Details of a new sponsored film contest submitted by Filmaka:
Know your technology? Know someone who has their home hooked up in a unique way?
Well, Filmaka has teamed up with Cisco for a competition with more prize money and wider distribution (over 200 websites) than ever before. We want to find out how you/your mate/colleague has integrated technology into their life.
We’re asking for two clips of 3 minutes each - the first should be about the person, the second about their hardware and software. 20 people will win cash prizes - 10 Brand Winners x U$7,500 and 10 Voter’s Choice x U$5000.
Get cracking as the deadline is Oct 13th midnight PST (HDV preferred, 16:9 aspect ratio, any language but English subtitles please). For more info visit http://www.filmaka.com/ciscodigitalcribs
Calling all mysterious moving-image makers, enigmatic engineers of the silver screen!
Five Minutes of Mystery challenges you to create and submit short films around a theme of mystery. Part of ‘The Compass of Mystery Festival’, Five Minutes of Mystery will bring together film-makers from far and wide to exhibit their work here in Bristol.
Judged by a panel of industry experts, awards will be for Best Film, Audience Award, Local Film-maker and Youth Award. Entries must be no longer then five minutes in length. Submissions will be accepted in the following formats: DVD, Mini DV or as full quality DV QuickTime files. Submission to be accompanied by Five Minutes of Mystery Entry Form, and sent to: Compass Film, 9, Walton Street, Easton, Bristol, BS5 0JG no later than 15th August 2008.
Now in its tenth year, ultra-short film competition DepicT! continues to celebrate the imagination, style, emotion, drama, mystery, humour and passion that can be packed into one captivating mini-movie. Can you do it in 90 seconds?
DepicT! offers emerging filmmakers the opportunity to win a range of
unique prizes and to gain priceless exposure through Encounters
Short Film Festival, the Digital Screen Network,
depict.org and beyond. Judges, who in the past have included directors
Peter Jackson, Terry Gilliam and Royston Tan, film critic Nigel Floyd
and Aardman Animations’ David Sproxton, are looking to discover
distinctive voices which evidence originality, creativity and the
ability to engage the viewer.
This in from Enakeno Ogbo at Spiraluniverse - thanks!
As part of the Week of Peace 2008, Spiraluniverse are seeking entries on the topic of peace as a response to recent news and media highlights of violence and the fear of crime, particualry amongst young people .
It aims to be a positive response to the far too many unfortunate stories in the media about young people and crime, particulalry violent crime leading to fatalities. Regardless of the news, we believe that there are many many positive young people and community members who are able and want to express their concern and interest for the community safety and peace.
The ‘Cries for Peace’ film and photography competition is a way to capture and profile these voices and views. With this in mind, people are invited to send in short film (less than 90 secs) and still photographs submissions on the subject of peace.
The winner will receive a prestigious a London Peace Award and monetary prize and there are a number of opportunities and prizes for the runner ups.
The deadline for submissions is 8 August 2008, application forms and
further information can be downloaded from www.criesforpeace.com. Download PDF. criesforpeace (589.36 Kb)
The Week of Peace is a week long community event which promotes
peace and community safety. The Cries for Peace competition is being launched
this year to promote and profile a message of celebration,
collaboration and reconcilation. Organised by Spiraluniverse as Part of the London Week of Peace 2008 and supported by the Home Office, the Metropolitan Police, Greater London Authority, Bluhalo Design Agency, Open Soho, Metropolitan Black Police Association, Choice FM, London Civic Forum, Revolution PR and others.
From Sam Goldblatt of the 48 Hour Film Project:
The 48 Hour Film Project (48HFP)
will tour to Edinburgh for the first time ever in 2008. Over the May
16-18 weekend, Filmmakers from all across Scotland will compete to
write, shoot and edit a short film in just 48 hours. All films will be
screened at The Cameo on May 20 and 21. The
48HFP is the world's oldest and largest timed-film competition and
takes place annually in over 60 cities around the world with more than
30,000 filmmakers competing to win the title of "Best 48 Hour Film of
winning Edinburgh team will be invited to attend the Filmapalooza
Awards Weekend (held previously at South by Southwest and Cinequest).
The winning 48 Hour Film of 2007 is being screened at the Cannes Film
Festival, and the same is expected for 2008. Filmmaking
teams of all levels will meet on the evening of Friday, May 16 at The
Cameo where they will receive a genre, a character, a prop, and a line
of dialogue that they must work into their short film. Teams have
until 7:30pm on Sunday, May 18 to write, shoot and edit their films.
All films will be judged by Paul Dale, Film Editor for The List,
and Ian Hoey, General Manager of The Cameo, and awards will be given in
several categories. "We're excited to be playing host to this
challenge," says Hoey. "I'm sure it will not only be a keenly
contested competition but great viewing entertainment as well."
more about The Inaugural Edinburgh 48 Hour Film Project at The Brass
Monkey (14 Drummond Street, Edinburgh) on Wednesday, April 23 at 6:30pm
with a free screening of The Best 48 Hour Films of all
time. To see selected 48 Hour Films, go to www.48.tv.
Registration for the competition is £45 and now open to anyone and everyone at www.48hourfilm.com/edinburgh.
Excellent-looking competition, submitted by Holly Barnes Thomas of the Society of St James:
The Society of St James, Southampton's local homelessness charity today launches its own film competition, The Home~less Movie Competition, open to the general public and to its service users and residents too.
The film competition asks only that the film be about homelessness and
run no longer than three minutes. Holly Barnes-Thomas, the
competition's creator explains: I
really wanted to create an opportunity for people, especially the
Society of St James' residents, to express themselves about
homelessness. It's a great chance to raise awareness of the hardship of
homelessness and help people to understand what its really like.
"It's a great chance to raise awareness of the hardship of
homelessness and help people to understand what its really like." Holly Barnes-Thomas
The competition is unusual in that it is open to national filmmakers as
well the charity's service users and will offer a ‘buddy' system to
link up people who have experienced homelessness with filmmakers.
The competition is also supported by local, award winning filmmaker,
Alys Hawkins who produces animated short works from her railway arch
studio in Southampton.
The competition will be judged by a panel of professionals in the
fields of homelessness and film, with a glitzy awards ceremony in
From the brilliant Global Voices website , comes news of three contests for vloggers around the world. Two are on Spannish sites but are open to anyone anywhere. One is for mobile movies, one to
promote causes you care for and the last to report news through online
video. More details and sample films from previous winners at Global Voices :
From Spain, ElPais.com brings us the Movil Film Fest,
an online mobile 1 minute video contest. Although it is geared
primarily to locally made movies, which they call “national”, there are
no restrictions regarding nationality of the producers, although only
the local films will compete for the main awards, videos from outside
Spain will have their own category. All the videos have to be less than
1 minute long and have been shot with cell phones or PDAs, what they
call mobile communication terminals. There is time until April 21st
2008 to submit a video...
The second contest is a worldwide contest based on myspace.com
social networking site. They are requesting for youth between 14 and 24
years of age from all around the world to “Film your issue” in more
than 30 seconds but less than 2 minutes. Prizes include internships at
different organizations such as USA Today, The United Nations and the
Humane Society, however there are citizenship restrictions and mostly
the winners will have to pay for their tickets, lodging and meals
during their internships, and the $5000 USD College scholarship is only
valid for US citizens, making the prizes themselves less attractive for
international participants. However, the winning videos would be
broadcast on different networks, TV stations and websites, making
street cred and bragging rights the likelier reward for the foreign
participants. Already some videos have been uploaded for this contest,
and participants have time until April 14th to participate in any of
the several issue categories.
Another chance to win money and make a name for yourself is the citizen journalism video contest is being organized by VideoNews24.net[es]
. Although it is used mostly by Spanish vloggers (video bloggers), it
is open to any person who wishes to participate. The contest opened on
March 1st and will run to July 31st. The top three videos will be
chosen from those with more hits and highest ratings given by other
users and then the winner chosen from them. The complete guidelines to
participate can be found by following this link [es].
submitted by BAFTA
Seconds of Fame' is back. This exciting and innovative short film
challenge was launched by BAFTA and Orange in 2006, and attracted more
than 250 entries. This year, aspiring filmmakers are invited to submit
a 60 second short film, based on the theme ‘unite'. The winning film
will be featured on the BBC1 broadcast of the Film Awards, watched by
millions around the world.