Nintendo UK's 3D Film Contest Approaches Its Finale

Budding film-makers need look no further

Not long ago we brought you news about a competition being run by Nintendo and BFI (British Film Institute), with support from Ridley Scott, to give 3DS owners an opportunity to produce and show a professional 3D production at the 56th BFI London Film Festival in October.

With this weekend also bringing a Bank Holiday, that gives all the more opportunity to get working on your submissions. We'd like to remind interested participants that the winner of the best film will have the opportunity to work with Stuart Warren-Hill – founder of Hexstatic, Holotronica and co-founder of the Big Chill — and Asif Kapadia, director of critically acclaimed documentary film Senna. Three runners-up will also win tickets to attend a screening at the 56th BFI London Film Festival plus a BFI Membership for one year, or a one year subscription to Sight and Sound Magazine if you're under 18.

Short films need to be submitted on the official website — which also has full details on how to do this — before midnight on Sunday 2nd September 2012, you must be a British resident and over 16 years old. The focus is very much on creative, innovative short films, and the file needs to be under 40MB.

The deadline isn't far away and the prize of producing a professional 3D shoot with two major figures in the industry should provide plenty of incentive. Do any of you plan to enter?

[via nintendo.co.uk]