Yet another half baked idea that I have no time to implement so take it, do it and make lots of money just credit me with the idea! And hurry! You only have until September 2 to enter! Here's how this would work:

  • Create a new flickr group called VanDigiCam 1 Minute Film or something like that.
  • People submit their photos to the group pool (not all of the photos have to be of the Vancouver International Film Centre, just one!) and give up their rights to the photo for the film (can of course retain the rights for other uses!)
  • Film producer selects the best 500 or photos
  • Using iMovie and iDVd or equivalent film producer blends (Ken Burns effect, etc) the photos into a 1 minute film with some cool CC or public domain music (I am looking at you Derek Miller!) as a soundtrack, creates a DVD and enters it in the contest.
  • In the unlikely event you win, all people whose photos were selected get to participate using the film that you win.

From The Film&Television Trade Forum :: Vancouver :: Canada.:

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The 20th Annual Film and Television Trade Forum

September 28 – 30, 2005 Plus

New Filmmakers’ Day, October 1

Deadline for Submissions: September 2, 2005

RULES AND REGULATIONS

  • The contest is open to all emerging, BC based cinematographers/filmmakers who complete a film no longer than one minute in length featuring the Vancouver International Film Centre (VIFC) located at 1181 Seymour Street. Entrants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants.
  • Only exterior shots of the building will be allowed, i.e. filmmaking is not permitted inside the building for this contest.
  • Entries that are longer than one minute will be disqualified.
  • Filmmakers can shoot in the format of their choice but the finished product must be delivered to the Trade Forum in DVD format.
  • Natural lighting must be used.
  • If any extra footage or sound is used, the filmmaker must own or license the necessary rights to the material.
  • A panel of local filmmakers will judge the entries. The judges’ decision is final.
  • The best 30 entries will be screened during The Trade Forum (September 28 –30) where the winner will be chosen.
  • The award-winning cinematographer/filmmaker will receive a film grant prize from Kodak worth $2,500 in Kodak Motion Picture Film, which must be used by the winning recipient no later than December 31, 2005.
  • Deadline for submissions is September 2, 2005.

Please address entries to:

The Trade Forum, Vancouver International Film Festival, 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 3M7

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