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Fujifilm launches 2011 Short Film competition

Fujifilm Motion Picture has unveiled details of its 2011 Fujifilm Shorts competition.

As in the previous two years, short filmmakers have the chance to win a host of great prizes including two prizes of £2,000 worth of Fujifilm Motion Picture film stock.
‘Fujifilm Shorts’ is open to all UK and Ireland based short filmmakers, entry is free and entrants can submit as many short films as they like. There is one category with an open brief with two prizes being awarded – ‘Best Film’ and ‘Best Cinematography’.

In addition to the £4,000 worth of Fujifilm film stock up for grabs there is a whole range of other prizes on offer – Technicolor is providing a ‘Rushes Package’ including film processing, a one light transfer, sync sound and Digi-Beta deliverable. Technicolor Creative Services will also present both winners with a 35mm print of their films for this year’s awards screening.

Other prizes include: a lighting hire package courtesy of Panalux; Panavision is supplying a 35mm or 16mm Camera and Dolly hire package; a studio hire package from Island Studios; and a year’s free subscription to British Cinematographer Magazine.

The cinematographer from the winner of both prizes will also win a free ticket, courtesy of Fujifilm, to the Camerimage International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, in Poland, December 2011. The prize includes flights, accommodation and industry festival passes. The British Society of Cinematographers will welcome the two winning cinematographers to all BSC social and technical events for a period of one year.

Rushes Soho Shorts and Born Shorts will screen both of the winning films as part of each of their respective festival programmes and Future Shorts will consider both winners for a worldwide distribution deal.

All submissions must be shot, in their entirety, on Fujifilm Motion Picture film stock and must have been completed after 1 January 2009. All submissions must be less than 30 minutes long. The closing date for entries is 25 February 2011.

Submission must be made on DVD and sent with a completed entry form to Jerry Deeney at Fujifilm Motion Picture. Entry forms can be downloaded from www.fujifilmshorts.com

The winners of the 2010 Fujifilm Shorts competition were The Business Trip and Native Son. The Business Trip, lit by Angus Hudson, scooped the Best Film award, while DP Yoliswa Gärtig’s work on Native Son won the Best Cinematography prize.

Full details on Fujifilm Shorts 2011 are available from: www.fujifilmshorts.com

About Soho Shorts

We celebrate the wealth of talent working across all genres of short format productions. For us that means anything under 45minutes including fiction, factual, animation, music video, and digital content in every degree. Year round Soho Shorts helps curate programme across the UK and internationally. Contact us if you want to team up.


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