Pause Originals is a cutting-edge digital platform dedicated to nurturing and showcasing the creative endeavours of emerging filmmakers for over a decade.
Through curated annual collections and world premieres, we provide a vibrant space for high-end creators to collaborate with the industry to polish their skills and for audiences to explore the captivating work of new voices in the cinematic landscape.
Creators associated with Pause Originals win prestigious industry awards, get featured on trade magazines and covers, win new clients, get offered jobs, and end up featured in big production movies.
Pause Originals initiative is a testament to the power of creative minds in imagining the future.
We invite all creatives and storytellers to join us in this journey, to contribute their unique ideas, concepts, opinions in shaping 'The Visions of Tomorrow'.
Let's inspire and be inspired, as we collectively imagine a future that is not only sustainable and equitable, but also filled with endless possibilities.
If you have created a video that aligns with Pause Originals' 'The Visions of Tomorrow' theme, and would like to showcase your work and discuss the significance of your concept and approach, please send it to us. If we believe it is a perfect match, we will not only publish it, but also interview you.
Mission and Vision
Pause Originals' mission is to inspire innovation and imagination, encouraging creatives to push the boundaries of their creativity. We believe in the power of narrative and the importance of expressing what you are truly about.
Our vision is to continue fostering a space where artistry, social consciousness and technology intersect, contributing to the discussions and solutions that will shape our future.
2024 Theme: Lifeforms 2079
Venture into a post-2079 world where nature and human innovation converge, birthing unparalleled lifeforms. Inspired by the United Nations' SDGs, particularly Life Below Water (Goal 14) and Life on Land (Goal 15), and infused with insights from biotechnology, artists are invited to envision the harmony of the organic and synthetic. This theme celebrates the transformative potential of new life, as we imagine a future shaped by biodiversity, sustainability, and the fusion of natural and man-made wonders.
This year's theme, 'LIFEFORMS 20279', invites filmmakers to envision a bright future for the year 2079, moving away from dystopian narratives to celebrate the positive potential of technology. Participants are encouraged to imagine a world enriched by AI, quantum computing, robotics and more, where technology enhances daily life and fosters human potential. The Originals seeks inspirational stories that showcase technology's ability to drive positive change, encouraging a vision of the future where humans and technology coexist in harmony and innovation thrives.
2024: Call for Submissions is closed.
If you are eager to partake in Pause Originals, feel free to reach out. We exclusively extend invitations to top ten companies or individuals annually. Upon approval and selection, a comprehensive brief will be provided. You will be granted a minimum of six months, or any necessary duration, to finalise your exceptional film.