reed.co.uk Launches Second Annual Short Film CompetitionBy Reed.co.uk, PRNE
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
LONDON, November 3, 2010 - Professionals and amateurs alike are today being urged to get their
cameras ready as leading UK job board, reed.co.uk, launches its second annual
short film competition.
The online competition, which is open to everyone regardless of their
film making credentials, will challenge film makers to create a short film,
centred on the theme, 'Mondays'.
An expert panel of judges, to be revealed later this year, will choose
the winner of the GBP10,000 Grand Prix. In addition to the Grand Prix, prizes
of GBP1,000 will be awarded to additional category winners, including the
'People's Choice Award' and the 'Best Animation'.
Mark Rhodes, Head of Marketing at reed.co.uk, believes the competition
exposes a rich seam of creative talent. Mark was quoted as saying "The talent
and effort that went into creating such a diverse and engaging selection of
short films in last year's competition was absolutely inspiring and meant we
had no hesitation in making this contest an annual event. "Not only is it an
excellent opportunity for reed.co.uk to engage with a wider audience
searching for jobs (www.reed.co.uk/) through alternative media
channels, including YouTube and Facebook, but it gives reed.co.uk a platform
to support creativity and the arts."
The 2011 competition asks filmmakers to submit an original idea around
the theme of 'Mondays'. Rhodes went onto explain "Throughout the economic
downturn, reed.co.uk has continued to promote positivity around the jobs
market, especially in key areas, such as jobs in London (
www.reed.co.uk/LocalJobs/London%2C-South-East-England). Our Love
Mondays advertising campaign has been encouraging the nation to feel good
about the start of a new week and now we want people to tell us what Mondays
mean to them in a short film."
Winning reed.co.uk's first annual Short Film Competition has given Oscar
Sharp's film, Sign Language, a springboard for success. As well as being
screened at a number of UK and overseas festivals, including Hay, Edinburgh
and Raindance, it also recently won the top prize in the Virgin Media Shorts
Full details of this year's competition, including information on how to
enter, can be found at reed.co.uk/film.
reed.co.uk is the UK's leading online recruitment service. Owned by Reed
Executive PLC, reed.co.uk enables jobseekers to search over 95,000 jobs from
more than 8,000 recruiters across 42 industry sectors.
Registered jobseekers can receive email job alerts, save searches and
make their details available to a range of recruiters, including Reed's
network of trained recruitment consultants.
Recruiters of all types benefit from reed.co.uk's range of innovative
online recruitment solutions, including: online job posting and applicant
management; job posting with Guaranteed Response; CV Search; targeted
branding and email services.
ABCe audited traffic figures for reed.co.uk (January 2010):
Unique Users/Browsers: 3,061,831
Page Impressions: 61,183,688
Online Job Applications: 1,683,008
For press enquiries, please contact Lynn Cahillane on +44(0)20-7067-4582, Lynn.cahillane at reed.co.uk
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