Launch their £10,000 Prize RSFC UK Wide Short Film Competition - FILMMAKING COMPETITION

Posted by Craig Grobler on Google+ On Monday, October 08, 2012

smartfest smart car smart creatorsCalling all aspiring filmmakers! is delighted to announce the launch of the 2013 Short Film Competition (RSFC). The call for entries coincides with the launch of a major television advertising campaign for, directed by former category winners, Jonathan Brooks and Mat Laroche.

Now in its fourth year, the RSFC has established itself as a major event on the short film circuit, attracting a high calibre of filmmakers competing for the £10,000 Grand Prix and the opportunity it brings to further their career in film. Each year, budding filmmakers are given a theme to work to and this year the theme is:

AMBITION’ Short Film Competition (RSFC) was established in 2009 to give aspiring film makers a platform to have their work seen by the industry, and the opportunity to further their career in film. In addition to the Grand Prix, the competition also awards prizes for the Judges Commendation and The People’s Choice Award.
Last year’s final event, hosted by Stephen Mangan, awarded prizes to Alex Emslie, Jonathan Brooks and Francis Annan. Films are to be no longer 3 minutes in length and closing date for entry is 23.59hrs on 31 January 2013.

Entries to be submitted on Nominations will be announced in February and the finals held in May 2013. Short Film Competition Short Film Competition 2013
Open to anyone, on any budget, in any genre, we want your short films about 'Ambition'.

Be funny, be serious, be artistic, be thought provoking. Shoot with a film crew or just shoot on your mobile.

However you choose to make your film, base your film on an original idea about 'Ambition' and make sure it's distinctive, imaginative and engaging to be in with a chance of winning.

The best 12 films will be shortlisted and put before a panel of expert judges who'll choose this year's winners.

The shortlist will be screened at an exclusive awards party in London in May. See the video below to get an idea of the spirit of the RSFC Awards:

Video: Short Film Competition RSFC Awards 2012

The Grand Prix winner will walk away with £10,000. And that's not all. One People's Choice, Best Young Filmmaker and Judges Commendation winner will take home £1,000

- Make a short film (no more than three minutes), based on an original idea about 'Ambition'
- Upload your short film to YouTube or Vimeo
- Complete the online application form here!
- Share your film with friends using Facebook, Twitter and Google+

As part of’s commitment to support new talent and provide opportunities for career development, former nominees Brooks and Laroche were hired to direct a commercial for a major television campaign as part of the Love Mondays campaign. Starring actor and comedian Rufus Jones (Hunderby) as Captain Reed, an intergalactic space traveller who has the power to change people’s lives by changing their careers, the campaign will roll out nationwide from 30th September on primetime slots across all broadcast channels. Previously the duo won a public voted competition to create a commercial for the company. Their winning entry, Super Reed, aired on terrestrial television earlier this year.

Paul Weiland, Director and long time RSFC supporter said:
"There are numerous short film competitions but very few that reward filmmakers with such a serious commitment to making their next production a reality. The Short Film Competition is an important and vital support to filmmakers, not only for the winning director(s), but for all involved. Jon and Mat’s success lends itself as proof that this competition truly is a platform for emerging talent."
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