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Samba Cool

What is it about sunglasses?

We don’t know why sunglasses instantly make us look cool – we just know they do! Filmmakers have known for a long time that sunglasses immediately add mystery, and mystery adds excitement. Celebrities who first started wearing sunglasses to hide their identity or the flash of the light bulbs from the paparazzi quickly cemented the link between sunglasses and glamour.

Now, it’s time for a new generation of filmmakers to define cool in their own movies, made on anything from today’s high-tech digital cameras to their smartphones! Show us your Samba Cool in a video from 30 to 120 seconds in length, and you could be the winner of our first Samba Cool Film Festival Contest.

First Prize is $1000 toward producing your next video, with other cool prizes as well. See the Rules below for more information.

What We’re Looking For

Did you know sunglasses automatically add symmetry to your face, and study shows that most people equate symmetry to beauty? That not being able to look into your eyes adds mystery, and mystery fuels attraction? Glamour. Edginess. Mystery. We want you to show how the simple addition of our online sunglasses adds up to Samba Cool. Use our best sunglasses to show how the magic happens.


1. Get your sunglasses! Pick up to 5 pairs of sunglasses below, add them to cart and checkout with the special code given to you to get them at 80% off.

2. Shoot a movie scene of your choice. It can be from 30 to 120 seconds in length on any camera that fits the theme Samba Cool.

3. Submit your movie to (make it private) and email the video to us at If we choose your film, you're in! We'll post your film on our channel for all to see.

4. Tell everyone voting starts 11/15/2017 and have your friends and family vote for your Film Festival submission by liking and commenting the video. Share the link to your video on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #SAMBACOOL


Winners will be selected by our panel from among the top vote-getters. The Samba Cool Film Festival Contest Ends 12/31/2018

1. FIRST PRIZE $1000 Cash. You can use it to help fund your next film project – or however you like.

2. SECOND PRIZE $500 gift card from B&H Photo.

3. THIRD PRIZES 10 Winners will receive $100 of store credits to be used on anyway they like

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