Calling all budding film-makers!
Alumnus Will Huntley has brought to our attention a super opportunity for any aspiring film-makers out there - the if24 London film festival, which includes a short film competition offering the chance to win a $2.4 million dollar budget to make your short into a feature film, with the support of a recognised film production company!
The competition is open now for entries, and closes on 31st May, so grab your mobile phones and get filming!
This is what the organisers have to say about the festival and competition...
'Welcome to if24, the first of its kind global competition that opens up the world of filmmaking to anyone and offers the ultimate prize along with an exciting free ticketed London film celebration.
Over a single, thrilling day of free screenings and Q&As with the great and good behind and in front of the camera we are celebrating the world of film with the if24 London Festival on Saturday 7 July 2018 at Picturehouse Hackney. Tickets will be free and available on a first come, first served basis in June.
As one of the highlights of the festival, we will be hosting the London heat of just about the greatest filmmaking competition ever mounted. We are challenging the next generation of directors to make a short film that could become the inspiration for a feature film with global distribution and a $2.4 million production budget. The global competition will take place in four cities - London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Los Angeles, the four finalists from each city will be brought together for a premiere of their work in Los Angeles and the overall winner of if24 2018 will be announced.
Competition entries open on Monday 7th May - To enter the competition, anyone with a mobile phone, anywhere in the world can submit their short film. We challenge entrants to bring to life the theme of ‘24’ – whether it is the theme, the runtime, or a recurring motif. Twenty-four is the number of hours in a day and the frames per second that motion picture film is usually projected at. So get that phone charged to the max and get your writers hat on.
Submissions will be open for 24 days - May 7th to May 31st, the maximum runtime for all films is 2 minutes, 40 seconds and the budget for the winning project will be $2.4 million USD.'