BFI LFF & Nintendo 3DS Short Film Competition, Supported by Ridley Scott

BFI LFF & Nintendo 3DS Short Film Competition, Supported by Ridley Scott

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A Vision in 3D Competition BFI LFF & Nintendo 3DS Short Film Competition, Supported by Ridley ScottAspiring filmmakers and Nintendo 3DS lovers, take note: The BFI London Film Festival announced earlier this year that they would be partnering with Nintendo for the coming festival this October, holding a short film competition that will see the winner take their film to the London Film Festival in two months’ time.

The competition, titled A Vision in 3D, is now officially open, and you have until midnight on Sunday, 2nd September to enter.

“A Vision in 3D competition 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.””

The theme is ‘British Summer 2012’, and you can find the full release below, detailing all of the finer points, but the main things to take note are:

Your short film must be recorded using a Nintendo 3DS or 3DS XL
Your short film must be no longer than 60 seconds in length
Special attention will be given to films demonstrating adherence to the theme, imaginative content, and clever use of the 3D technology.

The winner will then have the chance to create their own short film with a professional film crew, mentored by AV innovator Stuart Warren-Hill (Hexstatic) and director Asif Kapadia (Senna).

Click Here to head over to Nintendo, where you can upload your entry and read the official terms and conditions. Good luck!

And for those filmmakers out there who don’t have a 3DS, you still have time to enter o2’s short film competition here.

Nintendo 3DS XL and the BFI present a Vision in 3D: 3D short filmmaking competition now open.

A Vision in 3D competition 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 form (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).

Watch this space over the coming weeks for more info on the masterclass and further announcements and opportunities around the competition.

The winner and a guest will be invited to attend the red carpet Nintendo gala screening during the 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.

Please see below for the competition’s Terms and Conditions

And Good Luck!