Sunday, 21 April 2019

Top directors on Picturehouse film contest panel

HAVE you ever dreamt of seeing a film you have made on cinema screens around the country?

HAVE you ever dreamt of seeing a film you have made on cinema screens around the country?

Well, now there is the chance to make that dream a reality — by entering a competition run by Picturehouse Cinemas.

The contest is open to Picturehouse members and the closing date is Friday, April 29.

A spokesman for Henley’s Regal Picturehouse cinema said: “We know our members love films and we know some of our members would love to see their own films on the big screen.

“That’s why we have launched the Picturehouse Members’ Film Competition. One lucky member will win the chance to make their own short film to be showcased in the trailer reels before every feature film at Picturehouse cinemas across the UK.

“Entrants might also get their short-film ideas read by some of the biggest names in the business, who will make up the judging panel.”

Members of the panel include Asif Kapadia (director, Senna, Amy), Barbara Broccoli (producer, Skyfall, ), Danny Perkins (CEO of StudioCanal), Ben Roberts (director of BFI Film Fund), Kate Gardiner (head of Fox Searchlight UK), Tim Bevan (producer, The Theory Of Everything,

To enter the competition you don’t have to have made a film. Rather, you need to submit a short treatment or script of 300 to 500 words, using the theme of “belonging” as inspiration.

The final film must be no more than two minutes long.

The Picturehouse spokesman added: “This is a great opportunity for filmmakers.

Creation of the winning film will be fully funded by Picturehouse Cinemas, guided throughout the production process by creative agency McCann.

“You will need a valid Picturehouse membership to enter, which we can help you with at the Regal Picturehouse.”

For more information and terms and conditions, visit

A trailer for the competition is available to view on YouTube or the Picturehouse website at

To become a member, call in at the cinema or visit

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