World-renowned photographer and filmmaker Rankin has teamed up with Nokia Lumia for Year 2 of Collabor8te, a nationwide short film scheme offering emerging filmmakers the chance to get their ideas developed, financed and showcased at some of the biggest film festivals in the country.
Rankin Film Productions launched Collabor8te in 2011 in partnership with Dazed & Confused, and production company The Bureau. Collabor8te seeks to provide more opportunities for filmmakers to get their scripts developed and their films financed by pairing them with experienced industry professionals
Throughout the year 12 selected scripts will be developed by Rankin Film Productions and The Bureau, with 8 scripts then commissioned for production, funded by Nokia Lumia. These 8 short films will complete their run on the international film festival circuit before being broadcast on Dazed Digital.
Adam Johnson, Head of Consumer Marketing, Nokia UK, commented, “Collabor8te is the UK and Ireland’s only national scheme to develop and fund new talent within the short film industry. Nokia is excited to be working with Rankin to see how Collabor8te uses cutting edge technology, including Nokia PureView, to produce high quality production values.”
Rankin states: “In today’s industry opportunities for up and coming scriptwriters and filmmakers are more challenging to come by than ever before. It is for this reason that Collabor8te, with the support of Nokia Lumia, backs not just one future star, but eight budding scriptwriters, through the whole process.
“As Nokia continues to deliver innovations that empower budding film and photography enthusiasts to deliver amazing results on the smallest of budgets, they are the perfect fit for the Collabor8te scheme.”
Call for scripts opens: 4th October 2012
Script submission deadline: 30th November 2012
12 selected scripts announced: Late-January 2013
Writers’ workshop day: Early February 2013
Films in Production: May – November 2013
Rankin said: “It is so important that the equipment being used captures not only the vision being created, but the emotion and memory of the moment.”
Nokia will also be capturing a sneak-peak behind the scenes of Collabor8te using PureView and showing people how to create the best scenes on their Nokia Lumia devices with a series of ‘How to’ vignettes all available on the Nokia UK Facebook and Twitter pages.
For further information and to complete the submission form visit: www.collabor8te.com
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