The British Council is announcing View From Here, an international filmmaking competition which invites you to plunder the British Council Film Collection to make your own short film.
You could add a new soundtrack or voiceover, insert your own new images, go back to the site or subject of one of the films and re-make it using updated images, sound or other techniques, or simply imagine what themes the Collection might cover if we were trying to commission films like this now in order to give an image of the UK, at home, at work, at play to the rest of the world or to tell us a story about your country – perhaps showing buildings, or landscapes, or industries from your country by way of comparison with our films.
Each film must be no more than 3 minutes long and you can make your film in any format using any form of moving image. Use the films to ask ‘Who were we then? Who are we now?’ – but above all, have fun giving us your "View From Here"!
You can enter as a school group or an individual – and you can send entries from anywhere in the world. A jury including Oscar-winning filmmaker Kevin MacDonald, Bend It Like Beckham director Gurinder Chadha, and presenters Claudia Winkleman and Edith Bowman will judge your films to find a series of winners.
Entries will be showcased on the British Council’s website and vie for a top-notch series of money-can’t-buy prizes and goodies ranging from a guided tour of Pinewood Studios, to a visit to the Harry Potter Experience and Gala Tickets for the London Film Festival.
Deadline for entries is Friday 18 July 2014 - click now for full details about View From Here.