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Thoughts from author: Emma Hines

as Tarantino so famously said...

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..."get those mini movies in. Pronto."

Because in just 7 days time, our judging panel will be whittling down all the entries from our mini movies competition to a shortlist of 5. Those 5 will then be in with a chance of having their work aired on TV, and winning 5000 British pounds and 2 special tickets to the BFI London film festival (accompanied by a nice weekend in London on us).

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7 days is a long time in the showbiz world of movies, so if you haven't already entered, there's no time like the now- click here.

Congrats to Jackuss1000 for their winning the last of our weekly competitions £200 of amazon vouchers will be whittling their way towards you.

a damsel in distress experiencing picnic panic

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With 13 days, 11 hrs, 48 minutes and approx 24 seconds to go until the deadline for all mini movie entries, we bring you sunshine and summer in this week's winning entry:

Our judging panel are officially quaking in their boots with excitement about choosing the shortlist in just a few weeks time. To get a chance to get your work infront of them, win £5000, your mini movie shown on TV, and a special weekend in London for the BFI film festival, just get your entries in sharpish here by midnight on Sunday April 17th.

And if that wasn't enough- the mini movie submitted between noon today and next Monday noon that clocks up the most views will win £200 of amazon vouchers.

Fame awaits. Look busy.

p.s. if you haven't already- take a short jaunt here to get your hands on a special mini movie makers' film kit to help you make your masterpiece

calling all budding directors...

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...there's no time like the now.

As part of our mini movies competition, we've got some rather special little film makers' kits to give away. We've spoken to lots of film makers over the past few months, and enclosed in these kits are the things that they said they'd be lost without*.

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*think more along the lines of sticks, strings and minature sized train models than champagne, giant dinosaurs and red carpets...

Click here. Make haste. There are mini movies to be made.

Monday mini movie magic

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With just less than 3 weeks to go until submission deadline (April 17th), we're officially getting excited about the world of mini movies...

On Friday, we were totally blown away by this piece of grape yelping brilliance:

We spent a bit of time earlier in the week with our heads in the clouds as this bit of movie magic came in:

In a very close second place, we saw panic in the playground and the perils of peckishness being thwarted:

But the winner of this week's competition, awarded to the video submitted between last Monday and this one that racked up the most views, was this little fella:

Congratulations and a big thanks to all those of you who have entered so far. For those of you currently creating a little masterpiece, get those entries in now- there are £200 of amazon vouchers to be snapped up this week for the entry that gets the most views between now and Monday noon next week. And if you who've entered so far but not won the weekly prize remember this- the weekly contest has no bearing on the final result as this will be judged on the basis of creativity and adherance to the brief, by our special panel.

To get involved in the mini movies competition and to win the chance of having your work shown on primetime TV, pocketing a cool £5000 and winning 2 special tickets to the BFI London film festival, just go here to find out more.

a little film about little films

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On a very rainy Saturday four weeks ago, we held a little workshop here at Fruit Towers to launch our mini movies competition. Ben Wheatley- film director, very funny chap, and the maker of our superhero ad- spent the day with us, talking about his own experience, sharing top tips, and helping our film makers' make their own little mini movies on the day.

This is our little video about the day- thanks to Mark and Dan for all the time they put into making this for us:

To find out how you could get your work on TV, and win £5000, take a peak here here.