- Filmmaker Yi Zhou is turning four of her short films into NFTs.
- The proceeds from the peace-themed films will be donated to Ukrainian charities to help victims of the war.
- Yi Zhou describes the films as abstract views on the concept of freedom.
Filmmaker and photographer, Yi Zhou has jumped into the NFT craze, announcing a collection of four NFTs, whose proceeds will be donated to Ukraine. The film director is converting four peace-themed short films into non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
According to Deadline, the short film NFTs are titled in Greek, including ειρήνη #1, ειρήνη #2, ειρήνη#3, ειρήνη #4, which means peace.
Each film NFT will be minted for $25,000 and will be exclusively sold through the OpenSea marketplace. The campaign goal is to raise $100,000
One of Yi Zhou’s most popular short films came out in 2012, featuring Jackie Chan and Princess, as well as, actress Clotilde Courau. The film was centred on fighting climate change.
In 2016, Zhou also received an invitation from UNESCO Paris to create a short film for World Ocean Day. Her activity in the short film industry has revolved around special world courses.
Commenting on her latest project, Zhou said “Film is art and it’s an expression of our time. Our time is in crisis therefore art should service and amend broken realities.”
The film industry is the latest to embrace non-fungible tokens, with the makers of the 2018 film ‘Prospect’, recently launching an NFT-based cinematic universe that will be completely independent of financial and distribution partners.
In January Time Studios teamed up with popular cartoon NFT creators to bring Toy Boogers and Smilesssvrs NFT characters to Kids TV. AMC Studios also teamed up with NFT production studio Orange Comet to create ‘The Walking Dead’ NFTs.
What, Zhou’s short film NFTs are close to what Indian-based NFT and short video creation platform Chingari does. The platform allows Bollywood stars to mint short videos of their scenes as NFTs.
The phenomenon of short video NFTs has also been embraced by global video streaming and publishing giant YouTube, which recently announced Web3 and NFT features to help creators turn ‘YouTube Shorts’ into non-fungible tokens.
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