Ridley Scott teams up with Nintendo & BFI for short film competition

Posted by Fabio 10 August 2012

The BFI and Nintendo are launching a UK wide 3D film competition for the London Film Festival, supported by Ridley Scott. Nintendo and the BFI, both committed to finding and nurturing the best new British film talent, are inviting emerging filmmakers to submit a short film using the wide range of filming modes on the Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 3DS XL. Focused around the theme of ‘British Summer 2012’, the winning film will be premiered before the Nintendo Gala screening at the 56th BFI London Film Festival, which takes place from 10 – 21 October 2012.

Award-winning director, Ridley Scott said: “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.”

Short films must be recorded on a Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 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.

Short films to be uploaded at: www.nintendo.co.uk/3dsbfifilmcomp before the competition deadline of midnight on Sunday 2 September 2012. Entrants must be 16 years or over and a British resident.