Nintendo and the British Film Institute have formed a partnership to launch a short film making competition using the 3D video recorder built into the Nintendo 3DS.
Nintendo UK Managing Director David Yarnton said of the partnership: “We are extremely excited to be working with the BFI to provide a platform for future 3D film-making talent to showcase their work.”
BFI Chief Executive, Amanda Nevill commented: “The priority for the BFI is all about the future – supporting new ideas and innovative thinking, which is why we are so thrilled to enter into this new partnership with Nintendo, an organisation at the forefront of the games industry.
Entrants are encouraged to use the technology of the 3DS to create short films that capture the imagination and showcase the still evlolving 3D videography, one of the major innovations to the entertainment industry. The winner will have the opportunity to have their work shown to the most prominent people in the film industry at the Nintendo Gala screening at the 56th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express in October 2012.