50 Kisses Premiered Feb 13th London
Full list of winners HERE
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On the blog...
Review by Charlie Wiseman from IMDb
This put it among the top rated films of the week. Is cinema at a Crossroad?Taking a step back for a more controlled step forward, in a crowd funded feature, acting as a catalyst for change? I used to write culture reviews for the Aga Khan appearing in India, Africa and also for the Guardian newspapers. I still enjoy it.
By Roger Smith from IMDb
The film finished and we were invited by the good shepherd on stage to go to the IMDb page to let the world know what we thought. OK so I have started this review in reverse, so let's go back to the beginning. I'm an American in London and I was asked by a good lady friend of mine if I would like to attend a special film screening as her guest and that was that, oh and just one more thing, I needed to have a dinner jacket.
REVIEW: A sign post for a future wave of film makers and a mile stone in British Cinema...9 out of 10
By Alex Heaton from IMDb
When I first heard of the concept for the 50 Kisses film (50 writers, 50 different production teams making 50 different films about a kiss, mostly taking place on Valentines Day that would form into one feature film) I have to admit I was completely sceptical. How could it work? I decided to set myself a bench mark for it to live up to in terms of entertainment - looking to more mainstream films similar to this concept which have to include the work of Love Actually and the barely tolerable Valentines Day.
As we package up the audience awards for 50 Kisses, it has caused me to reflect on the strengths of the winner, ‘Beryl’, written by Sarah Page and made by Capital City.
What struck me at the premiere was just how much the audience loved the film. I knew it was good, but I wasn’t prepared for how people really connected with the characters and how the gags made them laugh…
Read the full blog HERE
50 writers, 50 Filmmakers... ONE MOVIE
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1. Choose YOUR script
The 50 best scripts were chosen from 1870 entries. READ HERE
2. Make YOUR film and upload it
3. The best films were then edited to make the feature film, '50 Kisses', released in the cinema on february 13th 2014
Be part of the worlds first truly crowd sourced narrative feature film.
I want to make a 50 Kisses script... sign up below
Stage 1 CLOSED (for writers): Write Film…What does love mean to you? Write something extraordinary.
CLOSED JUNE 30th 2012 - Write a two page screenplay set on Valentine’s Night and enter it into our free London Screenwriters’ Festival Feature competition (closes June 30th). From the entrants, fifty winning scripts will be chosen by our judges. These scripts will then be released to the film making community (after development and sometime mid August). Filmmakers around the world can then make films based on this rich vein of themed and loosely connected scripts.
Stage 2 CLOSED (for filmmakers): Make Film… Produce an amazing movie!
CLOSED OCTOBER 21th - Anyone can then make any of those fifty winning scripts into a movie (including the writers). This is the second and unique phase of the competition that will give filmmakers two months to produce and upload their film based on their chosen script from the fifty winners. The filmmaking competition ends on October 27th. The best films will then be assessed by our Judges and edited together to make a feature length crowd sourced movie set on Valentines night.
Awards were given on the evening of February 13th 2014 and went to...
- Best Performance, Elizabeth Croft for ‘A Kiss Goodbye’
- Best Production Design, Laura Kettle for ‘Neil’
- Best Cinematography, Marc Greenfield for ‘Practice Makes Perfect’
- Best Editing, Anil Rao for ‘Neil’
- Best Music, Daniel Pemberton for ‘Neil’
- Promo Award, Tess Tyler for the song ‘Stunt Poetry’
- Best Song, Fuzzy Jones for the song ‘Swans’
- Best Sound Design, Ben Baird for ‘Neil’
- Guerilla Film Award, Phil Peel for ‘Lone’
- Best Director, Staré Yildirim for ‘The Good Night’
- Best Film, Evan Marlowe for ‘Smasheroo’
All filmmaking teams and the 51 writers of 50 Kisses were also given awards during the ceremony.
More judges will be added in the coming weeks.
Tony Jordan, Screenwriter
Prolific screenwriter, champion of new talent and big cheese at Red Planet.
Sunny and Shay
BBC London radio stars and movie lovers
Barbara Machin, Screenwriter
BAFTA and EMMY award winning screenwriter.
Lucy Hay, script editor, Producer and Bang2Write.com owner
Lucy has also just helped produce her first feature and published her first novel.
Dean Craig, Screenwriter
Brit writer living in LA and scribe behind ‘Death At A Funeral’
Ashley Pharaoh, Screenwriter
Creator of ‘Life On Mars’ and prolific screenwriter.
Eddie Hamilton, Editor
Eddie has edited ‘Kick-Ass’, ‘X-Men’ and a ton of other features.
Philip Bloom, DoP
Legendary director of photography working with all the coolest newest kit.
Julie Gray, Script Consultant
And head honcho at the Just Effing Entertain Me Screenwriting Comp
John August, Screenwriter
Also runs the best screenwriting blog.
Of course the REAL prize is getting your work produced and distributed! More prizes will be announced soon.
Brand new iPad
For both best screenplay and best film, donated by Final Draft.
Final Draft Screenwriting Software
Awarded for best screenplay and best film.
Free pass to the festival! Worth £300
For both Best Film and Best Script.
For the winners in every category
Provided by our friends at the Met Film School.
Provided by our friends at the Met Film School.
50 screenwriters, 50 filmmakers... '50 Kisses'...
At the London Screenwriters' Festival we are dedicated to getting creative people writing and making films, and then to help them to connect their work with audiences and the industry.
This competition will see screenwriters work produced, and filmmakers films released. What are you waiting for?
'50 Kisses' Partners
Rules for filmmakers
To enter you must register your interest by sending us your email address below. We will then keep in touch with you with evolving details.Entries from unsolicited filmmakers who have not registered will not be accepted. YES I AM INTERESTED IN MAKING A MOVIE FOR THE ’50 KISSES’ COMPETITION
- On August 3rd you will receive an email with all 50 winning scripts. You will have two months to produce and upload your movie.
- Do not use copyrighted music. You will be disqualified if you do.
- You will need to supply the relevant production paperwork (we will send you a pack).
- Credits at the end should be silent (as we will be editing the 50 winning films together).
- By entering the film, you will assign all (non-exclusive) rights for us to exploit the film. You will maintain copyright and you can upload the film wherever you like.
- Expanded rules will be issued closer to the time.
You will have 50 scripts to choose from and we will select just one winning film for each script, so chose your screenplay tactically.
Can I still enter a screenplay?
No, the script part of the competition is now closed. We will run another next year, so join our mailing list if you would like to get details about it.
Can I make more than one film?
Once a script has been chosen to be produced, can anyone else make it too?
Yes, so we could have many entries for one script and a few for others. So choose your script tactically.
Can I re-interpret the script when shooting?
Yes, though drift to far and you will be disqualified. All scripts change on set, it must remain faithful in intent to the script.
Can people from overseas enter?
Yes of course.
Can I enter a script, and if it is selected as one of the fifty, can I also film it and enter the film competition?
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