There are short films, then there are short films, and at 90 second (that’s a minute and half for those of you in Imperial), the Roughcut 90 Second Film Challenge is at the shorter range of the short film spectrum. Which should make it a little less daunting for your creative juices to flow, and to be in with a chance of winning cash prizes for your creativity.
The Roughcut 90 Second Film Challenge is ‘a short film competition hosted, programmed and promoted by o-region in collaboration with DOGBITE in conjunction with WTW Cinemas, Falmouth University, Truro Festival and AW Event Consultant‘.
The films need to be no longer than 90 seconds, including credits. And can be in any genre, but they must incorporate the theme of ‘journeys’ somewhere in there.
The prizes are £500 and a trophy for Best Film, there are two Runner Up awards of £150 and £100 respectively, and a Best Young Persons Film award for under 18s of £250 along with a trophy (which rather unfairly looks like it would go to the school or college). All these prizes are judged by the judging panel. But there’s also an Audience Award of £250 and a trophy, which is decided by a public vote on the night of the screening.
To enter, and check out the rules and conditions, pop over to the Roughcut 90 Second Film Challenge page. There’s a £5 fee per entry, but there’s no limit to the number of entries you can submit, if you feel the film muse taking hold.
The deadline in Monday, March 23. And the screening takes place on Thursday, April 2 at The Plaza Cinema, Truro.
What are you waiting for people? Click the film button on your phone and start that 90 second journey of your filmic vision!