By Ted Hope | Hope for Film September 20, 2011 at 12:30PM
Easy peazy. Simple doing. Just make a short film, submit, win. What could be better?
I heard about this contest where Talenthouse is working with Bombay Sapphire and Playboy, long a patron of film, to bring aspiring filmmakers an opportunity not to be missed.
One winner will travel to Sundance Film Festival to watch the premiere of their short film at a Playboy/Bombay Sapphire event. Travel and three nights’ accommodation and $500 for expenses will be provided. The winner will also receive a 30-60 minute mentoring session with key industry insiders in person or via Skype (timing based on each mentor’s production schedule and availability).
The selected short film will also be featured on Playboy.com and BombaySapphire.com and the winner will receive $3,500.
This competition is only for US residence and 21 + participants. Please take the time to read over the rules and if you have any other questions do not hesitate to email them.
Here are all the dates:
Submission Deadline: October 24, 2011
Voting Starts: November 1, 2011
Voting Ends: November 7, 2011
Semi-Finalists Announcement: November 15, 2011
Final round of voting dates
Voting Starts: November 16, 2011
Voting Ends: November 30, 2011
Winner Announcement: December 7, 2011
All the submissions remain property of the filmmakers. All T&C's are found on
At the moment, I only know that one winner's film will be screened.
The Talenthouse technology engine allows for voting to take place to boil it down to a set number of finalists, then here is the info
Playboy and Bombay Sapphire together with a panel of industry insider judges will choose 5 submissions, which together with the 5 highest voted submissions will be named semi-finalists. All 10 semi-finalists will be automatically submitted for the final round of voting where Playboy and Bombay Sapphire together with the panel of judges will select the ultimate winner, with special consideration for the top voted entries.