As part of the Southbank Bristol Arts Trail 2011, which will be held in May, we are calling for people to unleash the hidden director inside of them. Dig into your pocket, pull out your digital camera or smartphone and make us a small film. A Films must be a maximum of two minutes long, and can be on any subject and fall into any category - experimental, comedy, drama, animation, documentary - its up to you! Set the world to rights with a documentary, make that funny short film, or create a mysterious experimental piece. Anything goes.
Films may be edited prior to submission, which allows you to add necessary credits etc and add music if you have permission to use it. You can submit up to three films to the festival in a single submission. Group submissions are welcome. There is a one of fee of £5 to cover costs, cheques to be made payable to SBA.
We will aim to show all films throughout the Arts Trail weekend at a specially created cinema in the Southville Centre, Beauley Road, Bristol. Selected films may be shown on the SBA website (http://sbaweb.co.uk). There will be a prize for the overall selected winner of £100, with a second prize of £50. Other prizes to be announced soon!
The closing date for submissions is the 20th April 2011.
Instructions to filmmakers:
Films submitted to the selection committee must be made with a pocket camera (video cell phone, digital camera, smartphone...)
The selected films may be shown either on a large movie-theatre or on a pocket-sized screen during the festival. The selection committee is solely responsible for the choice of the screen size for each of the films chosen to participate in the festival.
So that your film can be shown during the festival and on our website, make sure that you have all the necessary authorisations, especially those for the music in your film and the permission of your actors.
Films can be edited on PC/Mac and credits etc added.
Films must be sent either on a CD Rom or DVD. No other support media will be accepted.
Film formats accepted : MPEG, AVI, mov, VOB, 3gp, mp4
Maximum Length - 2 minutes
Please include 3 photos of your film (resolution 300 dpi)
Address to send films to - 4 Ruby Street, Bedminster, Bristol BS3 3DY
Please enclose a cheque for £5 made out to SBA (This is to cover admin costs - you may submit more than one film for this)
Closing date for entries: 20th April 2011
Categories - Experimental, comedy, drama, animation, documentary - its up to you