There are rumblings from the Motionplymouth crowd that Dartmoor faerie artist (fartist?) Alan Lee will be flashing his Oscar at the event this year.
After illustrating the centenary book of Tolkien’s classic tale in 1992, Alan was asked to provide the artwork for the sets of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings wheeze – and picked up an Oscar for his trouble, which is nice.
Anyway, Lee will be handing out prizes and giving a summer masterclass as part of a new moviemaking competition called Young Motionplymouth.
Fledgling filmmakers from schools across the city can make shorts in several categories including animation, music, an open category or mash-ups, plus films about a child’s perspective of Plymouth.
A launch event is taking place tonight at the Vue Cinema, Barbican at 4.30pm, where teachers and potential sponsors can find out about how to get involved.
The compo will climax in November, during Motionplymouth week, with a swanky Oscar-style award ceremony. Winners will get to see their entries on the big screen and receive a ‘Frankie’ award (a cast of Sir Francis Drake modelled into an Oscar-style award).
The deadline for entries is October 1. For more details, go along tonight or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out D+CFilm tomorrow to find out how last year’s Motionplymouth won an award for its swearing (or something).
Tune in to D+CFilm later this week to find out about a non-competitive and not for profit festival designed to encourage young filmmakers. We don’t just throw this stuff together, you know!
Posted by Thin White Duke