You want to participate in the Golden Peanuts Awards : Here it is !
But first of all, details, rules and prizes :
The “Golden Peanuts Awards” is the smallest festival, of the smallest movies, in the smallest movie theater, for the smallest prize… it’s to say “peanuts” ! A new cinema event, in the Arras Film Festival spirit, which first edition will take place in November 2020.
As a division of the Arras Film Festival, relying on many European networks (of cinema, animation and contemporary art), the “Golden Peanuts Awards” has an international scale in its selection as well as in its programming. So, why should it be “small”? Simply because it will take place in the smallest movie theater ! But also because this project completely fits in the Arras Film Festival and the Lisbon Monstra as it is focused on the discovery of new talents for fun and the wish of sharing.
Short, very short, very very short films. Two minutes max in HD, including title and credits, such is the format of these films. For the official competition three categories are open to professionals and amateurs : Fiction, Animation and Experimental Art. Three juries of professionals will select the seven or eight movies in competition among the three different categories so as to make up programmes that will be presented to the vote of the audience, in the smallest movie theater…
The smallest widescreen mobile movie theater in the world, the MiniParadisio#3, third example of its kind, looks like an old-fashioned camera from the sixties, with ten cosy seats in an all-year-long air-conditioned room, HD projection and 5 points sound. It also has an outside projection system, to show the movies on walls and monuments. It will be ready in November to carry on a wonderful adventure, which has already won the hearts of more than 48,000 movie lovers over twelve years, particularly alongside special partnerships with the Centre Pompidou, the Lisbon Monstra Festival and of course the Arras Film Festival….
Finally, “For the smallest prize… Peanuts !”
The audience will discover the three programmes in competition inside the MiniParadisio and will be invited to vote so as to choose the best of the smallest high-talented movies.
As far as the prize is concerned, the winners of this first edition of the Golden Peanuts Awards will be officially given of course a golden peanut (actually, just gold-plated, let’s not forget it is the smallest festival with the smallest budget !). To support the winners, a 500 Euros prize will be offered to help them carry on producing more minutes of their imaginary worlds. The eight selected movies in each category will get 100 Euros to support their artistic creations. Broadcast rights : the Golden Peanuts Awards will have the right to show the selected movies during one year (or more if the director agrees) and without exclusivity.
Short movies but great selection “One can be small by the size but big by the mind”. You’ve already heard this sentence. This will be the guiding line of those who will meet the challenge an compete in the “Golden Peanuts Awards” : making of short films great artworks !
Let’s get to the heart of the matter :
To participate, we ask you to download and fill inby hand this application form (click here) and then to send it back with your creation via https://wetransfer.com / contact address firstname.lastname@example.org and add your name and surname in commentary.
Now open your imaginaries and get started !