Homespun and Stitch have launched their fourth annual talent-nurturing film competition Homespun Yarns, with a call for entries for the latest brief called Fragments.
In partnership with stock footage company Pond5, Homespun are providing eight carefully selected film clips - essentially fragments of a story – to entrants to this year's Homespun Yarns competition. Entrants must creatively interpret one or more of these ‘fragments’ as a basis for their short film idea, which must be submitted to the competition before the deadline at 11:59pm on 28th April 2017.
Since the breakthrough event in 2014, this is the fourth successive year that Homespun and Stitch have run the Homespun Yarns competition for up-and-coming talent, which has proved to be a platform for young directors to help launch their careers.
Speaking at the launch of the 2017 brief at the APA’s Craftworks, London, senior editor and partner at Stitch, Tim Hardy said: “The aim of this competition has always been to provide a platform for the best creative work. We’re delighted at the success our entrants have had since the first show... We’ve had everyone from established directors to those who hadlittle to no directing experience before entering the competition. Many have since gone on to do what they love; making films, full time – and winning awards whilst they’re at it! Our goal at Homespun has always been to nurture and grow talent, not only within our own company but wherever it may hail from. We’re really excited to see what ideas ‘fragments’ will inspire this year.”
Once the submission deadline on 28th April has passed, three winning ideas will be shortlisted and Homespun will provide £1,500 funding to make each film a reality – as well as providing complimentary editing and support where needed.
The shortlist will be announced in June following in-house judging from the entire Homespun team. The awards night will take place in October when the final three films will be judged by the audience and Homespun’s panel. The overall winning film will also receive a £500 cash prize.
- Homespun Yarns 'Fragments' website
- Homespun Yarns 2017 - Call for Entries film
- Fragments Brief film
- All Homespun Yarns commissioned films can be found here