If you’re a cruiser, whether you own a boat or not, odds are you have a lengthy digital archive of cruising videos collecting virtual dust in a dark corner of your computer like the rest of us. It’s sad really, how many quality clips are just waiting for their chance at the big screen. Pacific Asian Enterprises, Inc. (PAE) thought so too, and decided to do something about it.
Jim Leishman, Nordhavn’s vice president, stated, “For Nordhavn owners, the desire and ability to take amazing video has almost become a prerequisite for voyaging,” and the amount of effort and detail put into these customer-produced videos caught PAE’s eye. PAE is encouraging everyone and anyone to submit their films for a chance to win $10,000 and, of course, bragging rights, with the only condition being that at least 75 percent of the film must contain material that hasn’t previously been seen by the public eye. The videos can be five to ten minutes long and will be reviewed by a volunteer panel of PAE staff, industry professionals, and company friends. Finalists will have their films premiered in October at Nordhavn’s headquarters in Dana Point, California, and the winners will be announced at a black-tie ceremony.
If you’re thinking about submitting a film, visit nordhavn.com/NFF/sign-up.php and complete the preliminary entry form as soon as humanly possible. If you’d rather judge, shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.