Asia In London – Short Film Competition


Terracotta Festival, in association with Cathay Pacific, present an exciting competition to win a trip to the vibrant city of Hong Kong.
Terracotta are partnering with Cathay Pacific to celebrate the launch of their 5th daily London Heathrow to Hong Kong flight. Accommodation is provided by the five star Design Hotels ™ member, The Mira Hong Kong.
To enter the competition, make and submit a short film on the theme: “Asia In London”. The film must last no more than 3 minutes in length.
Submissions are open from Tuesday 23 April and close at 12 noon 20 May.
A panel of judges including guest directors and actors attending Terracotta Festival 2013 will select the winning entry, and the winner notified by 30 May.
The winning entry will enjoy an Official World Premiere screening at Terracotta Festival and a prize presentation ceremony.
The prize consists of:
• 2 Cathay Pacific Economy class return flights from London Heathrow to Hong Kong
• 3 nights stay at a Design Hotel The Mira Hong Kong including daily breakfast for two
• Winning entry to have an Official World Premiere screening at Terracotta Festival 2013
The competition is open to all UK residents aged 18 or over. Full terms and conditions apply.
Terracotta Festival director, Joey Leung, says: “We are excited to be working with Cathay Pacific and The Mira Hong Kong hotel and they are providing a great, and fun, incentive for people to get creative and win a trip to Hong Kong! We look forward to viewing the submissions.”
‘’As the home carrier for Hong Kong and gateway to Asia, we are delighted to be sponsoring this wonderful competition which we hope will inspire entrants to capture the judges’ imagination.  We are looking forward to viewing the winning video and good luck to everyone!’’ Carmen Tse, Marketing Manager, Cathay Pacific Airways.
“As a one-of-a-kind design hotel marked by art, music, and cutting-edge technology, we are proud to be involved in the Short Film Competition of The Terracotta Film Festival, alongside with Cathay Pacific, and we look forward to welcoming the winner of this exciting cultural project at The Mira,” shares Executive Assistant Manager, The Mira Hong Kong, Guillaume Gallas.

£100k Games for Film competition launched

Games For Film
A major competition to use computer games to promote films has launched created by the University of Abertay Dundee, D-Media and IC tomorrow in association with Lionsgate UK and the BFI (British Film Institute).

Four £25,000 prizes are available in the Games for Film contest. Two prizes are for games which innovatively promote the upcoming theatrical release of two exciting new British feature films the BFI is offering early access to, Spike Island and Smash and Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers, both of which were co-financed through the BFI Film Fund and are currently in post-production.

The two Lionsgate UK prizes will prototype how games can be used for a film’s cinematic or home entertainment release. The titles available for development for the Lionsgate prizes could include Dirty Dancing, Great Expectations, The Expendables 2, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D and many more films.

Abertay University’s Prototype Fund is funding the prizes and working with the Technology Strategy Board’s IC tomorrow programme and the D-Media Network to deliver the Games for Film contest.

Games for Film invites applications from UK-based games developers interested in developing new ways of using games to promote films and build an audience.

The first prize for a BFI-supported film will go to the best entry for promoting Spike Island, which is the second feature film from director Mat Whitecross (Mat’s first feature was Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, 2010). The film follows 72 hours in the lives of five young lads from Manchester who travel to Spike Island to see their idols, The Stone Roses, play their legendary 1990 gig.

The second prize for a BFI-supported film is for the best entry promoting the theatrical feature documentary Smash and Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers. Produced by Academy Award-nominated Mike Lerner and Sundance–winning director Havana Marking, the film entertainingly reveals the fascinating underworld of diamond stealing, smuggling and fencing, using innovative and striking rotoscope animation to disguise the thieves’ true identities.

Applications will be judged on whether their idea could be used by other content providers, its market potential, readiness for consumer trial by early 2013, and the potential of the applicant to be developed as a successful content partner for the film industry.

Full information on all four prizes is available at

The deadline for submissions is 20 September 2012.