Could you inspire an aspiring auteur?

An opportunity for writers and poets

Dark Green Books are seeking authors and poets for their 2014 Short Film and Video competition:

http://angiesdiary.com/articles/an-opportunity-for-writers-and-poets-dgb-film-competition/

http://www.darkgreenbooks.com

 

Dark Green Books Short Film And Video Competition FAQs

Some Frequently Asked Questions about the Dark Green Books Short Film and Video Competition 

Question: Is there a specific poem or poems we should choose from, or are they all acceptable?

Answer: You may choose from any poem, short story, novel or preview on Luke Andreski’s website or Amazon, any post from Luke Andreski’s blog, or any Luke Andreski recording on SoundCloud.

Question: Will a voice-over be supplied?

Answer: The voice-over will not be supplied unless you use one of those available from Soundcloud (http://soundcloud.com/luke-andreskiHowever, these voice-overs are very restricted and you are encouraged to provide your own.

Question: Is there a time-limit for the short film or video?

Answer: There is no minimum time; the maximum length is dictated by YouTube upload rules, but should probably be seen as 15 minutes.

Question: How can I access the works by Luke Andreski (I seem to only be able to access the previews)?

Answer: Submissions can be based on the previews and Luke Andreski’s full works can be purchased via his website or Amazon, but we are happy to provide these for free to schools, colleges or universities. They can be provided in pdf, .epub or .prc formats.

 www.darkgreenbooks.com 

Dark Green Books Short Film and Video Competitions – Winners

 

Short Film and Video Competition 2012 

The Winners

 Winner – First Place: Passive Tense by Erin Gaddi from the UShttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6aKXddSQVI&feature=plcp

Erin Gaddi writes, “I am a junior business management major at Canisius College located in Buffalo, NY.  I was born and raised here in Buffalo.  I began filmmaking in my senior year of high school and followed my dream through college.  What drew me into filmmaking was my senior year film class.  It changed the way I saw films.  Movies like Chinatown, Casablanca, In Bruges, and Apocalypse Now sparked a fire inside.  From the composition to lighting to pace to all of the million little things that create the mood of a scene, I wanted to do it.”

The judges saw this work as a beautiful visualization of Luke Andreski’s poem Passive Tense, effectively dramatizing the themes dealing with the mysteries of love. They felt that the ultra-widescreen image was attractive, with a good use of music to enhance the words of the poetry and the images on the screen.

A fine piece of film making well deserving of its winning position.

Winner – Second Place: Orphan by Carolina Villarreal from Mexicohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QsM298fMhs

Carolina Villarreal writes, “The concept behind my Orphan video is the result of the combination of three ideas from the poem by Luke Andreski. To start at the beginning, at Luke Andreski’s website, where I tried to find the “ideal” passage that I could use for the film. With all honesty I can say that “Orphan” was not the poem that I wanted to use for my work because it didn’t grab my attention at the beginning and I believed that it was going to be complicated to use.

 “After reading all the poems I was not able to choose an alternative and for that reason I looked back at the Orphan poem – and that was the moment when I became captivated – trying to analyze all the poem line by line, looking for an emotion or an image that I could use to reflect the words. I even tried to visualize who was narrating the story: a child? an adult? what was the biggest wish of a happy family? After that the ideas started to appear in my mind and I became excited by the possibilities that this poem had. And because of this I made a list based on the emotions that the poem transmitted, and the “hidden” meaning in each line.

“My conclusion was that the wish of the orphan was to have a happy family, to live with his parents, because we all in the end have that desire with our own families. After that what I needed to do was to summaries all the ideas and images in my mind to transmit the message. Because of all the possibilities it became almost impossible to work properly. My solution to that problem was to take a break.

“The next day when I was on my way to College I was very calm and listening to music without thinking about the meaning of the song. And in that moment the idea came to me: Why not try to show a man remembering the best moments of his life? Why not use photos to show all his life? All that I needed to do was to show all his life and show how he got his “perfect” life… but at the end all those images are shattered by another image of a lonely boy with a completely shallow album, with no “real” memory.

“To summarize, it was a very beautiful personal experience to try to make a connection between the people that were going to watch the video and the ‘being’ in the video.”

The judges felt that this was a powerful, insightful dramatization of the themes of Luke Andreski’s poem Orphan, especially notable for using the visuals with only music and sound effects but no narration or on-screen titles with the words of the poem. The first-person imagery was seen as especially effective. They liked the rough cutting feel and handheld effects.

An excellent selection for second place in the 2012 competition.

Winner – Third Place (Tie): Passive Tense by CityVarsity from Cape Town, SA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyGpKKO4m5o&feature=plcp

CityVarsity Photo

Cape Town’s CityVarsity write, “Our 1st Year animation students (diploma class of 2012) combined as a group to create a mixed media cut out sequence for The Dark Green Books Short Film and Video Competition 2012. The students were split into six groups and each group was tasked to interpret and then animate a passage from Luke Andreski’s poem “Passive Tense”. We felt with such a powerful poem containing such a variety of emotions and potential visual tones that an organic form of motion graphics would work well. The process of cut out animation is a traditional one which truly allows the student to have a very connected feel with the text. We are very grateful to Dark Green Books for this competition and for the encouragement and support of the author.” (See Author’s Choice, below.)

The judges considered the cut-out animation of the poem’s words and various appropriate shapes to be well made and clever, getting ever better as the film progressed. One judge said he loved the fish hook and the heart-shaped sweet towards the end of the film.

A resonant combination of images and words – well deserving of third place against strong competition.

Winner – Third Place  (Tie): Orphan by Andrew Sieciencski from the US http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA006X1tdyc

Andrew Sieciencski writes, “I first became interested in film production while attending a digital video editing class in my freshman year of high school several years ago. I began producing videos for clients a few years back and have only recently begun to participate in competitions. I am in college now for Communications and Multimedia and I plan to continue my pursuits not only in film but in music production as well.”

The judges viewed Andrew Sieciencski’s film as a touching visualization of the sad poem Orphan. They found the imagery lovely, with an effective switch from black-and-white to colour, and the use of music intensifying the emotion of the words and images. Luke Andreski also says, ‘I would like to mention an utterly stunning shot in the graveyard scene halfway through Andrew Siecienski’s film, beautifully framed by autumnal-coloured trees’.

A very beautiful, evocative and deserving winner.

 

Author’s Choice: Passive Tense by CityVarsityhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyGpKKO4m5o&feature=plcp

Luke Andreski writes, ‘When I first saw CityVarsity’s Passive Tense I was knocked out by the thought of these brilliant students pooling their talents to create this video!’

 

Special Mention: Touch Me by Gregory Metcalfe from Bristol, UKhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D69vnSWE4ds&feature=plcp

The judges viewed Gregory Metcalfe’s film as compact, original and well made. They describe it as a well-paced and crafted video which matched the words and sound effectively. They liked the device of the constant human figure and face at the centre of the video and felt that the end graphics were excellent.

The Prizes

Passive Tense by Erin Gaddi won $700 plus seven free downloads from www.lukeandreski.com

Orphan by Carolina Villarreal won $200 (US) plus three free downloads from www.lukeandreski.com

Orphan by Andrew Sieciencski won $100 (US) plus two free downloads from www.lukeandreski.com

Passive Tense by CityVarsity won $100 (US) plus two free downloads from www.lukeandreski.com

 

The Judges

Christopher P. Jacobs

Christopher Jacobs is a film instructor and filmmaker based in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Since 1995 he has taught one or more sections ofIntro to Film at the University of North Dakota, and occasional other film-related courses such as Creative Movie Production and the UNDSummer Movie Camp. He is also the Movies Editor for the High Plains Reader.

Christopher Jacobs has been a film buff and collector since his junior high school days, with a particular interest in the silent cinema. The lure of film history eventually took precedence over an equal interest in filmmaking, although he has made several short films on 8mm and 16mm, and several feature-length movies on video (both analog and digital). He earned a Master’s Degree in Film and Dramatic Production Criticism from the University of North Dakota. He has taught a Creative Writing class focusing on screenwriting and currently teaches an Art of Moviemaking course covering screenwriting and production techniques.

Timothy Eastop

Tim Eastop, formerly Acting Director of Visual Arts for Arts Council England, specialises in artists’ research, commissions, and organisational development. His most recent clients include Calvert 22 Foundation, Institute of Contemporary Art, Cultural Leadership Programme, National Trust, Royal Society of the Arts, University of Arts London and the University for the Creative Arts. He is also co-Director for two initiatives: Difference Exchange, a partnership of associates working across disciplines placing critical artistic practice in disruptive contexts; and The Collective, a scheme providing professional advice on how to build art collections in groups.

Tim has worked with national and international institutes: Ashmolean; Arts Council of Wales; A Foundation; British Council; British Antarctic Survey; Contemporary Arts Society; Courtauld; King’s College; Rijksakademie; Pistoletto Foundation; Tate; Triangle Trust; and Visiting Arts.

 

Source Material

The poems on which these films are based can be found in Luke Andreski’s collection Being Left Behind, available fromwww.lukeandreski.com or Amazon.

 

Short Film and Video Competition 2013

If you have students, colleagues, family or friends with a talent for film production, please tell them about the Dark Green Books Short Film and Video Competition 2013!

The competition is easy to access, open to submissions from anywhere in the world and free to enter.

Submissions from schools, colleges and universities are welcome, as are multiple submissions.

To view last year’s winning entries take a look at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6aKXddSQVI&feature=plcp(from the US)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QsM298fMhs (from Mexico)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyGpKKO4m5o&feature=plcp(from Cape Town, SA)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA006X1tdyc (from the US)

The caliber we are seeking speaks for itself.

For the 2013 competition rules visit: http://wp.me/p2pCeG-S.

The First Prize is $700 / Second Prize $200 / Third Prize $100.

If you have any queries please email info@darkgreenbooks.co.uk.

Short Film and Video Competition 2014

The 2014 competition will be similar to the two earlier competitions but will use the work of multiple authors to form the basis of the submitted short films and videos. If you or an author you represent would like to participate in this competition please emailvideocomp@darkgreenbooks.co.uk. Participants will contribute to the prize.

Short Film and Video Competition 2013

Welcome to the Dark Green Books Short Film and Video Competition 2013!

Create an exciting and powerful Youtube video based on the works of Luke Andreski and compete to win…

First Prize

$700 (US) plus seven free downloads from www.lukeandreski.com

Second Prize

$200 (US) plus three free downloads from www.lukeandreski.com

Third Prize

$100 (US) plus two free downloads from www.lukeandreski.com

The competition is easy to access, open to submissions from anywhere in the world and free to enter.

Submissions from schools, colleges and universities are welcome, as are multiple submissions.

Candidates for the award are invited to meet the challenge of creating videos suitable for upload onto Youtube, based on free samples of the powerful and controversial writings of author Luke Andreski. Submissions must reflect, extrapolate, express or represent the selected work in ways that are engaging, insightful, powerful or enduring.

The competition runs from 9 a.m. GMT March 4 2013 to 12 p.m. GMT December 31 2013.

Long-listed submissions will be loaded onto the competition’s Youtube channel.

The shortlist will be announced in early January 2014.

The competition judges will be announced by or in September 2013 (for details of last year’s judges see http://shortfilmandvideoaward.wordpress.com/2013/01/13/short-film-and-video-competition-2012-the-results/).

The judging criteria will include:

  • Is the short film immediately effective or engaging? Does it start well?
  • Does the short film keep the viewer hooked?
  • Does the short film end well? Does it leave a lasting impact?
  • Is the overall impact of the piece powerful and/or engaging?
  • Are the visuals powerful and/or effective?
  • Is the soundtrack integrated and effective?
  • Does the short film offer insight into, reflect, complement or communicate the meaning behind the selected text?

This competition is sponsored by Dark Green Books and is not in any way sponsored, supported, owned or initiated by Youtube.

Rules for the DGB Short Film and Video Competition

The rules for the Dark Green Books Short Film and Video Competition 2013 are as follows:

  1. The competition is open to entrants aged 16 or over.
  2. The prizes for the 2013 competition will be awarded to the creators of the three videos, based on a poem, short story or novel written by Luke Andreski, that are deemed by the judges of the shortlist to best reflect, extrapolate, express or represent the selected work or text in a way that is engaging, insightful, powerful or enduring.
  3. Luke Andreski’s poems, short stories and novels may be found on the websitewww.lukeandreski.com (where free competition-acceptable extracts are available) or Amazon. Suitable pieces by this author can also be found on WordPress, iTunes and Soundcloud.
  4. The submitted video or short film must be suitable in format and size for upload onto Youtube.
  5. The submitted video or short film must abide by Youtube Terms and Conditions.
  6. To enter the competition an email, containing a link enabling download of the short film or video, must be sent to VideoComp@darkgreenbooks.co.uk. (We recommend Vimeo: www.vimeo.com. You can join Vimeo for free, upload your video and send us the link. We are able to download from there.)
  7. The film must begin with credits stating as a minimum: ‘[Title] by Luke Andreski’; ‘A short film by [you]’.
  8. The film must end with: ‘Written by Luke Andreski’; ‘Directed, filmed and edited by [you]’; ‘From [relevant work] by Luke Andreski’; ‘© 2011 Luke Andresk iwww.lukeandreski.com’ – and the following statement must be displayed: ‘Luke Andreski, [you] and Dark Green Books grant permission for this video to be shared and aired in any media at any time subject to Luke Andreski being referenced as author of the related text.’ (Please see last year’s submissions for guidance: http://www.youtube.com/user/VideoAndFilmComp2012.)
  9. Entrants to the competition must base their work on the previews available for free from the website www.lukeandreski.com, on the downloads available from the website www.lukeandreski.com(ranging between $1 to $4 in price) or on Luke Andreski’s works available from Amazon, WordPress, SoundCloud or iTunes.
  10. Entrants must provide a simple and cost-free mechanism for Dark Green Books to access and download the submitted video, via a link from the submission email (see comment on Vimeo, above).
  11. The submission email must include the entrant’s full name, date of birth, nationality and telephone number or contact details for a person representing the video’s creators.
  12. The competition will run from 9 a.m. GMT March 4 2013 to 12 p.m. December 31 2013. The closing date for submissions is midnight, GMT, on December 31 2013. The winner of the competition will be declared before 12 p.m. GMT January 31, 2014.
  13. Multiple submissions can be submitted and each will be considered on its individual merits.
  14. The awarding of prizes is at the discretion of Dark Green Books and is subject to receipt of suitably creditworthy submissions.
  15. Submissions must be the original work of the entrant and created specifically for this competition.
  16. Work must not infringe the copyright of others, other than the permitted relevance to the work of Luke Andreski.
  17. In submitting short films or videos the entrant grants Luke Andreski and Dark Green Books the right to use, distribute or publish this work in any form and in any media at any time.
  18. The submitted video or short film must abide by Youtube rules and must not contain slanderous, derogatory, inflammatory or otherwise distasteful content.
  19. The entrant must retain their own copy of the video or short film as no submission will be returned.
  20. There will be no feedback on any submissions, either during or after the competition. Dark Green Books and Luke Andreski will not enter into any correspondence about submissions or results other than with the prize winners.
  21. Through entering this competition entrants agree to abide by each and all of the competition rules. Dark Green Books (an imprint of the Authors and Writers Distribution Service) reserve the right, with or without cause, to exclude entrants and submissions and to withhold prizes for the violation any of these rules and terms and conditions. Dark Green Books and Luke Andreski reserve the right to alter these terms and conditions at any time. Any amendments to these terms and conditions will be published on the website www.lukeandreski.com and on WordPress.
  22. The winners will be notified by midnight GMT January 31 2014. The notification will take place by email or phone. All reasonable endeavours will be made to contact the winner by this date. If the winner cannot be contacted or is not available, we reserve the right to choose another winner from submissions which were received before the closing date or to rescind the prize.
  23. The winners will receive their prizes no later than 30 working days after the announcement on January 31 2014, subject to the above clause.
  24. The prizes are not transferable and no part of the prizes may be substituted for other benefits, items or additions. There is no cash or other alternative to the non-cash elements of the prizes.
  25. Neither Dark Green Books, the Authors and Writers Distribution Service nor Luke Andreski will be liable for any failure of receipt of entries. Proof of emailing cannot be accepted as proof of delivery. Dark Green Books take no responsibility for any entries which are delayed, inaccessible, incomplete or otherwise invalid. Dark Green Books, the Authors and Writers Distribution Service and Luke Andreski will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from a winners’ receipt of the      prizes or production of their submission.
  26. By entering this competition the winning entrant agrees to allow the free use of their name, photograph and general location for publicity purposes by Dark Green Books. Entrants must accept that their names, their videos and the names of their videos may be used in competition publicity.
  27. It will be at the organisers’ discretion whether to pay the prizes in US dollars or in other currencies to a similar value. Payment will be made by bank transfer or via PayPal.
  28. The judges’ decisions are final and binding on the entrants. No correspondence will be entered into.
  29. Dark Green Books and Luke Andreski reserve the right at any time to supersede, modify or cancel, the competition (including altering the prize) if, in their sole discretion, the competition is not capable of being conducted as defined within these terms and conditions. Dark Green Books and Luke Andreski reserve in their absolute discretion the right to substitute an alternative prize if circumstances beyond their control make this unavoidable.
  30. Submission of an entry to this competition will be deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions.
  31. This competition is governed by English law and any dispute is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

Last year’s winners: http://www.youtube.com/user/VideoAndFilmComp2012

About last year’s competition:http://shortfilmandvideoaward.wordpress.com/2013/01/13/short-film-and-video-competition-2012-the-results/

Dark Green Books – www.darkgreenbooks.com

Luke Andreski – www.lukeandreski.com

Luke Andreski on WordPress – http://lukeandreski.wordpress.com

Luke Andreski on SoundCloud – http://soundcloud.com/luke-andreski

Notice

The 2014 competition is seeking four authors on whose work submitted videos can be based. A contribution to the prize is required. Email info@darkgreenbooks.co.uk if you or an author you represent would like to participate.

Short Film and Video Competition 2012 – The Results

 

The Winners

Winner – First Place: Passive Tense by Erin Gaddi from the US http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6aKXddSQVI&feature=plcp

The judges saw this work as a beautiful visualization of Luke Andreski’s poem Passive Tense, effectively dramatizing the themes dealing with the mysteries of love. They felt that the ultra-widescreen image was attractive, with a good use of music to enhance the words of the poetry and the images on the screen.

Winner – Second Place: Orphan by Carolina Villarreal from Mexico http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QsM298fMhs

The judges felt that this was a powerful, insightful dramatization of the themes of Luke Andreski’s poem Orphan, especially notable for using the visuals with only music and sound effects but no narration or on-screen titles with the words of the poem. The first-person imagery was seen as especially effective. They liked the rough cutting feel and handheld effects.

Winner – Third Place (Tie): Passive Tense by CityVarsity from Cape Town, SA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyGpKKO4m5o&feature=plcp

The judges considered the cut-out animation of the poem’s words and various appropriate shapes to be well made and clever, getting even better as the film progressed. One judge said he loved the fish hook and the heart-shaped sweet towards the end of the film.

Winner – Third Place  (Tie): Orphan by Andrew Sieciencski from the US http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA006X1tdyc

The judges viewed Andrew Sieciencski’s film as a touching visualization of the sad poem Orphan. They found the imagery lovely, with an effective switch from black-and-white to colour, and the use of music intensifying the emotion of the words and images. Luke Andreski also says, ‘I would like to mention an utterly stunning shot in the graveyard scene halfway through Andrew Siecienski’s film, beautifully framed by autumnal-coloured trees’.

Author’s Choice: Passive Tense by CityVarsity http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyGpKKO4m5o&feature=plcp

Luke Andreski writes, ‘When I first saw CityVarsity’s Passive Tense I was knocked out by the thought of these brilliant students pooling their talents to create this video!’

Special Mention: Touch Me by Gregory Metcalfe from Bristol, UK http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D69vnSWE4ds&feature=plcp

The judges viewed Gregory Metcalfe’s film as compact, original and well made. They describe it as a well-paced and crafted video which matched the words and sound effectively. They liked the device of the constant human figure and face at the centre of the video and felt that the end graphics were excellent.

The Prizes

Passive Tense by Erin Gaddi wins $700 plus seven free downloads from www.lukeandreski.com

Orphan by Carolina Villarreal wins $200 (US) plus three free downloads from www.lukeandreski.com

Orphan by Andrew Sieciencski wins $100 (US) plus two free downloads from www.lukeandreski.com

Passive Tense by CityVarsity wins $100 (US) plus two free downloads from www.lukeandreski.com 

The Judges

Christopher P. Jacobs

Christopher Jacobs is a film instructor and filmmaker based in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Since 1995 he has taught one or more sections of Intro to Film at the University of North Dakota, and occasional other film-related courses such as Creative Movie Production and the UND Summer Movie Camp. He is also the Movies Editor for the High Plains Reader.

Christopher Jacobs has been a film buff and collector since his junior high school days, with a particular interest in the silent cinema. The lure of film history eventually took precedence over an equal interest in filmmaking, although he has made several short films on 8mm and 16mm, and several feature-length movies on video (both analog and digital). He earned a Master’s Degree in Film and Dramatic Production Criticism from the University of North Dakota.  He has taught a Creative Writing class focusing on screenwriting and currently teaches an Art of Moviemaking course covering screenwriting and production techniques.

Timothy Eastop

Tim Eastop, formerly Acting Director of Visual Arts for Arts Council England, specialises in artists’ research, commissions, and organisational development. His most recent clients include Calvert 22 Foundation, Institute of Contemporary Art, Cultural Leadership Programme, National Trust, Royal Society of the Arts, University of Arts London and the University for the Creative Arts. He is also co-Director for two initiatives: Difference Exchange, a partnership of associates working across disciplines placing critical artistic practice in disruptive contexts; and The Collective, a scheme providing professional advice on how to build art collections in groups.

Tim has worked with national and international institutes: Ashmolean; Arts Council of Wales; A Foundation; British Council; British Antarctic Survey; Contemporary Arts Society; Courtauld; King’s College; Rijksakademie; Pistoletto Foundation; Tate; Triangle Trust; and Visiting Arts.

Source Material

The poems on which these films are based can be found in Luke Andreski’s collection Being Left Behind, available from www.lukeandreski.com or Amazon.

Short Film and Video Competition 2013

The 2013 competition, closely resembling the 2012 competition, will be announced in the next few weeks. For advance information, please email videocomp@darkgreenbooks.co.uk.

Short Film and Video Competition 2014

The 2014 competition will be similar to the two earlier competitions but will be opened out for the work of multiple authors to form the basis of the submitted short films and videos. If you are an author and would like to participate in this competition, please email videocomp@darkgreenbooks.co.uk.

www.darkgreenbooks.com

Video and Film Competition: The Winners

Announcing the winners of the Dark Green Books Short Film and Video Competition 2012

Winner – First Place: Passive Tense by Erin Gaddi from the US http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6aKXddSQVI&feature=plcp

Winner – Second Place: Orphan by Carolina Villarreal from Mexico http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QsM298fMhs

Winner – Third Place (Tie): Passive Tense by CityVarsity from Cape Town, SA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyGpKKO4m5o&feature=plcp

Winner – Third Place  (Tie): Orphan by Andrew Sieciencski from the US http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA006X1tdyc

Author’s Choice: Passive Tense by CityVarsity http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyGpKKO4m5o&feature=plcp

Special Mention: Touch Me by Gregory Metcalfe from Bristol, UK http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D69vnSWE4ds&feature=plcp

With thanks to all who took part and congratulations to the winners!

More details to follow.

The team at Dark Green Books

www.darkgreenbooks.com

http://www.youtube.com/user/VideoAndFilmComp2012

http://shortfilmandvideoaward.wordpress.com/2012/05/28/the-dark-green-books-short-film-and-video-competition/

Film maker? Video maker? Aspiring? Pro?

 

There is still time to submit short films and videos to the Dark Green Books Short Film and Video Competition 2012!

Do you know anyone who loves making film? Then tell them about Erin Gaddi’s moving three minute indie flick Passive Tense, about the wonderful version of Passive Tense from CityVarsity and about Gregory Metcalfe’s tender montage Touch Me.

From Cape Town, SA: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyGpKKO4m5o&feature=plcp

From the US: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6aKXddSQVI&feature=plcp

From Bristol, UK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D69vnSWE4ds&feature=plcp

The competition is free, it is open to entries from anywhere in the world, and multiple submissions are accepted.

Videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/VideoAndFilmComp2012

Rules: http://shortfilmandvideoaward.wordpress.com/2012/05/28/the-dark-green-books-short-film-and-video-competition/

Prizes: First Prize $700 / Second Prize $200 / Third Prize $100

We look forward to hearing from future auteurs!

With love and best wishes,

The team at Dark Green Books

www.darkgreenbooks.com