Encounters 0117 Challenge launches

Editor April 17, 2013 0
Encounters 0117 Challenge launches

The 0117 Hour Digital Short Challenge – a creative journey through Bristol Temple Quarter

Bristol Film Office, Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival and M Shed have launched the third edition of the 0117 Hour Digital Short Challenge, with teams of filmmakers, animators, visual and sound artists setting off to make digital shorts focused on the theme of ‘Journeys’ and exploring Bristol Temple Quarter in just 117 hours.

Teams of filmmakers will spend the next week creating mini masterpieces, which will be judged at M Shed on Friday 19th April by a panel of experts. Each digital piece can be up to 3 minutes in length (drama, documentary, experimental, live action, animation or soundscape), drawing on aspects of Bristol such as people, places or life as inspiration as part of the overall ‘journeys’ theme.

Each piece will be filmed around Bristol’s Temple Quarter, a hot bed of innovation and development for the city and new hub for the creative industries. The project is part of a series of Bristol Temple Quarter commissions which are seeking to document the present, reflect on the past and suggest new opportunities – as a location for enterprise; as a connected place for travel to, travel from, or travel through; and by projecting Bristol nationally and internationally.

Watershed Managing Director, Dick Penny said: “The area now designated as the Enterprise Zone has always been an enterprise area based on the transport links of water and rail. The 0117 Challenge is a great opportunity to showcase creative talent and to engage more people in the BTQ project.”

Encounters Managing Director, Liz Harkman said: “We’re excited to launch the third edition of the 0117 Hour Challenge following the event’s success in previous years. Opening up the competition to visual and sound artists will no doubt bring new creative perspectives”.

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