Apple's solutions are instrumental in a new competition for young filmmakers, Boom!

Run by MTV, the competition is open to filmmakers aged between 16-25-years. It involves a nationwide series of free filmmaking workshops in which young people will learn something on how to make films, video diaries, news bulletins, reports and mini-documentaries.

Boom! requires filmmakers use Apple hardware and iLife software, including iMovie and GarageBand. Finished films are to be uploaded to MTV’s website, where it will be voted on by website visitors, the most popular clips may be screened on MTV, and there’s a series of awards for the very best candidates.

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