D+Cineastes have got about a month to get something together for the Big Lunch Young Filmmaker’s competition.
Why bother? Well, the winner gets a big old cheque for £1,000 and their film could be shown on Channel Four.
Run in association with the National Young Volunteering Service, Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation, Shooting People and BOOM!, the judges wanna see a short (no longer than six minutes) about people, knowing your neighbours, and how they gel on days like The Big Lunch, blah blah blah.
Yes, that’s when good neighbours become good friends – and readers probably won’t be surprised to learn that the Big Lunch event was inspired by the Eden Project’s Tim Smit. Bloody hippies.
Anyway, you’ve got until September 1 to have a punt. One local filmmaker who’s entered already is Kezia Tooby from Penzance.
She said: ‘I heard about the competition through Raindance. They sent out an email advertising it and through that I made the film.’
Her piece, see video, depicts vegetables in a kitchen fridge as neighbours whose individual parts come together to create a ‘big lunch’. Do you see?!
The 25-year-old, who is studying film at Truro College, she said: ‘I did a degree in film history in London and I have been making short films writing screenplays, hopefully this will be a first step.”
Whatever the result of the competition Kezia said she was glad of the experience and said: ‘I will keep entering little competitions and making short films and hope that I get my big break, I’m putting a lot into this.’
Click here to find out more about the Big Lunch Young Filmmaker’s competition.
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