Money Money Money

The London Prize Jury includes film curators from the ICA, Tate Modern, London Shortfilm Festival, BFI and LUX. Local Prize Juries in participating cities to be announced.
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“Don’t try to keep up with the Joneses. They have more money than we.”

Dizzy Gillespie

We would like to invite filmmakers from around the world to submit short films (animation, music video, artist films, narrative, documentary etc.) up to 10 minutes on the theme “Money Money Money”. Think about the poor and the stinking rich, the stingy and the philanthropists. Think about what you could do with a million, but don’t forget what some people can do without a penny. You could explore capitalism, communism or globalisation. If you feel like it check out the price for a barrel of oil. If you think money can buy you love, then make a film about that. And what about haggling, gambling and shopping therapy? Don’t try to keep up with the Joneses but do better than them and send us the best film you can make!

What makes this contest different from any other short film contests is that the audience will be able to bet on which film will be the winner – however, bets must be placed before the screening. Trailers of the films chosen for BoSs 2008 will be streamed on our website and in the participating venues a week before the screening. In addition all contestants will be asked to write a short but informative blurb about their film and give some background information about themselves. This information, together with a still from the film will be available to the audience ca. 2 hours before the screening, when they will also be asked to place their bets.

Entry Procedure: The entry form with all required information accompanied by a DVD-preview copy should reach us by 15 August 2008. For preview only DVD copies will be accepted. If the original language of the film is not English, the preview copy should be subtitled.

Please note that we can only accept one film per director.

Selection and Notification: As we expect to receive several hundred submissions we regret that we can only write to the selected filmmakers. If you have not heard from us by end of September 2008 please assume that you have not been successful this time.

Dispatch Costs: The applicant is responsible for the costs of sending the preview copy and, should the film be selected, also the screening copy. Preview copies can only be returned if the applicant provides a self-addressed and stamped envelope.

Please send your preview copy to:
“Betting on Shorts” – London Consortium – Institute of Contemporary Arts
Address: 12 Carlton House Terrace – London SW1Y 5AH – U.K.

Entry forms must be submitted electronically at http://bettingonshorts.com/pages/en/entry-form.php
and must also be printed out and sent with the preview copy.

Deadline for Submissions: 15 August 2008
When? 21 November 2008
Where? Simultaneously in Athens, Barcelona, Maribor, Munich, Novi Sad, Paris, Istanbul, London, Poznan and several other cities in Europe and beyond
Awards: Special European Jury Prize, Various Local Jury Prizes

For further information please do not hesitate to contact us at the above address or at:
Tel.: ++44 (0)20 7893 8669 • Fax: ++44 (0)20 7930 9896
Email: submissions@bettingonshorts.com