THE 6TH ANNUAL HANDY PAINT PRODUCTS FILM FESTIVAL & FUNDRAISER
IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!
MINNEAPOLIS, January 19, 2017 –FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Britta Lang, firstname.lastname@example.org, (952) 448-2766 ext. 201
Leila Hirsch, email@example.com, (612) 337-0087
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!
HANDY PAINT PRODUCTS’ 2017 ONLINE VIDEO CONTEST
CALL FOR ENTRIES IS NOW OPEN
A chance to win up to $7,000 and HANDy Paint Products cinematic praise
MINNEAPOLIS, January 19, 2017 – www.handypaintproducts.com – Bercom International, the national manufacturer of HANDy Paint Products, is searching for do-it-yourself painters (and the next generation of Hollywood directors) to enter its 6th Annual HANDy Paint Products’ Online Video Contest.
To qualify, contestants must produce a short video (1 ½ – 4 minutes long) using one (or all 15) HANDy Paint Product in some way, shape or form (as long as it’s legal). All HANDy Paint Products are acceptable for use in a video, including the popular HANDy Paint Pail, Paint Tray, Paint Cup, Roller Cup, Pro Pail, Ladder Pail and Grid. To get the creative juices flowing and cameras rolling, check out these Sundance-worthy winners from previous years, who received rave reviews and accolades in the HANDy Paint filmmaker community.
“We’re thrilled to be celebrating the 6th year of the HANDy Paint Products’ Online Video Contest,” says Mark Bergman, CEO of Bercom International. “Last year’s entries pushed the boundaries of creativity and we can’t wait to see what the 2017 contest has in store.”
The HANDy Paint Products Online Video Contest grand prize is $2,000 in cash. Second place receives $750 and third place receives $250. All contest entrants receive $50 worth of free HANDy Paint Products. An additional $5,000 prize will be given to whoever from the Top 10 finalists is able to make his or her video “go viral” on the HANDy Paint Products YouTube channel by the end of 2017 (e.g. with 100,000 views or more).
Finalists will be featured at the September 9, 2017, HANDy Paint Products Film Festival taking place live from the red carpet at Bercom headquarters in Chanhassen, Minn., where the top three videos will be chosen by local celebrity judges.
The Bercom-sponsored event is open to the public and all donations made at the Film Festival will go directly to the Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy. In 2016, the festival raised approximately $10,000 in donations for the Minnesota Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Registration details are available on the Film Festival page under the “Brush Up On Us” section at handypaintproducts.com.
About HANDy Paint Products
HANDy Paint Products is a line of innovative painting accessories developed by Minnesota-based Bercom Incorporated. Mark Bergman founded Bercom in 2002, after realizing the need to make painting easier for both professionals and DIY’ers. With his old Folgers coffee can-turned-paint bucket as inspiration, the HANDy Paint Pail was born. Bercom’s line of 12 HANDy Paint Products can be found at most home centers, paint stores, and hardware stores across the country as well as in Canada, Australia and Europe. Learn more about HANDy Paint Products by visiting HandyPaintProducts.com. See demonstrations on YouTube and follow the brand on Facebook and Twitter.
Britta Lang, (952) 448-2766 ext. 201
Leila Hirsch, (612) 337-0087