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Sheffield Doc/Fest partners to create new short competition

Sheffield Doc/Fest is partnering with BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT and Crossover, an international digital media and content program, to create a new short film competition.
July 12, 2010

Sheffield Doc/Fest is partnering with BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT and Crossover, an international digital media and content program, to create a new short film competition. Digital Revolutions will feature three-minute short films depicting how filmmakers see information technology impacting the world around them. The judges will be looking at how filmmakers use social media to get their films noticed as well as the quality of the films. Entries are being accepted until Friday, October 15 at the Digital Revolutions website in two categories: amateur and professional. The professional prize is £5,000 and the amateur prize is £10,000. The entries will be judged by a panel of five industry professionals including Frank Boyd, creative director of Crossover; Heather Croall, director of Sheffield Doc/Fest and producer of Crossover Labs and Elizabeth Sparrow, president of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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