Over the past few months, and especially the past few weeks, there has been such a buzz in the office! The Short Film Competition has brought filmmakers from all over the world together. We’ve had filmmakers from the USA, Canada, Mexico, Israel, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and just about every European country!
The one thing that makes me so incredibly excited about this is that we’re going to get the opportunity to experience first hand the creativity and skills from all across the world. I think as humans, we all share similar experiences – the range of emotions, and to see these anecdotes interpreted through film is an honour.
I know that the judging process is going to be tough, but we’re prepared. To those of you who have already entered, I am wishing you luck and if you’ve thought that you missed the deadline, we’ll there’s an extension until 4 May, and your films can reach us up until 15 May.
I would also like to extend a warm thank you to our partners The National Media Museum, Glasgow Film Theatre, Shooting People, Kerry Film Festival, Rushes Soho Short Film Festival, Wallflower Press, and Raindance.
This award offers winners and runners-up a fantastic prize package, including:
·Screenings of your film at: The National Media Museum (Bradford), Rushes Soho Shorts Film Festival (London), Glasgow Film Festival, Kerry Film Festival, Glimmer: Hull Film Festival, Project Space Leeds and on the Aesthetica website.
·£500 first prize, £250 runner-up.
·12 months membership with Shooting People.
·Collection of film books from Wallflower Press.
·A weekend course with Raindance.
·Winner and 10 runners-up to be included on a DVD that will go to all Aesthetica readers.
Films should be up to 25 minutes long.
For detailed guidelines and entry visit www.aestheticamagazine.com/film_submissions.htm
EXTENDED Deadline: 4 May – films can arrive until 15 May 2010