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Bombay Sapphire Gin & Tribeca Film Festival to discover the most imaginative filmmakers

Find out more about the Bombay Sapphire Imagination Series short film competition, with a script by Oscar winner Geoffrey Fletcher (pictured). Entries are open until Aug 1.

Oscar winner Geoffrey Fletcher wrote the script for the competition.

Oscar winner Geoffrey Fletcher wrote the script for the competition.

Bombay Sapphire, the premium gin, in association with Tribeca Film Festival, is offering budding filmmakers  the chance to make their own short film, using their imagination to interpret a short film script created by Academy Award winner Geoffrey Fletcher.

With imagination at the heart of both Bombay Sapphire and filmmaking, this competition titled the ‘Bombay Sapphire Imagination Series’ aims to celebrate endless creativity and the brand’s belief in the power of imagination. Budding filmmakers can view the script at www.imaginationseries.com and can submit their interpretation of Geoffrey’s script on the site from now until Aug 1, when the competition closes.

A global judging panel, including Geoffrey Fletcher and other industry leaders put together by the Tribeca Film Festival, will select five winners from a shortlist of entries who will then go on to produce and direct their own individual films to view at a star-studded international premiere in early 2013.

Geoffrey Fletcher, who won an Oscar in 2010 for Precious, said: “The power of imagination is endless, which is why I’ve developed a script that I feel can be interpreted in a kaleidoscope of ways. The short script I wrote for the Bombay Sapphire Imagination Series is stripped of details like character description and locations. It leaves room for filmmakers to interpret parts of the story as they wish. The characters can be human or otherwise. The locations can be of this earth or elsewhere. The types of filmmaking can be live action, animation, drawings or whatever form best expresses their concept. As a screenwriter, I feel extremely passionate about the breadth of imagination and where it can take us, which is why I agreed to work with Bombay Sapphire on this competition. Imagination really can take you anywhere so I eagerly anticipate this interpretive journey and where we’ll end up.”  

Joanna Botwood, Bombay Sapphire Global Marketing Manager, added: “Imagination is at the heart of everything Bombay Sapphire does and aims to celebrate and harness imagination in all of its forms - in this case filmmaking. Imagination is intrinsic to filmmaking and therefore our aim is to give people the chance to explore their imagination – just as we infuse the 10 botanicals to give Bombay Sapphire its unique taste, we are infusing an Academy Award-Winning screenwriter’s script with people’s imagination to create unique short films to show that imagination can take you everywhere.”

Nancy Schafer, executive director of the Tribeca Film Festival, said: “It’s great to partner with a brand who embraces creativity and imagination the way Bombay Sapphire gin does. We expect the competition will inspire filmmakers and look forward to seeing where their imagination takes them.”

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COMPETITION DETAILS

For more details on the competition, script and how to enter visit: www.imaginationseries.com.

This advertorial copy was provided by Bombay Sapphire.

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