“life in a day” competition

, 22 July 2010

Seems like collaborative films & on-line video contests are now more popular than ever (see the 140 film we’ve supported); after organising their “Play” contest in collaboration with Guggenheim NY (very very suspiciously resemblant to Vimeo’s contest) Youtube are back with another of their competitions.. and guess who they’ve partnered with this time…. Ridley Scott & Kevin Macdonald!

“Life in a day” is basically a documentary shot by filmmakers (here’s were you could enter) all over the world, another example of crowdsourcing, that serves as a time capsule to show future generations what it was like to be alive on the 24th of July, 2010. “One world. 24 hours. 6 billion perspectives”,

You have 24 hours to film a snippet of your life, from the ordinary to the extraordinary.

Then you upload your video to the YouTube “Life in a Day” channel before July 31. The most compelling footage will then be selected, edited, and incorporated into a film directed by Kevin Macdonald and produced by Ridley Scott.

“Life in a Day” will then premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival in January. Winners won’t be paid but will be credited as co-directors, and 20 participants will be selected to attend the first showing. The documentary will also be made available on YouTube for free (yai!).

the rules?

According to the guidelines, there is “no right or wrong way” to document your life. “You can show us your life or just talk directly to the camera. Your footage can be 15 seconds or 2 hours.”

Sorry for the short notice, the contest ends in 2 days… so you better have an idea ready for the 24th!