Blake Mycoskie’s philanthropic footwear company, TOMS, and media organisation, Dazed, have recently announced a collaboration, partnering up to launch a competition aimed at ‘inspired UK film makers’. TOMS is a company renowned for their charitable work and ‘one for one’ motto – for every pair of shoes sold a pair is given to a child in need (a motto recently applied to their eye wear collection also). Seemingly it is this passion for change and development that has inspired the creative media project entitled Generation Change. Entrants must submit a treatment for a short three minute film exploring and celebrating British Change Makers – documenting either an individual or groups efforts in their search for change. Prominent British director Lucy Walker (of Wasteland, The Tsunami and Cherry Blossom fame – all documentary style feature films) will also be joining the collaborative to help judge entries, using her expert opinion to sift through the talent. Entrants must submit a one page PDF including:
– 100 word treatment
– Reference images
– Additional links to existing films in a similar style
– Personal showreel / website URL
The winner will receive £5000 in order to create their film for TOMS which will then receive an ‘exclusive Dazed Digital screening’. Treatments must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 14th of August.
This project is a fantastic opportunity for budding filmmakers looking to promote their talents and the opportunity to celebrate positive works within the UK must also be applauded. The competition aims not only to commend Brits doing something that matters (whether locally or more extensively) but also the creative and artistic talents within Britain.
For more information and terms and conditions visit the dazed website http://www.dazeddigital.com and search ‘Generation Change’.
Words: Alice Kemp-Habib