David Knight - 28th Feb 2012

The deadline for Fujifilm Shorts 2012, the short film competition run by Fujifilm Motion Picture, is fast approaching. Filmmakers have only until 30 March 2012 to submit their entries.

All submissions must be on DVD and posted, together with a completed entry form to Jerry Deeney, Fujifilm Shorts, 17 Soho Square, London, W1D 3QJ. Visit www.fujifilmshorts.com to download an entry form and to see full terms and conditions. The winners will be announced at the Rushes Soho Shorts Festival awards ceremony on 19 July 2012.

The award, now in its fourth year, has one category with an open brief. As in previous years, two prizes will be awarded - 'Best Film' and 'Best Cinematography'. All submissions must be shot, in their entirety, on Fujifilm Motion Picture film stock and must have been completed after 1 January 2010. All submissions must be less than 30 minutes long. Fujifilm Shorts is free to enter and entrants can submit as many short films as they like.

Fujifilm Motion Picture will select a shortlist of nominated films for final judging. A panel of industry experts will be selected by Fujifilm to judge the finalists. The judges will award two prizes, the overall 'Best Film' and a prize for the 'Best Cinematography'. All nominated films will be judged for both prizes.

There is an impressive list of prizes up for grabs, the full list of prizes is:
? £2,000 worth of Fujifilm Motion Picture stock of your choice in either 16mm or 35mm.
? A 'Rushes Package' courtesy of Technicolor - including film processing (a maximum of either 8,000ft of 16mm or 6,000ft of 35mm), a one light transfer, sync sound and Digi-Beta deliverable.
? Technicolor Creative Services Soho will provide a print of the two winning films on Fujifilm's new show print stock, Eterna-CP 3514DI. This service will include Laser Film Recording services onto 35mm Fujifilm RDI Intermediate film from the winning film's tape or data masters.
? A 35mm or 16mm Camera and Dolly hire package courtesy of Panavision.
? Lighting hire package courtesy of Panalux.
? Studio hire package courtesy of Island Studios, London.
? A final audio and colour grading package courtesy of Rain Post Production.
? A main and end titles design and creation package courtesy of Fugitive Studios.
? An insurance package worth £1,500 courtesy of Towergate Camerasure.
? There are additional prizes for the cinematographers of each of the two winning films - The cinematographers of the 'Best Film' and 'Best Cinematography' will each win one free ticket to the Camerimage, International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, in Poland, December 2012. The prize includes flights, accommodation and industry festival passes.
? The British Society of Cinematographers (BSC) will welcome both of the winning cinematographers of the 'Best Film' and 'Best Cinematography' awards, as guests of Fujifilm, to all BSC social and technical events for a period of one year.
? The two winning films will be considered for a worldwide distribution deal with Future Shorts.
? The nominated films will be screened as part of the festival programme at the Rushes Short Film Festival in London in July 2012.
? The two winning films will be screened as part of the festival programme at the Born Shorts International Short Film Festival 2012 in Bornholm, Denmark.
? The two winning films will be screened as part of the festival programme in Cannes for Cannes In A Van and in London at the Screen Social.
? The two winning filmmakers will also have a free pass to Hay Film School's workshops at the 4th Festival of British Cinema (2012) in Hay-on-Wye, where their winning films will also be screened as part of the festival programme.
? One year of free subscription to British Cinematographer Magazine.
? The winners will also be featured on our Fujifilm Exposure website with extensive PR coverage from Fujifilm Motion Picture.

For further information go to www.fujifilmshorts.com

David Knight - 28th Feb 2012

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