New Film Competition! "Life Captured" by Sony Ericsson and Mike Figgis
Raindance is excited to announce that Mike Figgis has joined forces with Sony Ericsson to create a pioneering new short film made entirely out of everyday people's mobile phone photographs.
Sony Ericsson - "Life Captured"
The film - titled 'Life Captured' - is being shown as part of the 16th Raindance Film Festival in London on the 2nd of October. In true Figgis style this will be ground-breaking in every sense; from content, to score, to production and beyond, the final cut will be incredibly unique and definitely a first of its kind.
Now Mike and Sony Ericsson need you to get involved! This is your chance to work with an esteemeed international film director so make sure you read on.
How To Enter
Mike is inviting budding filmmakers and anyone who wants to showcase their own unique lives to submit a storyboard consisting of mobile phone snapshots under time categories that he has set.
Once uploaded, the storyboards can be viewed by anyone from close friends to the biggest names in Hollywood.
Size Up Your Competition
There will also be a compare and contrast function on theproject's website to view storyboards submitted from the other participating countries around Europe, Middle East and Africa -20 countries have signed up to date [only participating countries can apply].
How Does It Work?
After viewing all of the storyboards submitted from around the world, Mike will select a national winner from each participating country. That person will then receive a personal brief from him to capture images for the final film.
Each national winner will have four weeks to answer the brief using the cutting edge new Sony Ericsson C902 Cyber-shot™ cameraphone, a handset that enables an unrivalled level of speed - and spontaneity - in cameraphone photography. The phone comes as part of the prize package for being selected as a national winner - along with the kudos of having your submission selected by Mike.
From there he will piece together the images to create the final cut - 'Life Captured'.
Mike will also nominate five Outstanding Achievers who will win a VIP trip for them and a friend to attend the film's red carpet premiere at the Raindance Film Festival where all will be revealed.
What Mike Says...
"Making a moving film out of everyday people's still snapshots was a challenging brief but I was instantly inspired by Sony Ericsson's aim to reveal an unseen side of life across so many countries. Mobile phone photographs are increasingly being used as an immediate and exciting way to capture life as it happens. This intriguing film will compare every day happenings and personal moments, providing a window into people's private worlds previously unseen."
Introducing the Sony Ericsson C902 Cyber-shot™
Sony Ericsson celebrates adding the ultra-slim, high-performance C902 Cyber-shot™ to its already popular cameraphone range, available now. This stylish and compact phone is always ready to capture every moment from the ordinary to the unexpected - the perfect tool for any successful trendspotter. Simply slide open the phone to reveal the hidden camera, ready to take perfect photos in a flash.
5.0 megapixel camera with Face Detection and Auto Focus, to always capture the best shot possible
Ultra-slim with unique slide-out lens cover - camera is ready in an instant