BFI and Nintendo launch competition with the support of Ridley Scott.
Figurehead Ridley Scott says: “Digital and 3D filmmaking is within the grasp of everyone these days. I’m excited by all the skill and talent that’s emerging in the UK, telling stories in different ways and it’s vital that it gets our support. This competition launched by the BFI and Nintendo opens up a big opportunity for emerging filmmakers to make their mark and they should grab it with both hands. I can’t wait to see the results.”
Win the chance to create your own short film in 3d with a professional film crew and high profile mentors.
Nintendo and the BFI are currently on the hunt for the best new British filmmaking talent by inviting emerging filmmakers to submit a short film, created using the Nintendo 3DS or 3DS XL, on the theme of ‘British Summer 2012’.
Short films must be recorded using a Nintendo 3DS or 3DS XL and should be no more than 60 seconds long. Special attention will be given to films demonstrating adherence to the theme, imaginative content and clever use of the 3D technology.
The competition, supported by RIDLEY SCOTT, also offers the winner the opportunity to work with two leading names in film: STUART WARREN-HILL and ASIF KAPADIA.
Short films should be uploaded through the below link (file size limit 40MB) before the competition deadline of midnight on Sunday 2nd September 2012. Entrants must be 16 years or over and a British resident. Entries will be judged by an expert panel including AV innovator Stuart Warren-Hill and Senna director, Asif Kapadia.
In the lead up to the Festival premiere the winner will have the opportunity to work with their mentors, Stuart Warren-Hill and Asif Kapadia, to develop their idea for the 3D film shoot and with them help direct the professional film crew.
See the final version premiered at the 56th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with AMERICAN EXPRESS.
In addition to the main prize there will also be 3 runner up prizes of a pair of tickets to attend a screening at the 56th BFI London Film Festival plus a BFI Membership for one year (or if you are under 18 a one year subscription to Sight and Sound Magazine).
The winner and a guest will be invited to attend the red carpet Nintendo gala screening during the BFI London Film Festival in October 2012.
The winner and runners up will be announced in early September and the 3D film shoot will take place in London soon after.