Friday, February 01, 2008

1st Ballardian Festival of Home Movies and HarperCollins UK, have announced a competition to produce a one minute movie using a mobile phone to celebrate J.G.Ballard's new autobiography "Miracles of Life"

Here's the brief:
+ Shoot a film using your mobile phone’s video function, no more than one minute in duration, and using no post-production or processing — the film must be shot entirely ‘in camera’.

+ The theme: anything at all to do with either one or both of the Collins English Dictionary definitions of ‘Ballardian’:

BALLARDIAN: (adj) 1. of James Graham Ballard (J.G. Ballard; born 1930), the British novelist, or his works. (2) resembling or suggestive of the conditions described in Ballard’s novels & stories, esp. dystopian modernity, bleak man-made landscapes & the psychological effects of technological, social or environmental developments.

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