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Nokia launches 2008 Nokia Mobile Filmmaking Awards to support Pangea Day

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NokiaIn 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). 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.

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

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