BOMBAY SAPPHIRE®, a world renowned London Dry Gin, teamed up with Playboy, long a patron of film and invited filmmakers to submit their short film embodying the themes of ‘Imagination’ and ‘Freedom of Expression’. The winner will have the opportunity of a lifetime and will have their film showcased at a private event during Sundance Film Festival 2012 and seen by leading and integral insiders in the business.
In Round 1, participants were asked to submit a film that inspires self expression and ignites Imagination - an uplifting force that allows us to unlock the beauty and potential hidden in the world around us. When acted upon, the effects of Imagination ripple outward, influencing and inspiring other acts of Imagination. And when Imagination is expressed with the spirit of Freedom of Expression, it becomes even more powerful.
It is now time for Round 2 where one winner and three highest voted artists will be selected out of the 10 semi-finalists by Playboy and Bombay Sapphire together with the panel of judges.
One winner will travel to Sundance Film Festival, one of the most reputable and leading film festivals in the world to watch the premiere of their short film at a Playboy/Bombay Sapphire event. In addition, the winner will 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.
Travel and three nights’ accommodation and $500 for expenses will be provided.
Vote: November 23, 2011 - December 7, 2011
Winner(s) Announced: December 14, 2011
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Playboy will choose the winner(s) from all qualified submissions with special consideration for the top voted entries. A qualified submission is one which meets all the Terms & Conditions, Guidelines and Official Rules.