Nintendo and BFI partner with Ridley Scott for A Vision in 3D

Nintendo and the BFI have demonstrated further commitment to nurturing upcoming British film talent, inviting emerging fimmakers to submit a short film using the range of filming modes available on Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 3DS XL.

Entries must focus around the theme of ‘British Summer 2012,’ and the winning entry will be premiered before the Nintendo Gala screening at the 56th BFI London Film Festival, set to take place between October 10th – 21st.

The ‘Nintendo 3DS XL and the BFI present A Vision in 3D,’ is supported by figurehead Ridley Scott (Prometheus, Blade Runner, Gladiator) with entries judged by an expert panel that include competition mentors Stuart Warren-Hill, founder of Hexstatic, Holotronica and co-founder of the Big Chill, and Asif Kapadia, director of hit documentary Senna.

The winner will be announced in early September, and will then have the opportunity to shoot a new 3D short film, in collaboration with the two mentors and a professional crew, on location in London. This will then be premiered before the Nintendo Gala screening at the BFI London Film Festival in October 2012.

Three runners-up will each receive a pair of tickets to the BFI London Film Festival and a BFI Membership for one year if they are over 18, or a one year subscription to Sight and Sound Magazine if they are under 18.

For those looking for inspiration, mentor Stuart Warren-Hill will run a free special 3D film Masterclass at BFI Southbank on Saturday 11th September at 11am. This will be filmed and made available online, for those that can’t attend. The events are also open to non-Nintendo 3DS users interested in experiencing the technology and engaging with the competition. Spaces can be reserved on a first come, first served basis by emailing 3DSfilm@bfi.org.uk.

Award-winning director, Ridley Scott said: “Digital and 3D filmmaking is within the grasp of everyone these days,” award-winning director Ridley Scott explained. “I’m excited by all the skill and talent that’s emerging in the UK, telling stories in different ways and it’s vital that it gets our support.

“This competition launched by the BFI and Nintendo opens up a big opportunity for emerging filmmakers to make their mark and they should grab it with both hands. I can’t wait to see the results.”

Nintendo UK Marketing and PR Director, Shelly Pearce added “We are extremely excited to be working with the BFI to provide a platform for future 3D film-making talent to showcase their work.

“The Nintendo 3DS XL & Nintendo 3DS video camera offers people a chance to explore their creative side and we can’t wait to see how the British people are spending their summer.”

Clare Stewart, BFI Head of Exhibition, commented, “The BFI London Film Festival is thrilled to be working with Nintendo on this innovative new partnership that provides an opportunity for emerging filmmaking talent to be mentored in 3D filmmaking, and we look forward to showcasing the winning film at the festival this October.”

For more information, please visit www.nintendo.co.uk/3dsbfifilmcomp.

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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