If you are an aspiring filmmaker looking for your break, this competition could be your big chance. The British Film Institute and Nintendo have launched a nationwide 3D film competition inviting filmmakers to submit a short film inspired by the British Summer 2012. The movie must be shot using the Nintendo 3DS or the Nintendo 3DS XL and will be judged by a panel of judges.
Ridley Scott (Blade Runner, Gladiator, Prometheus) had to say: “Digital and 3D filmmaking is within the grasp of everyone these days. I’m excited by all the skill and talent that’s emerging 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.”
If you’re selected as the lucky winner you get the opportunity to meet Asif Kapadia (director of Senna) and Stuart Warren-Hill (Holotronica/Hexstatic/Big Chill) re-shoot your piece with their guidance and the help of a professional film crew, on location in the capital. Your final piece will be premiered as part of the Nintendo Gala screening at the 56th BFI London Film Festival in October.
The winner will be announced in early September and the first 3 runners up will receive a pair of tickets to the BFI London Film Festival and a BFI membership for one year if they are over 18. Alternatively, if the runners up are under 18 they will win a year’s subscription to Sight and Sound Magazine.
To enter or to check the rules and regulations click here.
- Nicole Morley @NicoleMorleyPet