Jessops Launches Short Film Competition

October 19, 2011 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions | 1 Comment |
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Jessops has teamed up with The Mob Film Company to launch a short film competition. Using nothing but a digital camera’s movie function, participants must produce a ten-minute film entitled, “The Shot”. The competition, which runs until early next year, is open to everyone in the UK and offers one lucky winner an all-expenses paid trip to spend the day with Paul WS Anderson on the set of his latest movie. In addition, the winner will also receive a £5000 camera package, courtesy of Nikon. Full competition rules and submission instructions can be found on Jessops’ Facebook page.

Website: Jessops on Facebook

Jessops Press Release

Jessops and The Mob Film Company launch short film competition with Paul WS Anderson

October 2011… Jessops, the UK’s premier photographic retailer, has teamed up with The Mob Film Company to launch a short film competition. Budding filmmakers up and down the country are being urged to put their work in the spotlight.

Using nothing but a Digital Camera or DSLR camera’s movie function, participants must produce a 10 minute short film entitled “The Shot”. Entries will be put before a judging panel of film and television directors, headed by Paul WS Anderson, Director of the Resident Evil series and the forthcoming 3 Musketeers 3D.

The competition, which runs until early next year, is open to everyone in the UK and offers one lucky winner a very special prize: an all-expenses paid trip to spend the day with Paul WS Anderson on the set of his latest movie. In addition, the winner will also receive a £5000 camera package, courtesy of Nikon.

Paul got his first big break in 1994 with the release of cult classic Shopping, and from there went on to direct Event Horizon. Speaking at the launch, Mr Anderson said: “I know how hard it can be to get a lucky break in this business. I also know that there are a lot of talented young filmmakers out there. So for me, it was an easy decision when Jessops asked me to chair the judging panel. I’m really excited to see what people come up with.”

Paul added: “This is a great opportunity for young film makers. It’s not about who attends the best film school, it’s about pure talent. Please have a go, I have some fantastic judges working with me on this awesome project, we are all really looking forward to seeing some excellent entries.”

These sentiments were echoed by Jessops Marketing and PR Manager, Annabel Howard, who added, “Jessops has always been passionate about photography but today’s technology means that cameras are no longer limited to just taking stills. For us, this competition is about showcasing the capabilities of the modern camera – and discovering the filmmakers of the future too, of course. We can’t wait to see the results.”

Full competition rules and submission instructions can be found at http://www.facebook.com/jessops. Visit http://www.mobfilm.com for further information and biographies of the judging panel.

About Jessops
Jessops is the UK’s leading photographic retailer, enjoying a reputation for excellence in the field that is second to none. The award-winning business has a nationwide network of over 200 stores, an industry leading website at http://www.jessops.com and a dedicated mail order division. With a heritage spanning back to 1935, Jessops offers a complete solution for photography enthusiasts; from photographic equipment and accessories to photo printing and award-winning personalised gifts from Jessops Photo, the household name is synonymous with excellent customer service, exceptional quality and an unsurpassed passion for photography.

Recent Awards
Econsultancy Innovation Award for Multichannel Marketing 2011
Amateur Photographer Gold Good Service Award Awards 2011
Mass Retailer of the year Pixel Trade Awards 2010
Mass Retailer of the year Pixel Trade Awards 2011
Best Retailer Gear of the Year Awards 2010
Finalist for Best Multi-Channel Retailer 2010
Jessops Acrylic Print awarded Editor’s Choice Excellence Award by Digital Camera Essentials Magazine
NMA - awarded Best Use of Affiliate Marketing 2010



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thanks for posting such a nice article.it will be helful to all photography friends.Speaking of the contest Anderson said: “I know how hard it can be to get a lucky break in this business. I also know that there are a lot of talented young filmmakers out there. "So for me, it was an easy decision when Jessops asked me to chair the judging panel. I’m really excited to see what people come up with.”thanks for posting.

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