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If you’ve created an exciting foodie film short this year, then you could be £1000 better off by winning the Food in Film category in the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year contest.

The judges are on the lookout for inspiring films no longer than three minutes, which show any aspect of food - from production and harvest to preparation and eating. The overall winner will also receive the much-coveted trophy and your film will be showcased on both the Delicious website and the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year website. 

You can submit your documentary or non-documentary short via the awards website https://www.pinkladyfoodphotographeroftheyear.com where you can check out some of the films from this year’s contest, including the overall winner, Carl Pendle for his hot film short Chilli Festival, and last year’s winner, Abbie Stewart, who took the overall title for her apple-fuelled film, The Cider Shed.

The category will again be judged by George Motz, Founder and Director of the Food Film Festival, New York, Nik Powell, Director of the National Film & Television School and James Winter, ex Executive Editor, Saturday Kitchen and Simon Day, Founder, Unearthed.

If you reach the finals, your film will be shown at the world-renowned Mall Galleries at the awards evening attended by media, finalists and celebrities from across the world. The films are also viewed by the public and invited guests during the four-day free-to-visit exhibition. 

Entry deadline is Sunday 5 February 2017.  

 

 

Kino Flo has unveiled its new colour swatch offerings for Select and Diva-Lite LED's, alongside a new firmware update enabling users to dial in almost any colour. For more information read the official press release below.  

The National Film and Television School (NFTS) announces it has secured funding of £1.5m from Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP) to build a new Digital Content Production Training Studio. The studio will be one of the most advanced dedicated training facilities in the UK and will have the ability to shoot, record and stream live content in high definition 4k.

If you want to produce the best possible footage for your clients, then nothing compares to a larger external monitor with additional features not offered by your camera. Cinemartin has recently announced a number of high-spec monitors including the Venus and Loyal at affordable prices, making them an excellent choice for filmmakers. If you’re tired of squinting at the tiny screen on your camera, Cinemartin has the perfect solution for you…

Sponsored promotion: Contour Design’s ShuttlePro v2 can help you to work faster and smarter thanks to its ingenious time-saving features. Cameraman and editor Graham Bernard is so impressed he considers it an extension of his hand.

Canon has announced the release of two new flagship models in the Cinema EOS system – the EOS C700 (EF/PL) and EOS C700 GS PL. Both models capture creative slow motion 4K video footage internally with high frame rates of up to 59.94P/50P and 2K up to 200p/240p (sensor crop mode), or 4K RAW up to 100P/120P, to the optional dockable Codex RAW recorder. The EOS C700 (EF/PL) is available from December 2016 with the RRP $35,000 / £28,839 inc VAT, and the EOS C700 GS PL is available from Q1 2017 with an RRP of $38,000 / £30,789 inc VAT. For more information read the official press release below:

The Canon XC15 is a professional compact 4K camcorder with high-end audio interface. The camera can record UHD (3840 x 2160) 4K footage at 25p or 24p to an internal CFast 2.0 card at up to 305Mbps, or Full HD to an SD card at up to 50Mbps. The XC15 is available from September 2016 with the RRP $3000 / £2,409. For more information read the official press release below:

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