In November 2012 the VFX Hub – a HEIF funded initiative from BU and AUB, launched BFX, a 5-day festival of Animation and Visual Effects that will be held annually in Bournemouth.
One of the highlights of BFX will be a competition which aims to discover the best new talent in Visual Effects and will run from July to mid August 2013, with the winners being announced during the festival in September. Competitors will be expected to form teams of 4-6 members and will have to submit a written creative and technical treatment that explains in detail how they intend to produce an animated or VFX sequence in answer one of five specific briefs. Following the recent award of Fusion Funding the VFX Hub team will be presenting BFX to an international audience at FMX in Stuttgart during April, as well as pitching the competition to Animation and VFX students at several other UK Universities in the coming weeks – with the aim of attracting teams from at least 8 other institutions. The teams will live on campus at BU free-of-charge for the duration of the competition and each member will receive a £70 per week stipend towards their cost of living expenses. The work produced by the teams will mentored throughout the 6-weeks by professionals from Soho VFX companies Framestore, Double Negative, Cinesite, MPC and The Mill.
The rest of the festival itinerary will be updated on the website as events, venues and personalities are confirmed; it will include master classes, workshops, screenings, an exhibition and advice on careers and education.
SpoGo are looking for the 100 best technology-based ideas to tackle the nation’s best excuses and get more people to enjoy sport and fitness. As long as it’s digital and technological, the most genuine, innovative and fun idea will receive £10,000 to make it a reality. Even if your idea isn’t chosen to win by the tech panel, the most popular idea will win a £1,000prize.
Your idea can be a mobile phone app, social media campaign or web development. And if you already love an existing product or service let us know and we’ll feature the best on spogo.co.uk so even more people can enjoy it. Check out these links for more competition info, inspiration, data sources, and info about spogo.
We’re happy for you to submit ideas about anything, but our theme is ‘tackling the nation’s best excuses’ for not doing exercise.
– Can’t get off the couch? Create an app that knows when you’ve been sitting for too long
– Don’t know how to get to the gym? Use travel data to plan your journey
– Don’t know where to do sport or fitness? Come up with a social media campaign to create awareness for spogo!
Once you’ve entered your idea, don’t forget to tell everyone on your Facebook, Twitter, or blog – let’s get those votes coming in! The competition closes for votes and entries at the end of the Olympics so make sure you get yours in before August 12th.
If you have any questions, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be happy to help!
To submit an idea, please click the new idea link below. You will then be asked to add a title and choose a campaign for the new idea. You will also have the option to add tags to the idea. To vote on an idea, simply click the up or down thumb to the left of the idea title/description. And to add a comment, click in the box below the idea.
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The Virgin Media Shorts, which is a short film competition that champions undiscovered talent, has announced that its 2012 competition is now open to entries.
The competition is open to filmmakers and gives them the chance to show their work in cinemas, on TV, online and on mobile (via the mobile internet). Prizes include: 13 film makers win a chance to show their work on 214 cinema screens nationwide; one winner will receive £30,000 to make their next film; and a People’s Choice winner will receive £5,000 of film funding and BFI mentoring. Films must be in English or subtitled in English and be of a duration of up to 2 minutes and 20 seconds. The deadline for entries is 12 noon on the 12th July 2012.