Calling all aspiring filmmakers! Reed.co.uk 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 Reed.co.uk, 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:
Entries to be submitted on reed.co.uk/film. Nominations will be announced in February and the finals held in May 2013.
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Open to anyone, on any budget, in any genre, we want your short films about 'Ambition'.
WHAT ARE RSFC LOOKING FOR?
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.
WHAT'S UP FOR GRABS?
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:
- 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 reed.co.uk’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 reed.co.uk 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."For more information, tips, hints, previous films and to enter head over to: http://www.reed.co.uk/film
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