Competition – Design a Poster And Win Corel PaintShop Pro X4 – Closes 1st October 2012

 

Each month at a venue called coFWD in Rochester, Kent, Creatabot hold a monthly event calledMy Favourite Things“.

The event aims to inspire and encourage people as well as get ideas flowing. Each person takes a turn to talk about something that inspires them and makes them happy in a friendly relaxed social atmosphere.

We want a poster to use to promote the event in the local area and online, and have a copy of Corel PaintShop Pro X4 up for grabs for the winner  – worth over £60.

The poster needs to be A4 size and have room to enter the different date and time each time the event is held. To get more of an idea about the event please visit http://favouritethings.eventbrite.co.uk

Please can we have your entry in digital format by 1st October 2012. Please send to natasha@creatabot.co.uk

Terms and Conditions: You must hold copyright to all work used. Please add your name onto the bottom of the work so that the poster can be used under Creative Commons licence:  Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA).

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Writers Revolution – Worldwide Feature Film Screenplay Competition – Closing 30th September 2012

Writers Revolution is a feature film screenplay competition that provides the opportunity for talented writers to advance in their career.

The winner of Writers Revolution will receive a four day trip to LA, where they will meet with top producers and agents with $3000 spending money, a year’s representation with top US management company Zero Gravity Management, three mentoring sessions with the Gersh Agency and Untitled Management in Los Angeles and an 18 month screenplay option with Intandem Films and Writers Avenue Films.

There will be a further four runner-up prizes of three months representation with Zero Gravity Management and a 12 month screenplay option with Intandem Films and Writer’s Avenue Films.

The competition is open to entrants from all over the world, as long as their entry is submitted in English. All screenplays will be considered by Intandem Films and Writer’s Avenue Films, with a selection of the top 50 then entering the final stages where a short list of five screenplays will be considered by the judges.

Entry Fees

  • Early entry fee: £35 (from 7th June to 15th June)
  • Regular entry fee: £45 (from 16th June to 16th September)
  • Late entry fee: £55 (from 17th September to 30th September)

For more details visit www.writersrevolution.org

Win an Illustration by Ben Cameron – Closing Date 7th May

Ben Cameron has a competition running to win his illustration “Bugsy Alone” drawn in black ink on 230gm acrylic paper.

We think it is a lovely piece of art and anyone would be lucky to own him.

All you have to do is Tweet about the competition and make sure you include a couple of things.

1. Ben’s Twitter name @ben_cameron needs to be in the tweet, not right at the beginning though.
2. A link to website strangepaul.com

He will accept RT’s as entries too. They’re sometimes a bit tricky to monitor but he said he will do his best!

If you are not on Twitter then email your details to bencameron@me.com

He will pick a winner at random from a hat/bowl/human skull on Bank Holiday Monday, the 7th May.

The prize will be posted (or hand delivering if you’re local to Medway) in a nice tube, 1st class the day after the comp ends.

If enough people enter he will try to sort something out for a runner-up(s) too.

Any questions or feedback, please get in touch.

If you’re not in UK but still want to enter, please feel free to do so if you’re happy to pay for the postage.

Find out more about Ben Cameron at http://strangepaul.com/

Attention Film Makers – Virgin Media Shorts Competition 2012 is Here!

Virgin Media Shorts is a leading short film competition for the UK and is open to all to enter. Now in its fifth year the competition is bigger and better than ever before giving even better opportunities for filmmakers. With an extra 13th spot on the shortlist they are ready to uncover the best film making talent Britain has to offer.

Entries will be judged and the top 13 entries will have their work screened at over 200 cinemas nationwide for a year. A Grand prize winner will be chosen by a top panel and this winner will get £30,000 funding to make their next film with the BFI.

There is also a Peoples Choice winner that will by selected by the general public through Virgin Media TiVo boxes, the Virgin Media Shorts app and through the Virgin Media Shorts website. The Peoples Choice winner will get £5,000 towards the making of their next film with BFI mentoring.

Entering the competition couldn’t be easier; simply upload your film (no longer than 2 minutes 20 seconds) to www.virginmediashorts.co.uk between 19th April and 12th July 2012. The concept is your choice so surprise us!

If you enter please let Creatabot know and we can add to the promotion of your entry in collaboration with Virgin Media Shorts!

Every entry will be showcased to thousands on the Virgin Media Shorts website, as well as through the iPad, iPhone and TiVo® apps – so even films that don’t make it to the final will get heaps of exposure.

For those who prefer watching films to making them, there are plenty of ways to get stuck in this year. You can vote for your favourite short, join the debate online, win prizes and come along to our swanky screening events. Plus for the first time ever, you can help nudge your favourite film into the spotlight with the ‘Lucky 13th’ place on the shortlist.

Previous judges for the competition include actor John Hurt (1984, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy), director Paul Greengrass (Bourne Ultimatum), director Mat Whitecross (Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll), actor Kevin Spacey (American Beauty, The Usual Suspects) and director Duncan Jones (Moon).

The winners don’t just get their work seen by millions in cinema; they turn industry heads, too – 2009 winner Luke Snellin clinched a BAFTA nomination for his winning Virgin Media Shorts film ‘Mixtape’, and is now working on his first feature. Oscar Sharp, 2010 winner, was nominated for a BIFA for ‘Sign Language’ and his latest short, starring Olivia Colman, will be unveiled shortly!

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