The Sheffield Doc/Fest and Crossover, a international digital media and content programme, has partnered with BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT (formerly known as British Computer Society) for a short film competition, Digital Revolutions. The Institute will award the winning filmmaker £5,000.
To participate, filmmakers must submit films of up to three minutes that show how they see the world, and how information and information technology impacts their view. Directors will not only be judged for their filmmaking capabilities, but also for the way they use social media to get their films noticed.
“We want people in the UK to tell us how their lives have been changed by information and information technology and what this might mean for their communities in the future,” said Elizabeth Sparrow, President of the Institute in a press release. “We think this will be the biggest ever information competition to unlock Britain’s creativity and we’ve teamed up with Sheffield Doc/Fest and Crossover to deliver that.”
Sparrow is on the panel of five judges that will decide upon the winning entry. Others judges include Frank Boyd and Heather Croall.
To enter, films must be submitted to the Digital Revolutions channel on YouTube.