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The London Movie Meetup Group Message Board › 14 Islands, 14 Filmmakers, 14 Days, £14,000 prize: the hunt for new British

14 Islands, 14 Filmmakers, 14 Days, £14,000 prize: the hunt for new British filmmakers begins

A former member
Post #: 5
Golden Globe-nominated director Bharat Nalluri has launched a nationwide search to find the UK’s most talented professional or aspiring filmmakers, in a campaign to support the home-grown talent of Britain’s film industry. The 14 Islands Film Challenge will give 14 filmmakers a once in a lifetime opportunity to spend two weeks filming on an idyllic island in The Bahamas and use the challenge as a launch pad for their careers.





Supported by the National Film and Television School (NFTS) and The Bahamas Tourist Office and officially Sponsored by Canon, the challenge seeks to engage with up and coming or professional filmmakers and give them the chance to compete for a £14,000 cash prize. This is combined with the opportunity to draw on scenery which has been the backdrop of many iconic films including; Pirates of the Caribbean, Casino Royale and The Silence of the Lambs.

Nalluri, whose rise to fame has included directing BBC-smash hits such as Spooks, Hustle and Life on Mars will Chair the panel of esteemed judges who will select the final 14 lucky filmmakers. Other judges include Finola Dwyer, Chair of the BAFTA Film Committee, Nik Powell, Director of the NFTS and Tommy Thompson, Deputy Director General of Bahamas Tourist Office.

With the British film industry seeing an unmistakable emergence of exciting new directors, The 14 Islands Film Challenge will give those selected a chance to learn from the industry’s finest. An experienced producer will help the finalists during the making of the films whilst in The Bahamas and provide guidance through the editing process, with use of the National Film and Television School’s editing suites in Beaconsfield on their return. All 14 films will be aired at a prestigious red carpet event at BAFTA in March 2010 when the winner of the challenge will be revealed.

To participate in the challenge, Britain’s rising directors are required to submit a 500 word treatment on an inspirational person from their local community (fictional or non-fictional and in any genre and style) and their reasons why they should be chosen. Judges will then select around 40 candidates to submit a short film based on their treatment and from those films, 14 finalists will be selected. All entries will be available to view on the challenge website: www.14islandsfilmchallenge.co.uk


The shortlisted filmmakers will take inspiration from the warmth of the Bahamian people to tell inspiring stories through their films. The filmmakers will be encouraged to show the islands in their own way and demonstrate their creativity and individuality through their final cut. Each filmmaker will be based on one of the 14 main islands of The Bahamas and assigned a local team, dedicated to helping them experience and capture true Bahamian life.




More information on the entry criteria and registration can be found at:

www.14islandsfilmchallenge.co.uk.

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The 14 Islands Film Challenge www.14islandsfilmchallenge.co.uk is a competition created and sponsored by The Bahamas Tourist Office UK. The competition invites aspiring or professional filmmakers to shoot an inspiring and dramatic story about The Bahamas and compete for a £14,000 cash prize. Supported by the National Film and Television School (NFTS) the competition seeks to inspire up and coming or professional filmmakers and give them a launch pad for their careers.


Entry requirements:

To demonstrate why filmmakers should be chosen to make a short film in The Bahamas entrants must:

• Tell us about their filmmaking capabilities

• Upload a piece of short film they have already created

• Submit a written treatment (max 500 words) for a short film, no longer than 2-3 mins in duration,

featuring a local hero / known character from their local area

• Tell us which island of The Bahamas they identify with most/ is their favourite/best portrays their

character and why, also why they should be chosen to make their film in The Bahamas in no more than 100 words

• Entries must be received by 23:59 31 October 2009

• 42 entries will be short listed and advised by Monday 2 November. Each filmmaker will then be asked to make their local hero film which must be uploaded to www.14islandsfilmchallenge.co.uk­ by 30 November 2009

• 14 filmmakers will be selected from the 42 to travel to The Islands of The Bahamas and make a short film on one of the stunning islands during February 2010 (Challengers must ensure they are free to travel)

• Open to residents of Great Britain only
A former member
Post #: 43
Ohhh this has been extended obviously.

I got a phone call 2 days ago asking why I hadn't submitted and only part registered, indicating that "although your upload will be late, it will still be accepted"

I'm guessing a lack of 'entries'

I'd love to participate in this, but I don't have any unlicensed works to upload and I don't have time to make anything!

I'm sure they'll find 42 short listed hopefuls! Personally I think they ave their criteria for entry a little unachievable!

A former member
Post #: 9
Thank you for your reply Miss Ella.

Apologies if there has been some confusion. The challenge, you’ll be pleased to hear is going very well - we’ve had hundreds of entries, with videos being displayed on the site as and when they have been approved for publishing.

The deadline remains midnight on Saturday October 31. Entries submitted later than this will not be accepted, the next stage must begin on the 6th November for the lucky 42 and there is a whole lot of judging to be done!

We are of course accepting unlicensed material - it just won't be published on the website - so you can still be judged on a piece of material you have made previously and therefore do not have to create something new. If your work is licensed and you prefer not to have it placed on the website, we will simply not publish it on the website on your request.

Hopefully that provides you with an easy way to enter. Please go to the site to sign in and upload your work here:

http://14islandsfilmchallenge.bahamas.co.uk/filmmakers/sign-in­

And just to re-clarify, filmmakers must submit the following to enter:

• Personal details
• A written treatment (max 500 words) for a short film, no longer than 2-3 mins in duration, featuring a local hero / known character from their local area (fictional or non-fictional)
• Tell us which island of The Bahamas they identify with most/ is their favourite/best portrays their character and why, also why they should be chosen to make their film in The Bahamas in no more than 100 words

If you would like any more information, please email me at: info@14islandsfilmchallenge.co.uk­


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