11 Jun 2017 - 10:02
Lexus and The Weinstein announce award-winning Lexus short films
Lexus and The Weinstein Company recently announced the fourth season of the award-winning Lexus short films at the Tokyo Short Film Festival.
Each season, Lexus presents a theme to inspire and engage filmmakers to craft amazing stories.
This season’s theme is 'Transformation', which is born from the Lexus brand’s belief that amazing things happen when you transform the ordinary into extraordinary.
Filmmakers can submit their films for consideration utilising Withoutabox (www.withoutabox.com), the premier submission service for film festivals and filmmakers. The partnership between Lexus and The Weinstein Company truly supports up-and-coming filmmakers by creating a unique opportunity for them to explore the art of filmmaking using all the latest technology and guided by renowned industry experts.
This type of mentorship is similar to the process used in Lexus factories where master craftsmen, known as Takumi, teach and inspire the next generation.
For Season 4, an esteemed filmmaker selection committee which includes Oscar nominee, writer and actor Taylor Sheridan (best known for the films Hell or High Water and Sicario and the television series Sons of Anarchy) alongside key executives of The Weinstein Company and Lexus will be reviewing the submissions to select the four finalists. Joey Horvitz with The Weinstein Company will return to produce the next series of films.
The Weinstein Company co-chairman Harvey Weinstein, said, “We are thrilled to be partnering again with Lexus and releasing these incredible films online for the world to see."
He also said that each filmmaker’s talent needs to be showcased globally – we cannot wait to see what our new filmmakers have in store for next season to encompass the theme of transformation.