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    Everything you need to know about Pond5 + Shutterstock

    Pond5 is now a Shutterstock company! We’re thrilled to become part of the Shutterstock family. Along with previous Shutterstock acquisitions – such as PremiumBeat, Turbosquid, and PicMonkey – we form an unrivaled creative platform with unprecedented reach.

    May 11, 2022

    Juneteenth Call Out For Artists

    On June 19th this year, Pond5 will be celebrating our third-annual Juneteenth fundraiser. To honor the anniversary of the final announcement of the end of slavery, each year we raise funds for two organizations whose mission matches our own; to support the marginalized and empower the underrepresented through creative expression.

    May 2, 2022

    Pond5 Promotion: Make More Money With Your Camera Online Course

    Pond5 has teamed up with filmmaker Vinnie Van Wyk to offer a special discount on his new online stock footage course, Make More Money With Your Camera. Watch our interview here for info on the course and instructions on how to sign up using the promo code!

    June 29, 2020

    Pond5 Joins Pop Star Kiesza and Winters Rock Entertainment in the Global Video Project “STORM” to Support Frontline Workers

    On Thursday, April 23, 2020, platinum-selling Canadian pop star Kiesza and Winters Rock Entertainment released a powerful short film entitled Storm written while in isolation. Storm is a global collaboration with cinematographers around the world to create an international image of the COVID-19 lockdown to support frontline healthcare workers.

    May 4, 2020

    A Letter from the Artists & Content Team

    A few days ago, I captured the photo below, showing New Yorkers waiting in line for coffee while respecting 6 feet of interpersonal distance. These are scary and unprecedented moments we are all currently living through. Pond5 has instituted a work-from-home policy across all three of our global offices, and we hope and encourage all of you to be safe and to respect your local directives on social distancing.

    March 27, 2020

    Meet the Newest Tribeca Film Institute Pond5 Program Grantees

    We received hundreds of entries from our latest round of submissions, with projects spanning scripted and documentary works, from shorts to full-length features.

    July 18, 2019

    Submissions Open Now for Tribeca Film Institute Pond5 Grants

    Following last year’s inaugural Tribeca Film Institute Pond5 Program awards, submissions are open for the next round of program grants and mentorships, and you’re invited to apply!

    May 7, 2019

    Meet the Newest Winners of the Pond5 NYU Filmmaker-First Awards

    Twice a year, the Pond5 Filmmaker-First Awards recognize exceptional film students at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with grants toward the completion of their short-film projects.

    April 12, 2019

    Pond5 Filmmaker-First Award Winners Announced

    This past fall, Pond5 partnered with NYU Tisch film school to offer the inaugural Pond5 Filmmaker-First Awards, furthering our mission of serving creative communities, supporting emerging filmmakers, and inspiring the filmmakers of tomorrow.

    January 9, 2019
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