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reed.co.uk Short Film Competition 2012: call for entries


 Are you a short filmmaker? Would you like to win £10,000? Well take note, as the reed.co.uk Short Film Competition is looking for your entry right now.

Here’s the pitch:

We’re looking for up-and-coming, talented and exciting filmmakers, to create a short film (three minutes max), centred on the competition’s theme: ‘The Boss.’   

 You may be a student, amateur or a seasoned pro. You may choose to shoot your work on 33mm film or just on your mobile. Whoever you are, however you make your film, by entering, you’ll be in with a chance of winning the £10,000 Grand Prix – and some priceless industry exposure.

The competition, now in its third year, will be judged by a panel of industry professionals, who are looking for original ideas, inspiring scripts and great execution. They’ll choose this year’s Grand Prix winner, who will take home a £10,000 cash prize, membership to London’s Hospital Club and a year’s subscription to Shooting People.

In addition to the Grand Prix, prizes of £1,000 will be awarded to additional category winners, including the ‘People’s Choice Award’ and ‘Best Animation’.

Mark Rhodes, Marketing Director at reed.co.uk, explains how the previous two competitions have exposed a rich seam of talent and created genuine opportunities for the winners:

 “The shorts we’ve seen in the last two competitions have been inspiring, so we’re really keen to see what this year’s competition brings, so we can start showcasing even more talent.

 “At reed.co.uk, our business is all about giving people opportunities and the Short Film Competition has been an excellent way of doing this for creative talent: our first Grand Prix winner went on to win the coveted Virgin Media Shorts competition and was long listed for a BAFTA, whilst one of last year’s winners has since gone on to make a national TV ad for us. ”

Rhodes continues: 

 “We’re extremely proud to be continuing our support for short film and this year we’re delighted to have the support of The Hospital Club as a headline partner. This partnership will allow us to reach more filmmaking talent and further strengthen the position of the reed.co.uk Short Film Competition within the UK film industry.”

The deadline for entries is 25 March, 2012. Full details of this year’s competition, including information on how to enter, can be found at reed.co.uk/film.

Further information:

http://www.reed.co.uk/film

http://www.youtube.com/reedfilm

http://www.facebook.com/reedfilm

http://www.twitter.com/reedfilm

7th February 2012

reed.co.uk launches third annual short film competition

 Aspiring filmmakers are being given another opportunity to win top prizes and priceless industry exposure, as leading UK job site, reed.co.uk, launches its third annual short film competition.

 The online competition, which is open to everyone regardless of their film making credentials, will challenge filmmakers to create a short film centred on the theme, ‘The Boss.’

An expert panel of judges, to be announced early next year, will choose this year’s Grand Prix winner, who’ll take home a £10,000 cash prize, a year’s membership of London’s Hospital Club and a year’s subscription to Shooting People.

In addition to the Grand Prix, prizes of £1,000 will be awarded to additional category winners, including the ‘People’s Choice Award’ and ‘Best Animation’.

Mark Rhodes, Marketing Director at reed.co.uk, explains how the previous two competitions have exposed a rich seam of creative talent:

 “The shorts we’ve seen in the last two competitions have been inspiring, so we were really keen launch this year’s competition and start showcasing more talent.

 “At reed.co.uk, our business is all about giving people opportunities and the Short Film Competition has been an excellent way of doing this for creative talent: our first winner went on to win the coveted Virgin Media Shorts competition and was long listed for a BAFTA.”

 Rhodes continues: 

 “We’re extremely proud to be continuing our support for short film and, this year, we’re delighted to have the support of The Hospital Club as a headline partner. This partnership will allow us to reach more filmmaking talent and further strengthen the position of the reed.co.uk Short Film Competition in the UK film industry.”

The deadline for entries is 25 March 2012. Full details of this year’s competition, including information on how to enter, can be found at reed.co.uk/film.

Further information:

http://www.reed.co.uk/film

http://www.youtube.com/reedfilm

http://www.facebook.com/reedfilm

http://www.twitter.com/reedfilm

2nd December 2011

YouthDocs & ‘Beyond the Brickworks’ at the Bursledon Brickworks National Heritage Open Day

 Thanks to an award from the Heritage Lottery Fund, young people from Solent Youth Action were able to make films about the Bursledon Brickworks, the last steam driven brickworks in the UK. Over three weeks they worked with filmmakers, The Butterfly Fx, to portray the working life of the site, through animations and drama reconstructions. The testimonies of former employees were recorded to understand how the site used to work and capture their experiences.

On the 8th of September 2011 the Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum (BBIM) will be hosting an arts and photography exhibition displaying work by local artists, photographers and craftsmen for the National Heritage Open day.  BBIM has been exploring its local history over the last year via all kinds of avenues including the Hidden Histories project. They have also been searching the newly released 1911 Census which will be on display as part of the exhibition.   His Worshipful the Mayor of Fareham, Councillor Trevor Cartwright MBE and Mayoress Mrs Ruth Cartwright will be attending as honoured guests from 11am.

Beyond the Brickworks films will be screened as part of the event. Please come along and celebrate the young people’s achievement. There will be a special presentation about how the films were made at 1pm and an opportunity to meet the former employees and young people involved. Lena Samuels from WMG will also be launching a new documentary film making competition for young people called YouthDocs at 2pm. Admission is free

Lisa Calder, Director of The Butterfly Fx said: “This is an exciting project for young people to explore the heritage on their doorstep, whilst learning new media skills.  The films made by the young people will be a permanent installation helping future visitors to understand the working life of the Brickworks.”

Lena Samuels, Director of WMG said: “YouthDocs 2011 with its theme A Sense of Place gives young people such as those from Solent Youth Action and any young person in the South, an opportunity to create a short film, a piece of audio and a blog as part of the competition which recognises both their talent as well as gives them a chance to explore and develop their media creativity. ”

The competition is now open for entries with a deadline for submissions of 2nd March 2011. For more information email: lena@wessexmediagroup.co.uk

 

5th September 2011