets, all released between 1971 and 1973.

The songwriting duo explains in this video that, alongside a panel of celebrated music and film industry judges like Jeffrey Katzenberg (Grammy Award-wining music video maker), Melina Matsoukas (Beyoncé’s “Formation”, Rihanna’s “We Found Love”) and Barry Jenkins (Golden Globe winning filmmaker), they will select three directors, providing everything they need to bring their ideas to life, plus a prize fund of USD10,000 to support future projects.

SEEN is all agog. How will filmmakers bring their vision to these classic tracks? This competition is open for entries until 23rd January. No time like the present, so assemble your crew and equipment and get filming.

For detailed information, visit eltonjohn.com

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