With a few days until the deadline, Homespun announces the final call to enter Homespun Yarns 2019.
This year’s brief, in association with Kodak, is titled '1000 words', and invites entrants to work up a story idea based on a single image that must be central to their concept. The image was provided to Homespun Yarns by photographer Josh Kern through Kodak.
New to this year’s competition, each of the finalists will be paired with an established director who will mentor them through the entire film making process. The mentors are; Georgi Banks Davies (Skunk), Declan Lowney (Another Film Company) and Keith McCarthy (Stink Films).
Mentor and director Georgi Banks Davies said: "I’m very humbled, and equally excited to be asked to mentor one of this years Homespun finalists. Directing films can be bonkers, scary and often a solitary pursuit, so I’m happy to be able to help another filmmaker navigate this on their own journey. It’s such brilliant competition… the only downside is that I won’t be able to enter!"
Once the Homespun team has collectively judged all the entries, three winning ideas will be shortlisted and be given £2000 funding each. Homespun will provide editing as well as expertise and knowledge through their generous supporters and partners.
The competition has partnered with the industry’s finest who have offered their services to help create the best films possible. Finalists will get the chance to work with, Wave Studios, Panavision, Direct Digital, Kodak, Big Buoy, 1920 and Freefolk, who will all be involved from the pre-production stages to advise the directors and guide them through their areas of excellence.
The screening night will take place at Fabric on November 21st when the films will be screened and judged by the audience. As well as the kudos of winning, the film with the most votes will receive a £500 cash prize and an unrivalled kick-start to their filmmaking career.
Entrants have until 11:59pm on 19th May 2019 to submit their idea, in the form of a script, storyboard or treatment. You can download the brief here