Midlands Showcase - Bottle Cap Film Festival
By midlandsmovies, Dec 12 2014 12:33PM
Midlands Movies Mike finds out about the BottleCap Film Festival based in the West Midlands.
Open to UK filmmakers, the Bottle Cap Film Festival is due to be held in Newcastle under Lyme in Staffordshire on November 8th 2014 at the city’s old Conservative Club.
Supporting independent movie makers, the festival celebrates those who work outside the mainstream with the cult rather than the conventional and gives filmmakers the chance to network with fellow peers as well as awarding some amazing prizes, trophies and artwork.
Categories in the festival include Short Fictional, Short Factual, Music Video/Experimental and Student films (all up to 15 minutes in length) and films can be from any genre so the festival is hoping for a wide range of talent and submissions in its diverse groups.
With no limit on how many categories entrants can apply for (other than only one entry per category) the festival is completely free to enter which is becoming increasingly rare in a battling market place but organiser Darren Teale says it will remain so forever.
His colleague Dave Burgess has designed the festival’s unique artwork and says he tries to incorporate “strange creatures, fantastic voyages and vivid colours” into his art which can be seen at the festival site here - http://www.bottlecapff.co.uk Don’t forget to side scroll!
The festival’s Audience Award allows films to be judged on the night so the festival encourages cast, crew, friends and parents to attend but eventually only 3 nominees will stand a chance of winning in each category but they will get their hands on the prestigious BCFF 7” Metal BottleCap trophy! The award is designed and smelted by Charis Jones of www.sculptedsteel.co.uk The Audience Award Winner will receive a prize of £500 which will help make more films for future festivals no doubt.
For more information about the festival or to submit a film please contact Festival Manager Darren Teale of Junction 15 Productions on the details below.
Submission deadline October 1st 2014 - check the website for 2015 dates
Darren Teale – email@example.com – 07932 995 222 Junction 15 Productions
Midlands Movies Mike