Edinburgh Film Festival Launches 60 Second Film Competition

Submitted by edg on Wed, 13 Mar '19 12.20am

The Edinburgh International Film Festival has launched a new film competition called "Walk With Us" for Scotland-based filmmakers.

Backed by whisky sponsor Johnnie Walker, known for its ‘Keep Walking’ branding, the competition is for films of no more than 60 seconds in length on the theme of "walk with us".

The best entries will be compiled and screened at this year’s 73rd EIFF in June, creating an anthology film, consisting of 15 to 20 films.

The EIFF asks entrants "to consider what this theme means to them, whether it’s about where you live, what you like, who you spend time with or what’s important to you."

Films can be fiction or non-fiction, live action or animation and can be shot on anything from a phone to professional cameras.

Filmmakers that make the final edit will win tickets to EIFF 2019 Opening night or other Gala screening, a Striding Man statuette, a bottle of Johnnie Walker and a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to the Four Corners distilleries – Cardhu, in Speyside, Caol Ila on Islay, Clynelish in the Highlands and Glenkinchie in East Lothian (the four biggest single malts that go into Johnnie Walker). Those living beyond the EH postcode area will win one nights, double room accommodation to attend the Gala evening.

The competition is open for entries til 12noon on Wednesday 10th April 2019.