Wannabe filmmakers take note

Most Popular

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

Are you one of those people with a vague ambition to make a film but never act on your ideas? Who talks a good game but never gets their hands dirty? Here's your chance. Japanese beer Kirin Ichiban is launching its inaugural First Cut short film competition and wants entries of all standards and formats, from amateurs on their mobile phones to pros using 35mm.

The one stipulation is that the film should be themed around the concept of 'First Press', a reference to Japan’s Prime Brew, Kirin Ichiban, which is made by the 'Ichiban Shibori Process' which literally translated means ‘First Press’.

Most Popular

For full details on how to enter, visit www.kirinfirstcut.co.uk. Deadline for entries 30th June 2011. As a starting point, the film above - Right Place by Kosai Sekine - might give you some inspiration.

The rules

Short film entries must be original work and can be anything from 1 minute to 10 minutes in length and use one of the following production techniques: live action, animation, narrative/experimental or documentary.

The judging process

A shortlist of the four best film entries will be chosen by a panel of industry experts from the world of short film including the London Short Film Festival and award winning Short Film director Simon Ellis.

The four shortlisted films will also be screened at the Kirin Ichiban Pop Up restaurant in East London in August 2011.

The prize

The overall winner will then be chosen from a shortlist by public vote and receive £3000 cash and the career boosting prize of having their film shown at the London Short Film Festival. 2nd place will receive £1000 cash, 3rd place will receive £500 cash and the final runner up will win a year’s supply of Kirin Ichiban beer.

What do you think?

Blackberry Phone
Culture
Share
Blackberry Is Shutting Down Its Phone Business
​R.I.P ​​QWERTY
Kanye West
Culture
Share
Kanye Encourages Audience To Shout "F**k Taylor Swift"
Whilst performing in her hometown
Culture
Share
Why Everyone Is Taking Sides On This Controversial New Playboy Photo Shoot
It's more complicated than you think
Culture
Share
This Glorious Mexican Beer Ad Trolled The S**t Out Of Donald Trump
Oh, and it aired during the first presidential debate
Culture
Share
Benedict Cumberbatch Sang Onstage With Pink Floyd's David Gilmour
The pair sang 'Comfortably Numb'
Mark Walhberg
Culture
Share
Mark Wahlberg Talks Success, Fatherhood And Burgers
A quick chat with the Deepwater Horizon actor​
Apple HQ Battersea
Culture
Share
Apple Is Setting Up A HQ In One Of London's Most Iconic Buildings
Welcome to Battersea, America​
Justin Vernon
Culture
Share
Album Review: 22, A Million By Bon Iver
​Bon Iver's new album has a spring in its step​
fifa 17 gameplay
Culture
Share
This Is How Fifa Video Game Player Ratings Are Really Calculated
From the man in charge of creating them​
Jamie Vardy
Culture
Share
Jamie Vardy Slowed His Injury Recovery Because He Loved Skittle Vodka Too Much
A hero we can relate to​​​