MidWilts Video Society is pleased to announce its 2018 Festival of Micromovies.
The micromovie festival is to encourage and promote very short videos. The upper limit is 100 seconds although much shorter videos, 60, 30 or even 10 seconds will be very welcome - advertisers do it all the time.
The title micromovie is meant to suggest that the videos not merely short but are complete in themselves and carry a weight beyond their brevity; rather like mini sagas, postcard short stories or haiku.
All entries should be with MWVS by 10th September preferably by uploading the video on YouTube or Vimeo; use the contact form on VideoTrowbridge to send a link or URL making clear it is an entry for the micromovie festival and including the other requested information.
As we shall be downloading these videos it is vital that they contain no copyright material and especially no copyright music as this will prevent downloading.
Alternatively DVDs can be sent to MWVS Secretary at 48 Wyke Road, Trowbridge, BA14 7NP; include a suitable SAE or Stamped re-use label if you want the disc returned.
The entries will be viewed at the 2018 micromovie festival on 24th September at Paxcroft Mead Community Centre.
Up to two entries will be accepted and will be shown. In addition video makers may offer up to two additional videos which, may be used to fill up and balance the programme ; the organizers will choose the additional videos shown on the criteria of producing a full and well balanced evening.
Judging of entries will be by audience polling, as well as overall winners there will be special awards. Winning entries will receive awards.
There will no charge for making entries or attending the festival however there will be a nominal charge for a programme which will be needed for polling.
There has already been considerable interest; we look forward to your entry.