Showcase your film-making skills for Microsoft Surface and ProSiebenSat.1

Creators Selected On
May 25, 2015
Calling global film-makers, video directors, producers and content creators.

Microsoft Surface has teamed up with No 1 German broadcaster ProSiebenSat1 to provide a once in a life time opportunity for an aspiring film-maker to go behind the scenes with their German TV stars Rebecca Mir and/or Daniel Aminati to capture 'behind the scenes' moments in film.

This presents a unique way to build your film-making portfolio and meet some crucial contacts along the way. Additionally the selected film-maker will receive €5,000.

To get involved, simply submit a short film that captures a 'perfect day'. This can be newly created or already existing. Make us laugh, smile or cry - feel free to interpret the theme in whatever way you want.

The Career Opportunity
One film-maker, as selected by Microsoft Germany and the judges, will receive:
  • A day behind the scenes of ProSiebenSat.1 together with German TV stars Rebecca Mir and/or Daniel Aminati (travel and accommodation will be provided)
  • Exposure across the channels of Talenthouse, Microsoft and ProSiebenSat.1
  • €5,000
Invite your friends and supporters to share your submission on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. One artist with the highest number of shares will receive €1,000.
About Microsoft Surface
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 - the perfect tool for creative talents.

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is a tablet and laptop in one device. With a large display, optional click-in keyboard, multiple ports, all desktop software and a lightweight, versatile shape, the Surface Pro 3 delivers the power, portability and productivity you need. In close cooperation with Adobe, many Creative Cloud applications have already been optimized for Surface to make it the perfect tool for creatives.

The integrated Kickstand now features multiple positions so you can work comfortably whether you’re on a plane, at your desk or at a film set. A responsive, bright touchscreen, stereo speakers with Dolby® audio and two 1080p cameras make video conferencing or watching films better than ever. Surface Pen lets you intuitively mark up documents and creative files, take notes in your own handwriting, and gather electronic signatures.

About ProSiebenSat.1
The ProSiebenSat.1 Group is one of the largest independent media corporations in Europe with Free-TV at its core. With SAT.1, ProSieben, kabel eins, sixx, SAT.1 Gold, and ProSieben MAXX, the ProSiebenSat.1 Group operates TV stations making it the number one in the German TV advertising market.

ProSiebenSat.1 is also Germany's leading online video marketer, operating maxdome, the biggest German video-on-demand portal, and providing its customers with the multi channel network Studio71 or the streaming app 7TV the best digital entertainment.


Meet the Judges
Rebecca Mir
Rebecca Mir knew quite early that she wanted to gain a foothold in the world of showbiz. At the age of 18, she applied for 'Germany's Next Top Model' ...with success! After placing 2nd, her career was kickstarted and today Rebecca is an integral part of the fashion and television industry.

Rebecca has had meaningful appearances at Fashion Weeks in New York, London, Berlin and Zurich. She has also participated in the TV show 'Let's Dance!' where she made it to the finals. Additionally, she started a career as a presenter and is now part of the ProSieben show 'Taff.'

Daniel Aminati
At age 17, Daniel played on the junior team of Germany's No. 1 soccer club, FC Bayern Munich. After that, he continued his career as a lead singer of the German boy band 'Bed and Breakfast,' selling more than one million albums between 1994 and 1997.

In 2003, Daniel appeared in various daily TV series formats. Since 2006, he has been a host for a number of different shows at ProSieben. He presented the info-tainment program 'Galileo' over 400 times. Since 2009, Daniel has presented the boulevard program 'Taff.'

Creative Invite Guidelines
  • This opportunity is open globally to those who are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry. Void where prohibited.
  • Submitted videos must be between 30-60 seconds long. Please note that YouTube adds one second to the length of your video during the uploading process.
  • All artists have the chance to have their video showcased on the host's websites and/or social media channels. Therefore, all artists are asked to submit a high quality version of their final video with 1920x1080px as a MPEG-4 (h.264). Videos can be adjusted (Logo/Packshot Microsoft Surface). Whenever your work is published by Talenthouse or the host, you will be credited.
  • Artists must submit their video to YouTube or Vimeo, then paste the video URL via the 'Participate' tab on Talenthouse.
  • Videos submitted must be original (meaning not using third party copyright materials) and meet the Official Rules and guidelines.
  • All music and content (e.g. people appearing in the video) included in submitted videos must be original and/or cleared to use. Proof will be required if selected.
  • Please refrain from visual integration of technical equipment, unless these are not Microsoft products.
  • Artists must join Talenthouse using an active email address in order to ensure they can be contacted should they be selected.
  • Artists are encouraged to have an up-to-date Talenthouse profile with a short description about themselves.
  • Submissions must include a short description about the work.
  • When sharing submissions on social media platforms please use the hashtag #joinMYday.
  • Microsoft Germany and ProSiebenSat.1 can use the selected work according to the 'Official Rules'. Microsoft Germany and ProSiebenSat.1can use the submitted works within the context of this Creative Invite until July 31, 2015.
  • All artists retain ownership of their work unless they are selected and accept their incentive.
  • The selected artists must respond to Talenthouse within 2 days of receiving the notification email or else will forfeit all incentives.
  • Artists must be available to travel to Germany between May 28-29, 2015 to enjoy one day behind the scenes of ProSiebenSat.1 as part of the career opportunity.
  • Selected Artists must have a passport and be eligible to travel to Germany. To find out more click here.
  • Artists that do not have a passport or who are unable to travel to Germany may still participate and be considered as the Selected Artist or Most Shared Artist.
  • All submissions will feature as part of a global gallery with public sharing on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest during Open Review.
  • Inappropriate, offensive and harmful submissions, as well as submissions that do not fit the brief and guidelines will be removed.
  • No purchase necessary.
How Microsoft, Rebecca and Daniel will choose
Microsoft Germany, Rebecca Mir and Daniel Aminati will select from all qualified submissions. A qualified submission is one which meets all the Terms & Conditions, Guidelines and Official Rules.

As soon as you have submitted your video, feel free to start sharing your work on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. These shares will count towards the Most Shared award. Please note, it does not impact your chance of being chosen as the Selected Artist if you choose not to share.
Key Dates
  • Launch:
    April 28, 2015 at 7:00 PM
  • Submission Deadline:
    May 19, 2015 at 7:00 PM
  • Open Review Starts:
    May 19, 2015 at 7:00 PM
  • Creators Selected:
    May 25, 2015 at 7:00 PM
All times are in Central European Time.