Nokia launches 2008 Nokia Mobile Filmmaking Awards to support Pangea Day

Through Share on Ovi consumers can upload, vote and share content for the Pangea Day broadcast on May 10, 2008

Espoo, Finland, (PresseBox) - In a world where people are often divided by borders, differences and conflicts, it's easy to lose sight of what we have in common. Pangea Day is an event that seeks to overcome these barriers by helping people see themselves in others through the power of film. Nokia is inviting everyone to enter the 2008 Nokia Mobile Filmmaking Awards by creating and submitting their short videos to www.ovi.com/pangeaday to be considered for inclusion in the first Pangea Day broadcast event on May 10, 2008.

Pangea Day was created by award-winning documentary filmmaker Jehane Noujaim after winning the prestigious 2006 TED Prize. Together, Noujaim, TED and Nokia have created Pangea Day to connect people by harnessing the power of film and encouraging people to view the world through someone else's eyes.

Contestants can upload entries for the 2008 Nokia Mobile Filmmaking Awards to Share on Ovi (ovi.com/pangeaday), a free media sharing service that makes it easy to upload, manage and share personal media through mobile, desktop and other connected devices. Consumers who register can vote to select five finalists, who will have their videos screened during the Pangea Day broadcast and win a trip to the live Pangea Day broadcast location in Los Angeles.

"This competition is a great way for anyone in the world to get involved in the global Pangea Day event and increases awareness for how converged mobile devices and services are helping to connect people of diverse backgrounds," says Tero Ojanperä, Executive Vice President and head of the Nokia Entertainment and Communities business. "With the growing interest in sharing images and videos through mobile devices and services like Share on Ovi, we hope to encourage more consumers to get creative."

All five finalists, chosen by online voting, will be flown to Los Angeles for the event. A panel of professional judges - including Jehane Noujaim, Dave Stewart and others - will review the videos prior the broadcast and pick a winner, which will then be announced during the Pangea Day broadcast. In addition to the trip to the Los Angeles event, the winner will receive a mobile filmmaking trip of a lifetime and a production budget to record their trip.

The contest will run from March 17 to April 15. To be eligible for the 2008 Nokia Mobile Filmmaking Awards, the short videos must be two minutes or less in length and about one of the following themes:
- An act of kindness
- Someone inspiring
- The best part of the day
- Something that makes you smile

On May 10, Pangea Day event sites on almost every continent will be linked live to deliver a four-hour broadcast worldwide of short films, VIP guest speakers and special musical guests organized by Nokia and TED. Through the Friends of Pangea Day page at http://www.pangeaday.org/events.php, anyone, anywhere can sign up and host their own Pangea Day event or attend an event in their local community.

For more information about the Pangea Day and the 2008 Nokia Mobile Filmmaking Awards, visit www.ovi.com/pangeaday.

Related press materials are available at www.nokia.com/press/pangeaday.

About Pangea Day

Pangea Day taps the power of film to strengthen tolerance and empathy while uniting millions of people to build a better future. Created by award-winning documentary filmmaker Jehane Noujaim in collaboration with the TED Conferences after she won the prestigious TED Prize, Pangea Day's mission is to create a worldwide network of caring and concerned citizens who will make a difference. Visit www.pangeaday.org for more information.

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