Enter the Digital Revolutions Competition and win up to £10,000
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, together with Sheffield Doc/Fest and Crossover, have launched a short film competition called ‘Digital Revolutions‘. Entrants must submit films up to three minutes long, that show how they see the world they live in, and how information and information technology impacts it. The aim is to build the largest creative picture of what information and information technology means for Great Britain today. “We want people in the UK to tell us how their lives have been changed by information and information technology and what this might mean for their communities in the future,” says President of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, Elizabeth Sparrow.
The competition is taking a unique approach by looking at how entrants use social media to get their films noticed. Building a fan base for your film will be as challenging as creating the film itself. A panel of judges will select a shortlist of entrants who will be invited to the annual Sheffield Doc/Fest, and receive a golden ticket to attend the entire festival – a must-do for any aspiring or professional filmmaker. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony during the festival. On top of all this, there is a £10,000 prize for the best amateur film, and a £5,000 prize for the best professional film.
To give you a little inspiration, check out this video uploaded by a lovely young boy who shows us how information technology, and more specifically, how Skype impacts his life: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBkMHsX5WSs. You can also view all other video entries here: http://www.youtube.com/user/bcsdigirevolutions
There are no minimum requirements on the production of the film – you could even use your mobile phone to film. So whip out your camera out and show ‘Digital Revolutions’ how being online affects your everyday world. Entries close on 21 October 2010.