Monday, April 23, 2012

Bike Film Competition

Bikeminded, a cycle campaign run by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has launched Cycle Shorts a filmmaking competition open to anyone interested in the filmmaking process, from raw talent through to the more experienced. The entries, which need to be submitted by Friday 15th June 2012 at 5pm, will be judged by award winning film director and cycling enthusiast Richard Loncraine, and Director of the Portobello Film Festival Jonathan Barnet. The shortlisted films will be shown at an exclusive viewing at the Electric Cinema in Notting Hill. The winning entry will be shown at the Portobello Film Festival and the Olympics Festival on Exhibition road, and the winner will also receive 1000 for their next film whilst the peoples choice winner will receive 500. To bring the competition to life, Bikeminded has launched its own animated film to be shared among the filmmaking community and to encourage entries: Entrants can let their creative talents run wild by submitting a film of any genre, be it for example, comedy, horror or thriller. And it can be shot with a pro-camera and crew, on a mobile phone, or it could be animation or stop-motion. The end result must be a short film of just 90 seconds which challenges peoples barriers to cycling in the city, and inspire them to get back on their bikes or take up cycling for the first time. It must also reference the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in some creative way. To see full competition and entry details and Bikemindeds own short film visit: Undercurrents is an award winning alternative news service producing videos of people taking inspiring actions.

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