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20 November 2006

BAFTA launches 60 Seconds Of Fame competition

The British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFA) has launched a new short film competition, 60 Seconds Of Fame, in association with Orange.

The competition has the support of BBC Nations and Regions and the Regional Screen Agency network and is open to anyone aged 16 or over. Shortlisted films will be shown by each of the 15 BBC Nations and Regions and, following a public vote, one winner from each area will win two tickets to the Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2007. The overall winner will be announced and have their film featured as part of the BBC One broadcast of the ceremony.

As the name suggests, budding filmmakers are invited to submit a 60-second short film based on the theme ‘Celebrate’, to reflect BAFTA’s 60th birthday and Orange’s 10-year partnership with the Academy.

BAFTA will run short film masterclasses around the country (which will also be video podcasted) to give expert film-making advice.

Details of the masterclasses and the competition are available on the Orange website.

The deadline for entries is 4 January 2007.

01 November 2006

Diversity in film

The UK Film Council has launched an online Diversity Toolkit, to enable all sections of society to be part of film in the UK.

The toolkit includes a multi-choice quiz so you can check your diversity credentials, contains statistics on diversity in UK film, and provides a snapshot of what is happening across the industry. There is also specific advice on employment, good practice and guidance on taking equality and diversity into account on screen as well as off.

[Spotted in Word of Mouth newsletter 7 from productionbase.co.uk]

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