This time around, we’re setting out to prove Ron Howard’s very own words, “we’re all creative.” Canon and Ron Howard present Project Imaginat10n, a film festival inspired by your photos. What will you inspire?

How It Works

Submit your most imaginative photos to the 10 storytelling themes. After a judging panel selects the finalists, Ron Howard and a public vote will determine the 91 winners. Then, our celebrity directors will choose 10 photos, one per theme, ultimately setting the stage for their upcoming films.

The 10 Storytelling Themes

Entry Open

Entry Closed

Voting Open

Voting Closed

91 Winners Announced

The 10 Storytelling Themes

SETTING
TIME
CHARACTER

Entry Open

AUG 14

Entry Closed

SEPT 3

Voting Open

SEPT 11

Voting Closed

SEPT 24

91 Winners Announced

MID OCT

The 10 Storytelling Themes

MOOD
BACKSTORY
RELATIONSHIP

Entry Open

AUG 14

Entry Closed

SEPT 3

Voting Open

SEPT 11

Voting Closed

SEPT 24

91 Winners Announced

MID OCT

The 10 Storytelling Themes

GOAL
OBSTACLE
THE UNKNOWN

Entry Open

AUG 14

Entry Closed

SEPT 10

Voting Open

SEPT 18

Voting Closed

OCT 1

91 Winners Announced

MID OCT

The 10 Storytelling Themes

Discovery

Entry Open

SEPT 11

Entry Closed

SEPT 24

Voting Open

N/A

Voting Closed

N/A

91 Winners Announced

MID OCT

You can upload 5 photos per theme during the entry periods listed above.

Key photo guidelines:

  • Must be original, owned by the entrant and cannot have been previously published or won any award
  • Cannot depict or refer to any brand trademark other than Canon
  • Cannot contain any material that is offensive or that promotes a political agenda
  • If the photo identifies or depicts any person other than yourself, you must obtain that person's written consent to the use, prior to submission

The Celebrity Directors

  • Photo of Eva Longoria
    Eva Longoria
  • Photo of Jamie Foxx
    Jamie Foxx
  • Photo of Biz Stone
    Biz Stone
  • Photo of Georgina Chapman
    Georgina Chapman
  • Photo of James Murphy
    James Murphy

These directors will create films
based on 1O storytelling themes.

1O

Themes

Submit your photos to these storytelling themes.


  • Liz L.

    In the My Dashboard section there are options to Explore the Gallery, and click on My Media (Photos, Favorites, and Votes).  To receive emails from Project Imagination, you have to go to My Account and check a box. It would have been nice to receive an email about the Film Contest. 


    April 17, 2013
  • Project Imaginat10n

    @Alex Z. Hi Alex - Beth is correct in her comments. If you click "The Film Contest" link above or on "Community" in the top-of-site navigation, it will take you to our blog, where you can find some more details. Please let us know if you've got any other specific questions. Good luck!


    April 16, 2013
  • Susan C.

    I can't wait to see how our 91 Images will be used...directors...you have a visual feast to work from...enjoy the journey...


    April 13, 2013
  • Beth G.

    The winning photos appear in the "gallery" section of this website.


    April 13, 2013
  • Beth G.

    Alex--up above, where it says "FILM CONTEST -- Learn More" ; click on that link and it will take you to the rules. The contest submissions don't actually start until June but the guidelines are there so you can start the creative process. Basically, pick ten photos from the 90 winners --ONE from EACH THEME plus the ONE from the Discovery Theme that Ron Howard picked-- and make a short --- 2-10 minute --- film using those photographs as inspiration.


    April 13, 2013
  • Alex Z.

    What are the film festival contest guidelines and submission procedures?


    April 11, 2013
  • Project Imaginat10n

    @Michael M. Hi Michael - we'll have more chances soon for you to share your photos with us. Make sure and subscribe to our emails to be the first to know. Thanks so much.


    April 01, 2013
  • Michael M.

    I just want to post 1 photo...This photo has a very real story behind it and it must be told...


    March 31, 2013
  • Project Imaginat10n

    @Steven H. Hi Steven - thanks so much for your interest and enthusiasm. It won't be long until we have more chances for you to share your photos. Make sure you sign up for our emails to stay as up-to-date as possible. Thanks.


    March 26, 2013
  • Steven H.

    Come on.. let's get a new contest started  :)


    March 26, 2013
  • Steven H.

    Hope I get to enter this time around. I finally have a camera of my own.


    March 20, 2013
  • Project Imaginat10n

    @Sarah M. Hi Sarah - details will be coming out soon. Keep checking back, and make sure you opt in to our emails so you can be one of the first to know more. Thanks so much for your interest.


    March 14, 2013
  • Sarah M.

    Will everyone get a chance to submit their own films using ten photos this year? If so, when will details be released regarding rules, important dates, etc.? Thanks!


    March 12, 2013
  • Emily P.

    All ready have most of my photos set. ^~^


    March 12, 2013
  • Project Imaginat10n

    @Joy H. Hi Joy - thanks so much for your interest. We'll have chances soon for you to share a lot of your photos with the community. If you sign up for our emails in the "My Dashboard" section of the site, you'll be among the first to know when these chances will start. Thanks again.


    March 11, 2013
Load more comments