Here are the best of the bunch! The films that made it to the shortlist
Janet (by Henry Steedman)
A Sustainable Home (by Eduardo Sampedro)
Eco-Homeboys (by Ben Mills)
C'Mon Britain! Insulate. (by Stuey Burnett)
Bert's Great Idea (by James Birkett & Michael Howard)
Energy Ad - Original (by Gregg Painter)
Electreecity (by Karen Darby and Chris Stone)
The Film Competition is now closed
We’re giving all budding filmmakers the opportunity to showcase their talents
We’re launching a film-making competition that could win you £1,500 cash plus a commission by WWF-UK to make their next campaign film (with a £5,000 budget) and some amazing camera equipment from Canon UK!
We all know energy efficiency is important, with the economy tanking and fuel prices rocketing – but it’s boring. It’s up to you and your film to change that!
Kevin McCloud and the government’s Energy Minister, Greg Barker MP, will be judging the competition alongside some of the UK’s top people from marketing, advertising, and film.
You’ll need to make a 60 second film. It needs to have a spark, and can be wild, innovative, and creative, but most of all it must be inspiring in a way that can help trigger change. To create the desire for people to do a home energy revamp. All you need to know about the competition and on home refurb is available in this detailed brief. The competition is open to entries from Thursday 1st December and closes on Monday 16th January.
GBR Film Competition Terms and Conditions
The following Terms & Conditions apply to the Great British Refurb (“GBR”) Film Competition (“the Competition”). By taking part in the Competition, you agree to abide by these Terms and Conditions and provide all information required. You also agree that if you do not comply with the Terms and Conditions, you may be disqualified.
- The closing date for all entries is 5pm (GMT) on Monday 16th January 2012.
- Films should be up to sixty seconds long. Films which are longer than this may be disqualified.
- Any spoken language used in your video that is not English must be accompanied by subtitles in English, or must be for artistic, not communicative, purposes only.
- Your video must not contain undue violence, profanity, pornography or direct attacks on individuals or organisations. Any entries deemed offensive in Great British Refurb’s sole judgement will be immediately disqualified.
- Your video must be your own original creation. Any copyrighted music, video footage or still images used in your video must have permission from the copyright holder. Your video must not infringe on any third party rights. Your video must not have been produced for compensation or published previously on a public website or transmission. Your video must be created specifically for this GBR competition.
- As the creator of the video, you retain copyright. However by entering the Competition you agree to give the GBR and selected partners, permission to show your film on their website, in campaign and publicity materials and exhibitions, for all purposes. You agree to grant GBR and its selected partners, free of charge, the right to use your video in any manner and media, including without limitation as to duration and territory, the right to publish, adapt, distribute, copy, display or translate. You also grant GBR and its selected partners the right to licence your video to others.
- Each individual entrant is allowed to submit a maximum of two (2) videos.
- Films can be shot in any format and aspect ratio. You can use any style, including animation, live-action, stop-motion, computer animation, etc.
- Films must be uploaded to Vimeo and accompanied by a completed Entry Form. The Entry Form must be filled out online [link]. You must complete and send your video link using the online Entry Form if you wish to enter the Competition.
- We cannot accept any other forms of creative entries other than films.
- The winner, selected by the Competition judging panel, will work with WWF-UK to make further film (or collection of shorts). He/She will be given a budget of £5,000, and the film will be used to support WWF’s campaigns. The winner will need to be available for 20th to 23rd February for filming, as well as subsequent dates in March. Delivery of the final product will be for the end of March.
- Shortlisted films will be shown at a special event in central London hosted by GBR, and featured on the GBR website and those of selected partners. The makers of those shortlisted films will be invited to attend. Upon agreement, GBR will pay reasonable travel expenses within the UK (but not accommodation) so that the shortlisted entrants can attend the screening (excluding flights).
- The winner of the overall prize will be judged at the screening event. The shortlisted film makers will be notified by phone prior to the final event and given at least one week’s notice of the event.
- Anyone aged 16 or over can enter the competition. If you are an employee or immediate relative of any employee of WWF-UK, UKGBC, GBR, Knauf Insulation or Gentoo (permanent or temporary, current or former), intern, sponsor, or an immediate family member of any of the foregoing, or of the judges, you may participate, but you are not eligible to win. Proof of identity will be required from all winners.
- We do not accept responsibility for Entry Forms that are lost before, during or after the submission/entry process. GBR does not accept any responsibility for late or lost entries. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt.
- The Competition winner accepts the prizes at their own risk. We do not accept liability for expenses, personal injury, damage, theft or loss incurred in connection with the prize won. The prize is non-transferrable. Any equipment awarded as a prize cannot be sold on for one year. The prize may only be taken as stated and cannot be changed. There will be no cash alternatives.
- You agree to take part in any Competition publicity if asked to do so.
- The winning entry agrees to participate in further publicity and events as part of winning the Competition for a maximum of 12 months.
- Participation in the Competition, including being selected to receive a prize, in no manner constitutes an endorsement or support by GBR, or its selected partners, of your views or aims or of any products or services. You shall not advertise or otherwise claim to have obtained any such endorsement or support. The GBR name and logo are the property of GBR and should not be used in any manner whatsoever without the prior consent of GBR. GBR must approve in advance, in writing, any statement, advertisement, press release or similar communication in any media, relating to your participation in the Competition.
- Entrants agree to waive all claims against GBR and WWF-UK, their personnel and agents arising out of or in connection with any aspect of the Competition.
- You must supply full details as required by the Entry Form, and comply with all rules to be eligible for the prize(s). No responsibility is accepted for ineligible entries or entries made fraudulently.
- If a shortlisted entrant is unable to be contacted by 24 January 2012, after reasonable attempts have been made to do so, GBR reserves the right to offer the prize to the next best entry.
- GBR reserves the right to not select a winner or winners if entries received are judged to be of insufficient quality.
- The judges’ decision is final. GBR's decision is final in every situation, including any not covered above, and GBR will not respond to correspondence justifying its decisions.
- GBR reserves the right to cancel or alter or amend the Competition at any stage if deemed necessary in its opinion and entirely at its own discretion, or if circumstances arise outside its control.
- The Competition is governed by the laws of England and Wales.