Windows 7 ‘Seven Second Movie’ competition is giving budding film makers the opportunity to have their film shown at this year’s 54th BFI London Film Festival (LFF).
Entrants need to create their own short film – filmed in only seven seconds – inspired by their favourite film or genre.

The competition winner will get their seven second movie screened to a live audience before the

Windows 7 Gala Premiere of British movie, The First Grader at the London Film Festival on 26th October and get to walk the red carpet with the film stars including Naomie Harris.

The winner will also be treated to the full VIP experience including travel transfers, a one night VIP hotel stay, limo, alongside exclusive tickets to the Premiere and after party.

The short films will be judged by a high profile panel including Justin Chadwick, the director of The First Grader and The Other Boleyn Girl, Radio 1’s film critic James King and actress Alice Eve, star of She’s Out of My League.
Whether you are a Shane Meadows or Ridley Scott in the making or just a keen film buff, Microsoft wants to give as many people as possible easy access to simple tools to get started on their movie creation and show how the application of Windows technology such as Windows Live Movie Maker can play a major role in film development.

The competition, which is open until 9th October, forms part of Microsoft’s sponsorship of the 54th BFI London Film Festival and collaboration with the British Film Institute (BFI), as part of an ongoing commitment to inspire and enable creativity in British film and the creative arts through everyday technology within Windows 7.

LOG ON users can easily upload a selection of their own seven second stories, animations or movies, inspired by their favourite film or genre, using Windows Live Movie Maker to edit their entries.

Watch the preview of some of the videos and get inspired and take part!

Cowboys, Campfires and Cold Winters

Ghosts, Busting and Marshmallows in New York

Psychology, Ghosts and Whispering

Insolation, Disaster and a Deflated Football