Last month Shooting People pulled out all the stops to encourage filmmakers to enter MOFILM‘s Barcelona Ad Competition. It paid off, with eight Shooting People members winning prizes, two coming top and one winning the Grand Prize.
As one competition ends, another opens – this time winners will be flown to Tribeca Film Festival and pick up a load of cash prizes. To enter, you must make an ad of less than 90 seconds for one of six brands.
Many of you documentarians may balk at the idea of switching to narrative for the sake of a commercial, but as established filmmakers like John Sayles and Todd Haynes are finding, commercials are an increasingly becoming the most viable way for a director to make a living. If nothing else, you can take the prize money and put it into your next doc.
Another plus is that MOFILM have offered Shooting People members an exclusive prize – all members who enter go into a draw to win an Apple MacBook. Not a member? No problem – sign up for a free trial membership.
Deadline: 6 April 2010