Christmas is a time for spending a whole lot of ‘quality’ time on the sofa with the family watching classic old movies and cartoons. But have you ever thought about making a little movie? The Christmas sofa time could be put to great use thinking about your own short film for kids.
Sofa.com have launched a competition for up and coming film and animation makers to create their own short movie. Based around the theme Happiness your movie can be about anything; as long as its light-hearted and aimed at kids! It doesn’t even have to have a sofa in it! For the people at Sofa.com its all about having fun and encouraging creative talent.
Both the prizes and the judges are pretty special! Included on the judging panel is Merlin Crossingham, Creative Director of Wallace & Gromit at Aardman Animations. Over the festive period you’re bound to see at least one Aardman film – but don’t worry you don’t have to be a stop-motion animation genius to enter. But its pretty cool that your film could be watched by one.
The top prize is £3000 (in money not sofas!) and your film being shown in showrooms in London & New York. And if they really like your entry they might ask you to create a digital advert.
There are also 3 runner up prizes of £1000 and a people’s choice prize of £1000
So put your time on the sofa over Christmas to good use and make your own kids movie! Final deadline for entries is 31st March – loads of time!
To download the brief pop over to Sofa.com – this is an international competition so please share across the world!
Just to give you a little inspiration and to give you an understanding of the mindset at Sofa.com here’s a film they made. Its the Sofa World Speed Record!