FIlm4 are running a competition whereby users recreate a favourite scene from a Film4-funded movie. I chose to recreate the opening of "Sexy Beast" in low-fi animation.
Fig.1 Francis Glenday "Sexy Biscuit", Country: New Zealand, Submitted: 31/07/2012, Recreating: Jonathan Glazer (2000) "Sexy Beast".
"We are a not-for-profit festival celebrating the wealth of talent working across all genres of short film including live action drama, documentary, animation, music video, and work that pushes boundaries including online or mobile content, title sequences, and idents.
The work of newcomers and established filmmakers is promoted by screening work at cinemas, screening rooms and cafes throughout Soho and London's West End. In conjunction with the competitive program [sic] we hold a large variety of debates and discussions on all aspects of media and filmmaking. The event program [sic] also builds in networking and case studies. Our aims are to provide an arena introducing creativity, new/established practitioners and those partners that can help assist in supporting and furthering people's ideas."
(Soho Shorts, 2011)
"Sound & Vision 2008 was launched in July, when 56 musicians each submitted one minute music clips to Generator North East (UK). 10 music clips were chosen and posted up on the Northern Film & Media website in September for film makers to listen to before selecting their favourite clip and submitting their 1 minute film idea.
The seven commissioned Sound & Vision films are now available for you to view and vote for your favourite. A gala screening will take place early next year showcasing the Sound & Vision films made, and the winning musician and filmmaker will be awarded a prize of £3,000 to make a short film together."
(Northern Film & Media)
DepicT! - the short film competition, which challenges budding filmmakers from around the world to make mini-masterpieces of under 90 seconds - has received a record number of 370 entries from filmmakers as far afield as Argentina, Iran, Sri Lanka, Australia, Italy, Hungary, Estonia, India, Mexico and of course the UK.