Extreme BFI Contest

We all know how the BFI are the brilliant bastions of British ballyhoo, also known as cinema. Now they are opening up a new contest inviting film makers to create a new action sports film.

An action sports films sounds like an exciting prospect and not an idea you may think of when talking about the BFI. But here they are teaming up with Factory’s Prime and Fire, the world’s leading sports creative agency and Talenthouse, “the world’s platform for creative collaborations” to invite film and documentary makers to submit a 1-2 pitch and 300 word treatment.

So if you be a film-maker of some descript and you have the germ of an idea that can meet the critique of being a; unique, human interest revolving around a specialist or endurance sport put yourself forward and you could be in the running to win a 10K production budget and a showcase at the BFI.

10 winners will be picked with 9 film-makers winning 2K each toward their budget and all 10 winners will be screened at the BFI’s Future Film Festival in Feb 2015

The deadline for entries is August 7, 2014 at 10:00 am. Entries can be uploaded here https://www.talenthouse.com/i/selects

The winner will be announced on September 4, 2014

Noel Goodwin, BFI Education Programmer for Young People said: “BFI Future Film is all about finding, nurturing and showcasing the next generation of filmmaking talent, so this collaboration with Factory’s Prime and Fire and Talenthouse works brilliantly for us. It’s a great opportunity for emerging filmmaking talent to receive some incredible support to get their stories on screen and we’re really looking forward to seeing what ideas come in, and ultimately some great documentaries.”

By Michael Dickinson

Michael is the VultureHound Film Editor.