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The Mayor launches the Our City short film competition

Published on Thursday, 4th October 2018

Our City, our 90-second short film competition is now open for entries.  Mayor Marvin Rees launched the competition during last week's Encounters Festival.  Budding filmmakers have until midnight on Friday 30th November to submit their entries in the hope of winning the £1000 prize fund kindly contributed by Aardman, Doghouse, Drummer TV, Films @ 59 and Icon Films.

The project started last year with over 50 entries and this year we’re looking to make it bigger.  It's part of the UNESCO City of Film, supported by the wider TV sector through RTS Bristol and works through community groups including Calling The Shots, Creative Youth Network, Knowle West Media Centre, Rife, Sharpshotz and Ujima Radio.

The Brief:

Produce a 90 second film, animation or motion video suitable for use on social media that captures your view of what makes Bristol THE place to be – creativity, culture, people, music, technology, action, collaboration or lifestyle.  

It can be documentary, drama, comedy, music - any form that shows off the city!

The Rules :

  • Your entry must be no more than 90 seconds long. 
  • You can use any digital device  – computer, phone or camera.
  • We welcome projects produced by a team, though the lead creatives  – director, producer, writer or composer must be either under 30 years old, or a student.
  • You must own or have cleared the copyright of all the content in your submission – including music.  
  • It must be suitable for all audiences, with no  “explicit content” requiring a disclaimer.
  • Your submission must be MP4 or Quicktime format.

Entering is simple! All you need to do is complete a simple entry form and upload your film via the FilmOurCity Facebook page by midnight on Friday 30th November.