Are You next the Clint Eastwood? Then the Regent Street Film Competition is for You.
Written by Katherine Pickles and edited by Alison Jane Reid.
Are you a flourishing extrovert dreaming of becoming a filmmaker with the chance of winning £2,000? Regent Street’s Magic Minute film competition gives you the perfect opportunity to showcase your talents. After a renaissance of short filmmaking, the opportunities to create personal short films are endless, from camera phone snaps to tech inspired footage. Adding this to thousands of budding artists, photographers and performers out there, Regent Street has been inspired to launch a competition for each and every one of you to shoot a film personal to you and share it with thousands.
Regent Street – one of the world’s most distinctive and iconic Made in Britain shopping destinations awaits you – providing a buzzing, fertile backdrop to your creative imagination. In the heart of London, Regent Street’s grand persona captures an extraordinary British style and heritage, and attracts innumerable international visitors each year. Its architecture and ambience stems from a focus on beauty and style; a perfect accomplishment to a short, aesthetically eye-popping short film.
Home to Iconic Fashion Brands
There are no limits to what you can create. Home to iconic fashion brands, happening juice bars and revolutionary restaurants, Regent Street is a playground to your uniquely fabulous ideas. Your films could explore the ever changing music scene, the independent food culture and architecture that takes your breath away. Or you could simply focus on the sensuous Regent Street ‘curve’ of one of London’s most exciting landmarks.
Stop the Traffic!
This Sunday provides a brilliant opportunity for traffic-free shots as Regent Street will empty as part of a series of Summer Streets events. Use this moment to capture the vastness and hustle and bustle of such an iconic spot.
How to Enter the Regent Street Competition
Here are the guidelines to enter the competition: your short film should be shot on Regent Street and edited to 60 seconds. You must then upload it to Youtube and post the link to your various social media sites including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest or Google+ using #MagicMinute and #RegentStreet as the hero hashtags. By using the hashtags entrants can see their post appear on 24/7 Regent Street’s social media hub. The best entries will be shortlisted and put to public vote on Regent Street TV via Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest in August.
28 July – Film Submission closes
29 July – 4 August – Shortlisting of films takes place with judging panel
5 August – Public vote commences
31 August – Public voting closes
2 September – The winner will be announced on Regent Street social media and interviewed for www.RegentStreetOnline.com .