The First ever Croydon film festival has called for submissions of short films on the theme of PASSION. I've come up with an idea and am getting a crew together. I'm currently looking for somebody who has camera/sound equipment and who would shoot the film over a couple of days. It would be ideal for a student/someone starting out or wanting to add to their showreel as I'm unable to pay anybody!
Please get in touch ASAP as the submission deadline is 26th Feb! I'm going to organise a meeting next week for those who are interested in helping out so that we can formulate an action plan..
Have a look at the info below and if you like the sound of it, get in touch :)
Here is a summary of the idea:
Format: Short Film, Documentary
Main topic: PASSION of street preachers (in Croydon if possible) - (Street Preachers are often spotted in Croydon and the majority of Croydon inhabitants will have come across them on several occasions!)
Title: Cross between Manic Street Preachers/ Passion of the Christ?!
Qualities: Spiritual, height metaphors, religious symbolism. The energy , fever and passion of the preachers and those of faith, fast shifting between shots. Open with audible shouting of a preacher against visuals of a calm, bleak and disinterested croydon its scenes and its people.
Themes: Basic info about street preachers, the whats, whys, whens, wheres. Perhaps, either told in interviews or as titles on the screen.
The Story of a street preacher - follow a preacher from preparing for the day up until preaching on the street. Chance for the preacher to explain their passion.
Vox Props from respected local religious leaders airing their views, scenes from churches, they could be contrasted with the less subtle passions of the preachers.
Contrast of local general public and their reactions, dispassionate faces, not interested in the preachers, pass them off as loony.
Soundtrack has to be original and not available in shops so I suggest we ask a local Croydon band - I knew several!
Some more info about the festival:http://www.croydon.gov.uk/leisure/arts/artsprojects/currentprojects/filmfest
CROYDON FILM FESTIVAL 2010
FILM MAKING COMPETITIONS
Enter now for your chance to have your film screened in the David Lean Cinema and online and to win fabulous prizes such as software or equipment.
Mobile Movies (videos filmed on your mobile telephone)
48hr Challenge (you?ll be given a brief and will have 48hrs to make your film)
All films must be about PASSION
Short Films ? 26th February 2010
Mobile Movies ? 16th April 2010
48hr Challenge ? this will take place 16th-18th April 2010
Who can take part?
You can enter as an individual or as a group
At least half of your group must live, work or study in London Borough of Croydon
It doesn?t matter how old you are
It?s free to take part.
The festival will include
commercial films screened in cinemas and unusual venues
a festival fringe programme of short films screening in commercial locations such as gyms and shops
film careers conference,
themed programming in the David Lean Cinema
art house films supported by lectures and Q&A sessions
and three short film competitions for local film makers
About the competition
The theme of Croydon Film Festival 2010 is PASSION
There are three competition categories:
Short Films (max 20 mins)
Mobile Movies (max 1 minute)
All films submitted will be shortlisted by a panel of film industry judges
The short listed films will be screened at the David Lean Cinema in April 2010:
Short Film finalists screening ? Friday 9th April 2010
48hr Challenge screening ? Friday 23rd April 2010
Shortlisted films may also be screened as part of the festival fringe programme
Short Film and 48hr Challenge winners will be decided by a second judging panel
Mobile Movie winners will be decided by an online public vote and a judging panel
Awards and prizes will be given out at a ceremony on Friday 30th April 2010