Led by “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” Director Gareth Edwards, Judges Selected Winners to Attend Advance Film Screening in San Francisco Where Their ‘Rogue Stories’ Will Debut on the Big Screen
Disney has announced the winners of its global #GoRogue UGC contest, which celebrated Star Wars fan content, creativity and storytelling in the run up to “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” The competition invited fans from around the world to share their own “Rogue Stories” set in a galaxy far, far away…for a chance to win a trip to Lucasfilm in San Francisco and see their videos premiered on the big screen.
The seven winners from Australia/New Zealand, Germany, Mexico, South East Asia and the U.S./Canada were selected based on their quality of storytelling, character development, originality and overall entertainment value. Led by “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” director Gareth Edwards, the panel of judges also included: Her Universe founder Ashley Eckstein, who also voices Ahsoka Tano on “Star Wars Rebels;” and talent from Maker Studios network – YouTube sensations Chris Pirillo, and Evan from “EvanTube.”
Gareth Edwards, director of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”: “I thoroughly enjoyed seeing Star Wars fans ‘go rogue’ in all of these videos. Each entry had such a strong mix of production value, filmmaking and comedy, with the most successful entries being those with humor.”
Ashley Eckstein, voice of Ahsoka Tano in “Star Wars: Rebels” animated TV series and owner of fashion company Her Universe: “The entries showed so much creativity – I really felt like the teenager and kid entries especially captured the essence of Star Wars. I also enjoyed watching the credits and seeing how families got together to make their stories. Star Wars is for the entire family and many of these videos embodied that!”
#GoRogue winners include:
– U.S/Canada 18+: Go Rogue: What Will You Become? … Joel E. from Oregon
– U.S/Canada 13-17: Krennic’s Wish … Luke H. from Ontario
– U.S/Canada 8-12: One Force … Ian M. from Indiana
– Australia/New Zealand: Naming Convention … Doug T. from Christchurch
– Germany: A Droid’s Legacy … Bernd P. from Germany
– Mexico: Timmy: Una historia de Star Wars … Jose C. from Mexico
– Southeast Asia (Malaysia): The Last Transmission … Tan Gin K. from Malaysia
This week, the selected winners are visiting Lucasfilm in San Francisco to attend an advance screening of “Rogue One: AStar Wars Story” and see their own winning stories up on the big screen. They’ll also experience a tour of Rancho Obi-Wan, which houses the world’s biggest collection of Star Wars toys, memorabilia and artifacts.
To see the full selection of winning entries, visit StarWars.com.
To kick-off the #GoRogue UGC contest, a team of Star Wars superfans revealed the key toys from the new line inspired by the highly anticipated “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” movie via a series of fan-made animated shorts that debuted on the Star Wars YouTube channel earlier this year.