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By Stephen Lepitak, -

January 10, 2014 | 2 min read

Channel 4 and Creative Scotland have joined forces as part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme with an international short film competition.

The 9.88 Films challenge, which has seen digital design agency Chunk create all online collateral including the website as a partner of the competition, will aim to be “a global event that captivates audiences” using films that are under 10 seconds in length.

The challenge will run until 9 April, with a judging panel in place that will be chaired by Stuart Cosgrove, director of creative diversity for Channel 4, alongside directors Paul McGuigan, Coky Geidroyc Nick Holt, Beeban Kidron, Menhaj Huda, producers Iain Smith, Christopher Young and writer and comedian Robert Florence.

The competition will aim to encourage filmmaking alongside the trend of short video capture with advent of mobile platforms such as Vine and Instragram.

The first prize will include A Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and colour grading software, DaVinci Resolve, while second prize will be a A GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition, with a third prize and student prize also on offer. Some of the entries may also be featured by Channel 4 in its short form strand “The Shooting Gallery”, while every film shortlisted will be screened as part of the official cultural programme for Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

To help promote the challenge, Florence has released his own short film, entitled ‘The Time Machine’ (see above.)

Each entry can be uploaded to the competition website directly before the deadline date.

The film challenge is inspired by the Games - 9.88 refers to the current Commonwealth Games 100m record.

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