Ridley Scott teams up this summer with Nintendo and the BFI for a short film competition entitled ‘A Vision in 3D’, and we thought a few doc entries wouldn’t go amiss.
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.
Ridley Scott commented: “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 competition offers the winner the opportunity to work with two leading names in film: Stuart Warren-Hill and Senna director Asif Kapadia who will also be in the jury. Together you will to develop your idea for the shoot with a professional film crew. The final film will be screened during the BFI London Film Festival in October.
In addition to the main prize there will also be three runner up prizes of a pair of tickets to attend a screening at the festival plus a BFI membership for one year.
Short films should be uploaded through the website which you can access by clicking here - also check there for entrance guidelines, rules and regulations.