We are searching for the next great film director, so much so we are prepared to give away $20,000 in cash and a dose of fame to find a lucky winner.
The Big Rock Eddies are a 22 year tradition with a long history of awarding up and coming filmmakers. This year we will be continuing that tradition only with a new twist... no more beer commercials or print ads. The 2015 Eddies will be our first short film festival!
We figure with all the Canadian film we sponsor, why not throw a festival of our own to celebrate the craft of filmmaking with the proceeds going back into the Canadian film community and a huge cash prize to help you the filmmaker get to that next step in your film career.
Partnering with the Calgary Underground Film Festival and the Calgary International Film Festival the winning Eddie will continue on the festival circuit to be *featured in the CIFF and the CUFF short film program*.
So here it is, The 2015 Big Rock Eddies Short Film Festival. Even if you don't win, your searing talent may just be discovered through this competition by our experienced panel of judges hand selected from the Canadian Film Industry. If you want to take part in our little competition then read the instructions below and start those creative juices flowing.
In the past, your task was to make a Big Rock commercial, this time around we are asking you to create a short film with the theme “TRADITION.” How you interpret the word and what film genre you select is entirely up to you - the director. You can shoot live-action, animation, stop-motion, use actors, cut-outs, puppets or animals. Horror, sci-fi, fantasy, comedy or even a musical. The choice is yours, there are no restrictions on content or creativity, *Product placement is welcome in your short film but not necessary. 2015 will be our 30th anniversary of brewing craft beer the “traditional” way; all natural ingredients, never sacrificing quality for quantity. To quote Ed McNally, “To make a masterpiece no compromise can be tolerated.” What is tradition to you?
Now keep in mind that there are many other directors all making similarly structured works that are all operating within this same theme. We are looking for the “Wow” factor here. You only have 3 – 5 minutes to create a complete mini-tale, with a beginning, middle and an end. Good Luck!