Back in January we told you about Your Film Festival, a short film festival hosted by YouTube, Ridley Scott and Emirates that will reward the winner with $500,000 to use towards their next film. Ridley Scott’s Scot Free team has narrowed the submissions down to 50 semi-finalists. The films of those finalists are now on YouTube and you are invited to vote for your favorites.
YouTube, Ridley Scott and Emirates are giving online filmmakers, video makers and story makers the opportunity to go all the way to the Venice Film Festival, and even win $500,000 towards their next great project and the opportunity to work with Ridley Scott and a world class production team.
Life In A Day, the amazing YouTube documentary that premiered last January at Sundance and hit theaters over the summer has now found a home on YouTube. Viewers can now watch the breathtaking film for free on the Life In A Day YouTube channel and experience the joy, sadness, excitement and other emotions that this amazing film evokes.
Life in a Day, the cinematic experiment spearheaded by executive producer Ridley Scott and Oscar winning director Kevin Macdonald, will be released in theaters by National Geographic July 24, marking the one-year anniversary of the day it was created using videos uploaded to YouTube.
The BBC is adapting Philip K. Dick’s The Man In The High Castle into a four part miniseries. Ridley Scott will direct the four one-hour episodes.
Scott is a veteran in working with Dick’s texts. He also directed the 1982 acclaimed film Blade Runner, which was an adaptation of Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. The above video shows the trailer from Blade Runner, a film worth adding to your literary Netflix cue.
The New Yorker has more: “’Castle’ is to be a BBC production, so you know it’ll be intelligent, literate (Howard Brenton is writing the script), and disinclined to bore us with pointless, generic shoot-em-ups.”
On July 24, YouTubers around the world shot and submitted video footage of their lives for Ridley Scott and Kevin Macdonald’s ‘Life In A Day’ project. ‘Life In A Day’ aims to document the lives of twenty individuals from around the globe in the first crowd-sourced YouTube documentary. The final film will premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, but before then you can preview some of the 80,000 submissions in an interactive video gallery launched on the ‘Life In A Day’ YouTube Channel.
Yesterday YouTube announced the launch of an exciting new project, in which world-renowned film directors Ridley Scott and Kevin Macdonald will create a feature documentary film made exclusively from YouTube submissions, showing life around the world on July 24, 2010. ‘Life in a Day’ will be made up of compelling footage submitted by YouTubers showing scenes from their lives on July 24 and is shaping up to be one of the most exciting and compelling collaborative documentaries ever made.