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SUBMISSIONS OPEN 1 DECEMBER 2012 @ 8:00 AM
“I am pleased to be patron of The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Shakespeare Film Festival. The works of the world's greatest playwright have featured on the screen in many and varied ways. This new annual celebration of Shakespeare Film is not only a wonderful opportunity to look back at landmark productions, but also to nurture new film making talent and explore fresh ways of translating his work to the screen. I wish it every success.”
- Kenneth Branagh
Patron of Filming Shakespeare
The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and Misfit, Inc. present Filming Shakespeare; the first online Shakespeare short film competition in the world.
Submissions to the competition will open on December 1, 2012 and close on July 1, 2013. The winning submission will be chosen by a crack team of international judges and will be announced to the world on September 1st 2013.
We want to allow for as much creativity and originality as possible, therefore any and all types of film will be accepted as long as they are within the guidelines below. The only real hard and fast rule is that your film must relate to Shakespeare in a relevant way.
The winner will have their film screened at the Picturehouse cinema in Stratford upon Avon during the Shakespeare Film Festival and will receive a cash prize of £2,400.
Entry to Filming Shakespeare is absolutely free.
The winner will have their film screened in Stratford upon Avon at the Shakespeare Film Festival and will receive prize money of £2,400.
Kate Fleetwood is an English actress. She was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in Chichester Festival Theatre's Macbeth which transferred to the West End and Broadway.
Jason Wingrove is an internationally awarded and recognized director
of drama, talent, comedy and performance. He’s shot in Japan, London,
Nepal, Fiji, Sumatra, New York, LA and New Zealand, winning many
awards for doing just that.
His work has garnered him international acclaim and respect as well as,
Clio, Axis, MADC, ATV, A.W.A.R.D. and Cannes awards.
Rupert Goold is Artistic Director of Headlong Theatre and an Associate Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Productions for Headlong include Decade, Earthquakes in London, ENRON (2009 Olivier, Evening Standard and Critics’ Circle Awards for Best Director), King Lear, Six Characters in Search of an Author, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Rough Crossings, Faustus, Restoration and Paradise Lost.
GRANT OF LICENSE
As between you and Misfit Inc and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, you will own all intellectual property related to your Submission and shall retain ownership of such intellectual property.
By submitting your entry, you grant Misfit Inc and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust a non-exclusive, worldwide license to use, publicly perform, display, reproduce, transmit, sublicense, and distribute in all media formats that exist now or in the future the Submission in connection with (1) the Shakespeare Online Film Festival and the promotion of stated festival; (2) the promotion of future iterations of the Shakespeare Online Film Festival.
Where permitted by law, each Winner agrees to grant Misfit Inc and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, the right to print, publish, broadcast and use, worldwide in any media now known or hereafter developed, including but not limited to the world wide web, at any time or times, his or her name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness and biographical information as news or information and for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without additional consideration, and without notification, review, or approval.
We reserve the right to disqualify any individual we find to be tampering with the submission process, or to be acting in a manner that we deem to be not within the spirit of this festival.
We assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries.
We reserve the right to cancel, modify or suspend the festival although we will try our best to provide notice to all entrants.
Stratford upon Avon is easy to reach from London, the Midlands and the North and is close to the M40, M42 and M6 motorway networks. The town is a short drive from Junction 15 of the M40 and is well sign posted on all major routes from Coventry, Birmingham, Oxford, Banbury, Worcester and Evesham.
Stratford-upon-Avon is 27 miles from Birmingham Airport and 60 miles from East Midlands Airport. It is also convenient for Luton, Heathrow and Gatwick Airports to the south.
Films MUST be short adaptations of Shakespearean plays or documentaries about Shakespeare or anything related to Shakespeare whatsoever, but must be no longer than 20 minutes.
For more information, please contact our Media Department.
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