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Trash Cannes 5 Day Film Festival 2020

Film festival supports NHS

The Trash Cannes 5 Day Film Challenge returns after a 4-year hiatus. Make a 3-minute masterpiece indoors in 5 days, and help support the NHS! You don’t need to be a filmmaker to do this – all you need is imagination and basic skills with some form of digital video creation technology. Keith Rodway writes.
Your film should only be made with members of your household: if you want to collaborate with others, you can do it via file-sharing or a video conference app such as Zoom.
We will be running the Challenge in the same way as before, only this time entirely online. To register your interest, send your name and email address after 10 am on 2 May to
Spaces are limited to 30 registrants.
When all the registrations are in, we will send you your title and genre – drawn from a hat as in the past – and will nominate a prop for you to use in your film. This will be a common household item that you should be able find without leaving the house. If not, you can let us know and we will draw another prop from the hat.
On that specific date, the challenge will begin – you will then have 5 days to complete your work, before submitting it via Dropbox. Full details will be sent to you along with your tile, genre and prop. We will be giving you full support with all this, as we are aware that some are more tech-savvy than others.
There is no fee for registration, but we are suggesting a minimum donation of £10 to a local charitable group supporting the NHS – details to be announced.
All films submitted will be viewed by our panel of judges, and those we think fit the criteria for the contest (in previous years, pretty much all of them) will be shown on Isolation Station Hastings. The viewing public will then have a chance to vote for the 3 films they think are the best.
All creatives are aware of the beneficial effects of engaging with the arts – that’s the main reason we do it. It has been proven by social scientists to positively impact on stress, anxiety and depression, to raise confidence and positively impact on physical well-being.
At this stressful time, when the arts and culture that are such a vital force in our combined communities have been so severely curtailed, we feel this is one way that we can keep at least a tiny part of it active.

Keith Rodway

We look forward to seeing your work!

Stay safe and well
Keith Rodway

Posted 10:20 Friday, May 1, 2020 In: Film

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