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Budding film makers given chance to shine

If you’re the kind of person who feels most comfortable behind the lens of a camera or the type who’s always dreamed of having their work shown to an approving audience, then Bermuda Society of Arts is excited to give you that shot.

The gallery is inviting all videographers and cinematographers, who are members of BSoA, to enter an exciting new video competition. The deadline for DVD submissions is on September 12 at 4pm.

Charles Anderson, President of the BSoA, said this was a great opportunity for people of all levels to try their hand at shooting a video.

He said: “Video and film is another form of art and it’s something that doesn’t seem to have been done much in the past, so we just wanted to highlight that by holding a competition.

“We think there’s some potential talent out there, even those who don’t know they have talent.

“These days it’s quite easy to shoot a video, so we are hoping for some amateur and professional videos to be submitted and we will throw them all in the mix and see what we get.”

Mr Anderson also encouraged people with a camera to “explore the video and editing techniques available” and enjoy the creative process.

BSoA is looking for “three to 12 minutes of inspiration, intrigue and imagery”. The videos can be any style or genre and they strongly encourage “off the wall — outside the box entries”, but organisers say that good quality is a necessity.

All entries must include a title and the date it was created — the videos must also have been made within one year of the closing date.

There are two categories, including student (under 18) and adult (18 and over); with the top prize for adults being $1,000 and runner up in that category being $500. The student winner will take home $500.

The winning entries will also be given the chance to have their video screened at the Bermuda International Film Festival 2014 and Bermuda Docs Weekend Series.

All entries will be also showcased in the Edinburgh Gallery at BSoA, from October 11 to 29.

For more information on competition rules, call BSoA on 292 3824, or check out the website, www.bsoa.bm, for the application form.

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Published July 19, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated July 18, 2013 at 3:55 pm)

Budding film makers given chance to shine

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