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Picturehouse Members’ Film Competition

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The deadline for entering closed last week and we have been overwhelmed by the number, quality and spirit of the submissions we received. We would like to thank everyone who entered. 

Picturehouse Members can vote for their favourite short film idea. More information.

Ever dreamt of seeing your film on cinema screens around the country? Well, now you can make that dream a reality – by entering the new Picturehouse Members’ Film Competition. Entrants might also get their short-film ideas read by some of the biggest names in the business, who will make up the judging panel. One lucky Member will win the chance to make their short film, fully funded, and to showcase it in the trailer reels before every feature film at Picturehouse Cinemas.

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Director Asif Kapadia

The Picturehouse Members’ Short Film Competition judging panel comprises: Asif Kapadia (director, SennaAmy), Barbara Broccoli (producer, SkyfallSPECTRE), Danny Perkins (CEO of StudioCanal), Ben Roberts (director of BFI Film Fund), Kate Gardiner (head of Fox Searchlight UK), Tim Bevan (producer, The Theory Of EverythingLes Misérables), Tessa Ross (executive producer, Slumdog Millionaire12 Years A Slave), Clare Binns (director of programming and acquisitions, Picturehouse Cinemas), Gurinder Chadha (director, Bride And PrejudiceBend It Like Beckham), Edith Bowman (presenter), Lolly Thomson (McCann London co-president), Charles Gant (film critic, HeatThe Guardian) and Picturehouse Members.

Members can enter the competition by submitting a short treatment or script of 300–500 words, using the theme ‘belonging’ as inspiration. The final film must be no longer than two minutes long and the closing date for submissions is 29 April 2016. The film should also be suitable for a universal audience. The winning treatment will be fully funded by Picturehouse Cinemas, with the film being guided through production by creative agency McCann London, who will be offering their time, equipment and expertise to bring the film to the screen. And talking of screens, the winning film will play for several months in all 23 Picturehouse Cinemas! So if you’re a Picturehouse Member who is also a budding filmmaker, or if you’ve always had a great idea for a (short) film, this is the competition for you.

As well as discovering exciting new talent, the competition is designed to celebrate Picturehouse Members’ unrivalled passion for film. The contest is inspired by our motto – ‘Our Members Make Us’ – which highlights the defining and motivating force behind Picturehouse Cinemas: our Members.

“Our Members are truly integral to how we operate,” says Sara Frain, Group Marketing Director of Picturehouse Cinemas, “and this competition gives one lucky Member a great platform to showcase their talent. Lots of short films are made all the time, but the real challenge is getting them shown, particularly on the big screen. At Picturehouse, we can help with that last all-important hurdle. We can’t wait to see what our Members produce. We know they will rise to the challenge.”

Ben Roberts, director of the BFI Film Fund and one of the competition judges, says: “Having the chance to discover and support the best new film talent is always an honour and delight. I can’t wait to see what gems the Picturehouse Members have in store for us.” 

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Director Gurinder Chadha

The Picturehouse Members’ Film Competition judging panel comprises: Lolly Thomson (McCann London co-president), Asif Kapadia (director, Senna, Amy), Barbara Broccoli (producer, Skyfall, SPECTRE), Danny Perkins (StudioCanal CEO), Ben Roberts (BFI Film Fund director), Kate Gardiner (head of Fox Searchlight), Tim Bevan (producer, The Theory Of Everything, Les Misérables), Tessa Ross (producer, Slumdog Millionaire, 12 Years A Slave), Clare Binns (Picturehouse Cinemas’ director of programming and acquisitions), Gurinder Chadha (director, Bride & Prejudice, Bend It Like Beckham), Edith Bowman (broadcaster) and Charles Gant (Heat and The Guardian film critic).

Entries are officially open. Enter here

Remember, you don’t need to create a finished film, we just want you to submit an idea. If your idea is chosen, we’ll help you bring it to the big screen.

A valid Picturehouse Membership card number must be included on your submission at the time of entry. The closing date is 29 April 2016. Entries are limited to one per Member.

Good luck!

Picturehouse Cinemas short film competition terms & conditions
The Promoter (as defined below) is offering the opportunity for one participant to have his/her script or treatment (“Submission”) based on the idea of “belonging” made into a short film to be shown in Picturehouse Cinemas nationwide and online.
By entering this competition (the “Competition”) you (the “participant”) agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
THE PROMOTER
The Promoter of this Competition is Picturehouse Cinemas Limited, whose registered office is at Power Road Studios, 114 Power Road, Chiswick, London W4 5PY (“Promoter”). The Promoter’s Head Office is located at 7th Floor St Vincent House, 30 Orange Street, WC2H 7HH. The Promoter shall not be liable for any interruption to this Competition whether due to Force Majeure or other factors beyond the Promoter’s control.
ENTRY ELIGIBILITY
1. The Competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom aged 18 or over only.
2. The participant must be a Picturehouse Cinemas Member at the time of submission. The participant’s Picturehouse Membership number must be supplied at submission.
3. Employees or agents of the Promoter’s Head Office or any of the Promoter’s group companies, or their families or households or anyone professionally connected to this Competition are not eligible to enter.
HOW TO ENTER & THE DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES
4. Submissions will be accepted from 10th February 2016.
5. Submissions must be submitted by 18.00 GMT on 29 April 2016 (“Closing Date”). Submissions received after the Closing Date will not be eligible for entry in the Competition.
6. To enter the Competition, participants must submit one script or treatment for a short film in the English language (such film to be no greater than 2 minutes duration) based on the idea of “belonging” (the “Theme”).
7. Submissions must be submitted online using the form available at http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/competition (the “Website”) and in accordance with any format requirements specified therein.
8. Submissions must not include or in any way contain:
a) obscene or indecent material, including but not limited to nudity, pornography or profanity;
b) defamatory content, including but not limited to words or symbols that are widely considered offensive to individuals of a certain race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or socioeconomic group;
c) threats to any person, place, business, group or world peace.
9. Submissions must not invade privacy or other rights of any person, firm or entity, and must not in any other way violate applicable laws and regulations or network standards.
10. All elements appearing in a participant’s Submission must be entirely original, created by the participant. Submissions must not contain or reference any third party copyrighted works or trade marks and must not infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party.
11. Participants may only enter the Competition once. Duplicate Submissions will be removed from the Competition.
12. Only individuals shall be eligible to participate in the Competition. No third party entries, bulk entries or entries submitted by agents will be accepted.
13. The Promoter shall not be liable for any lost, incomplete or corrupted Submissions, nor shall the Promoter be responsible for any Submissions that are not received by the Promoter by the Closing Date.
THE PRIZE
14. The Promoter is offering one prize to the Winner (defined and selected as set out below). The Winner’s Submission shall be made into a short film to be shown, without any compensation to the Winner, in participating Picturehouse Cinemas nationwide, as well as online and on all media, on all formats whether now known or hereafter devised from the Closing Date and in perpetuity (the “Prize”). The short film based on the Winner’s Submission (“Short Film”) will be produced by McCann London and production costs will be paid for by the Promoter, up to a maximum of £20,000.
15. The Participant will receive a screen credit on the Prize.
16. No cash alternative shall be given. There are no alternatives to the Prize stated. The Promoter reserves the right, at its absolute discretion, to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event that circumstances beyond its control mean that the Prize as described cannot be provided. The Prize is non-refundable and non-transferable.
THE WINNER
17. There will be no more than one winner (“Winner”) and one Prize.
18. Each Submission will be judged by industry luminaries and members chosen and appointed by the Promoter (“Judges”). The names and backgrounds of each Judge will be made available on the Website. Each Submission will be awarded a score out of 10 by each Judge based on its content, creativity and style in relation to the Theme. The participant who enters the Submission awarded the highest average score will be the Winner. Each Judge will have an equal vote, however in the event of a tie the Chairman of the Judges shall have the casting vote.
19. The Winner will be contacted by Friday 13th May 2016 by email and phone within 7 days of the Closing Date. The Winner will be required to confirm acceptance of the Prize in writing by no later than 7 days of the Winner being informed of his/her Prize.
20. In the event that the Winner is unable to accept the Prize within 7 days of the Winner being announced, is unreachable or ineligible the Winner shall forfeit his/her Prize and the Promoter reserves the right to offer the Prize to the next highest scoring participant in the Competition.
21. The Winner’s name and county of residence will be published on the Website and in participating cinemas.
22. By accepting the Prize, the Winner agrees to take part, without compensation, in any publicity relating to Competition including, without limitation:
a) to attend the launch of their Short Film;
b) to take part in any publicity including, but not limited to, television and/or radio interviews with trade and consumer press;
c) to be photographed by the Promoter for the purposes of promoting the Competition and the Promoter’s products; and
d) to participate in the Promoter’s other reasonable marketing and promotional activities.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
23. By submitting his/her Submission, the participant assigns to the Promoter with full title guarantee all intellectual property rights in the Submission.
24. The Promoter shall have the right to use the Winner’s name, image, voice and likeness for any purpose in relation to the Competition in any territory, in any media and in perpetuity.
25. The Winner forever waives any rights of privacy, intellectual property rights, and any other legal or moral rights that may preclude the Promoter’s and/or McCann London’s use of the Winner’s Submission, or require the Winner’s permission for the Promoter and/or McCann London to use them for any purpose, and the Winner agrees to never sue or assert any claim against the Promoter’s and/or McCann London’s use of those materials.
26. The Winner agrees that McCann London shall be entitled to use and authorise the use of the Short Film in advertising and industry festivals and awards, in relevant competitions and for publicity/public relations as selected by the Promoter. Such use shall not give the Winner any right to claim compensation.
CONDUCT
27. The Winner undertakes that he/she shall not at any time during the Competition or throughout the period in which the Short Film is shown by the Promoter, do any act or conduct him/ herself in such a manner which might bring the Promoter or McCann London into public disrepute or offend the community or public morals or prejudice the Promoter, McCann London or the Competition or otherwise adversely affect any advertising or promotional campaign, and undertakes and agrees to procure that he/she shall at all times throughout this Competition respect public conventions and morals.
28. The Winner undertakes that he/she will not at any time during the Competition or throughout the period in which the Short Film is shown by the Promoter, for any reason whatsoever, give any interview, provide any information or make any statement (collectively “Comment”), whether in writing or orally, to any person, television company, radio station, newspaper, magazine or other media organisation, website or internet service without prior approval of the Promoter. In any event, the Winner undertakes that he/she will not at any time during the Competition or throughout the period in which the Short Film is shown by the Promoter, for any reason whatsoever, give any Comment which is or can be construed as being defamatory, derogatory or disparaging of the Promoter, McCann London or the Competition or otherwise adversely affect any advertising or promotional campaign.
WARRANTIES AND LIABILITY
29. As conditions of entry, each participant warrants and represents that:
a) he/she owns all rights to the Submission he/she is entering; and
b) his/her Submission (i) is original, (ii) does not infringe the intellectual property, privacy or publicity rights or any other legal or moral rights of any third party, or violate applicable laws, regulations, or network standards, (iii) has not been entered in or won previous competitions, promotions or awards and (iv) has not been published previously in any medium.
30. The Winner agrees to indemnify and hold the Promoter and McCann London harmless from any and all claims, damages, expenses, costs (including reasonable legal fees) and liabilities brought or asserted by any third party due to or arising out of his/her Submission or his/her conduct during and in connection with this Competition, including but not limited to trade mark, copyright, or other intellectual property rights, right of publicity, right of privacy or defamation.
DISQUALIFICATION
31. The Promoter reserves the right, at its absolute discretion, to disqualify participants who it considers to have not complied with any of these terms and conditions; or any participant who it reasonably believes has interfered with the fair running of this Competition.
32. The Promoter shall have the right, where necessary, to undertake all such action as is reasonable to protect itself against fraudulent or invalid claims and entries including, without limitation, to require further verification as to the identity, age and other relevant details of an entrant or claimant and before accepting a claim or entry as being valid.
PRIVACY AND DATA PROTECTION
33. Any participants’ personal information obtained in the course of the Competition will be handled in accordance with the Promoter’s Privacy and Data Protection Policy found https://www.picturehouses.com/Privacy.
34. Participants agree that their personal data will be shared with the Promoter and McCann London, and participants’ data will be collected, stored and processed for the purposes of administering and assessing this Competition.
35. Other than as set out in these terms and conditions or for the purposes of operating the Competition, the details and information provided by the participant when entering the Competition will not be used for any promotional purpose, nor shall they be passed to any third party.
GENERAL TERMS
36. The rules specified within the competition description form part of these Terms and Conditions and in the event of a conflict, these Terms and Conditions take precedence.
37. Nothing contained in these terms and conditions shall constitute an undertaking by the Promoter and/or McCann London to produce the Short Film or to use the Short Film or incorporate the whole or any part of the Winner’s Submission into the Short Film.
38. All the Promoter’s decisions relating to this Competition are final and binding. No correspondence about the Competition will be entered into. The Promoter reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions as required and any updated terms shall be available at the Website.
39. All participants take part in the Competition at their own risk and to the fullest extent possible in law the Promoter accepts no liability with regard to Submissions and the Prize whatsoever. The Promoter will have no liability in relation to the conduct of the Winner, nor in connection with any circumstances outside its control with respect to the Submissions and the Prize. The Winner shall be subject to the policies and terms and conditions of any and all third parties involved in the creation and fulfilment of the Prize.
40. The Promoter reserves the rights to vary these terms and conditions or cancel the Competition at any stage in the event of circumstances arising beyond its control.
41. By entering the Competition, participants will be deemed to be bound by and have accepted these terms and conditions. Failure to comply with these terms and conditions may result in disqualification from the Competition and forfeiture of the Prize.
FORCE MAJEURE
42. As used herein, Force Majeure shall mean any reasonably unforeseeable act, cause, contingency or circumstance beyond the reasonable control of such party, including without limitation, to the extent beyond the reasonable control of such party, any governmental action, order or restriction (whether foreign, federal or state), war (whether or not declared), public strike, riot, labour dispute, act of God, public disaster or laboratory dispute.
JURISDICTION/APPLICABLE LAW
43. This Competition will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. By participating in the Competition participants agree that any and all disputes regarding this Competition will be subject to the jurisdiction of the English courts.

155 thoughts on “Picturehouse Members’ Film Competition

  1. Information on tickets-I have a Membership plus One and as far as I am aware I should therefore be able to book now for The 23/5/2016 Alvin Ailey Dance Theater showing on Monday at 6:30 PM but your online system takes me round and round in circles and I havr not been able to even find out how much the ticket would cost me and whether booking is open now or only to members of “Screen Arts Priority Booking” ?

    From when can I book and are the tickets for myself and my pus one £5:00 each?
    Will it be a differant cost if you show it live as opposed to an Encore which of course is no longer really “Live”-if so how much then and on what date?
    Kind Regards

  2. Hey, I sent off my treatment with all my details filled out except for the membership number as I forgot to apply for a membership before sending it off. Is there any way I can rectify this?

  3. Hi Picture House,

    Are there any guidelines for what age range the films should be appropriate for? I.e. can they include violence / gritty scenes? Thanks!

    • Hi Paul, good question. Ideally it should be a U or PG cert to ensure the widest possible audience, we plan to screen it ahead of the majority of films at Picturehouse Cinemas once completed.

  4. Does the winner get to make the film themselves or is it made by a production company? If the winner wanted to would they be able to direct it? Thanks🙂

    • Hi Jay,
      The winning film will be developed with the winner and they can direct if that’s something they are interested in doing. Some people may be more interested in the writing and development side, in which case they wouldn’t have to direct. Whatever is most comfortable for our winner.🙂 Full support and crew will be provided by Picturehouse and McCaan.

  5. Hi there, two questions: do you accept joint submissions (i.e. a treatment by two people) and can I submit more than one entry? Thanks!

  6. Hi Picturehouse. Is there are limit to the number of submissions members can make to the Film Competition?

  7. Hi, what if you are in the middle of shooting your short (be it on iphone 6s), can I still submit the treatment?

    • Hi Mark, as long as it’s relevant to the competition brief and would be the right run time, we don’t see any issue with it.
      Might also be a good opportunity to think of a new idea however.

  8. can you apply with the temporary number given to you when you sign up (prior to collecting your membership card? thanks

  9. I’ve written a couple of scripts but now I’ve just seen this ‘trailer’ which states these 2 actors will do anything you want. Well there was no mention of this before. Either on here or on the leaflet I picked up at the cinema. Just the theme ‘belonging’. So are you saying now it has to be a 2 male character script? Please advise. Thank you.

    • Hi Mister Sammo, don’t worry at all. The advert is purely something to promote the competition, to pique the audiences interests encourage people to come to the website and read more about the competition. It’s not a literal depiction of what the film should be like with the two actors on screen. Your film can be live action, animation, have 1 actor or 10. That is entirely up to you. You’re right, the key element is that the film should relate to the theme of belonging. Hope that helps!

  10. Hi Picturehouse, great idea to have a screenplay competition, there are all too few of these around lately! I’m a Picturehouse regular but my husband has the membership card – can I enter with his membership number or can he enter my script on my behalf?

  11. Hi, I have a script that I’d like to submit. It is in PDF format and around 2.5 A4 pages long (produced using Slugline), or instead I can provide Fountain markdown. Pasting the markdown into your box probably violates the 500 words rule (but it does look pretty!). What do I do?

  12. Hi Sam, I just send in my application but received no confirmation that it actually went through. How can I be sure of that it did?

    Best
    Patrik

  13. Hi, I have a script (no treatment) which was written using the Slugline authoring tool. I can provide in PDF or Fountain format but I think (by virtual of being a full script and having scene directions etc.) it comes in a little over 500 words. Is this admissible? Can you provide a way for me to submit a PDF e.g. an email address?

    • Hi Adam, ideally everything would be submitted via the survey. Do you have a text version of your treatment that you can copy and paste into the template? You can remove some of the full script elements for the treatment to get it under the 500 word limit. Remember, we’re just looking at treatments for now and we’ll work on the full script with the winner.

  14. I accidentally just hit submit on my application not realising my details were filled in on my browser!! I just typed nonsense to see if there were other questions on next page. silly me. I have my real application ready to go. If you look me up you’ll see what I accidentally did. Please help I’ve been writing this for weeks.

    • Hi Cassandra, no problem at all. Can you enter a new submission and we’ll make sure to disregard the one accidentally submitted? Please send us a direct message on Twitter or Facebook if you have any issues.

      • Hello,

        I did the same thing – that is, clicked through with gibberish to get a sense of what the questionnaire entailed.

        Will re-submitting update my previous entry?

        Thanks.

  15. I think I need some clarification on two counts: “treatment or script” in relation to the 300-500words (maximum) requirement and “What format is your short film?”.

    My film proposal is based on a poem which is effectively the script but it is over 500 words. My “treatment” which is an outline of how the poem is presented/visualised on screen with a voice-over reading is under 300 words. Can I omit the poem and just extend to 300 words in describing the treatment?

    In regards to format, there is no live action of actors (or people) involved although there may be a series of very short clips lasting a few seconds. Its presentation which consists of text and images could effectively be classed as animation. It is effectively a dual format film ….does this matter?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Hi Maxx, thanks for this. We think you’re right, omit the poem and submit the treatment. It doesn’t need to have actors in, we’ve had submissions for live action work, animations, archive footage projects and everything in between. Hope that helps, good luck!

  16. Hi, I have just submitted my application and would like to confirm that it was received ok?
    Name: Richard Wheatley Date Submitted: 24/04/2016
    Thanks,
    Rich

  17. Hi, I submitted my idea yesterday and was wondering whether I could check if my PH members number was received ok with the submission?
    Name: Richard Wheatley
    Submitted on the 24/04/16
    Thanks!

  18. Hello Sam. I submitted my entry on Saturday 23 April, but didn’t get an acknowledgement that it went through okay. I’d be grateful if you could let me know. Many thanks.

      • Thanks Sam. The 18th was when I first logged on using my membership number. The submission stayed open all week as I worked on it. Is it possible to confirm that you have the final version I submitted on 23rd? Many thanks.

  19. Hi Sam, lots of helpful advice on this blog but when I entered my credentials on Survey Monkey to register my application, it would not accept my email address as you advised. I will not be able to pick up my membership card before entries close and so how can I obtain my membership number so that I can access the competition. I have an order and reference number on my membership confirmation email. Many thanks. Marilyn

  20. Hiya!😉

    Just wondering what format our treatment/script should be? Pdf? Celtex? Word?

    Thank you very much, I thank you!😉

    Mister Sammo

    • Hi Sammo, if you can please enter via the survey form on the link, just plain text is fine. If you wanted to draft in something else then copy and paste it into the entry form, that’d be fine. Good luck!

  21. Hello, I have just seen that a couple of days ago. I did not have a membership so I left a twitter comment, whether I can apply through my partner’s account? I did not hear back so I applied for a student membership. As I am not able to pick the card up at the moment, because of working away, the number they have just given me on the phone does not seem to be working. What should I do? Given the fact that the deadline is Friday…Thanks🙂

  22. Hi there,

    I sent through my treatment yesterday evening and just wanted to double check that it all went through okay, together with my email address and membership number (as my computer was playing up at the time!)

    Many Thanks

    Carl

  23. Hi,

    I recently submitted an idea via the entry page and wanted to double check everything was received ok, as there seemed to be a little glitch when I submitted it!?

    Details of submission:
    Name of Applicant: Richard Wheatley
    Title of Film: ‘Compass’

    Many thanks,
    Richard

  24. Hello,

    I accidentally clicked through the film competition survey with gibberish to get a sense of what the questionnaire entailed.

    Could you kindly remove my first submission? Or will re-submitting update my previous entry?

    Thanks.

  25. Hi. I just want to know if my application was received ok? My name is Benjamin Connell. I just submitted it about 30 minutes ago.

  26. Hi did you get my application? My name is Benjamin Connell. I just submitted abut 30 mins ago. If there is any information you need please don’t hesitate to ask?

  27. Hi Cri,

    Thank you for your comment. That is normal, but we can check to ensure we’ve received it. Can you confirm the name you submitted your entry under?

    Thanks,
    Sam

  28. Hello Sam
    Just wanted to confirm my entry was received please – Anthony Etherington, ‘Flotsam’.
    Many thanks.

  29. Hi Sam,

    Could you please clarify something for me please. Are you saying this has to be a treatment and not a script? Because it states on the site and a card I picked from the cinema it should be a script. Which should it be and is either ok?

    Thanks very much.

  30. Hi Sorry. I am not sure if my comment posted. My name is Benjamin Connell. You say there are incomplete parts of application? What did I miss? Is the survey part of application after submission? If i post before deadline again will it update my application?

    Thank you

  31. Hi. Benjamin Connell again. I just resubmitted and to my mind everything was completed. Can you please confirm ASAP that you have my application and that is fully completed?

    Story: You Can Be A Battery. – is the name of my short film.

    If it isn’t please let me know what I am missing?

    Thank you,

    Benjamin Connell

  32. Hi, I just submitted using my membership number (20576633), but realised afterwards that it had expired and needs renewing. Is my submission still valid, and if not, how can I reapply?

    Apologies for the confusion,

    Florence

  33. Hi, sorry if this has posted twice, I wasn’t sure if the other one posted. I discovered my membership (20576633) had expired after I’d sent my treatment: is my entry still valid, and if not, how can I reapply?

    Best,

    Florence

    • Hi Florence, we are verifying all membership numbers with our database. The competition is only opened to current Members as stated in the terms and conditions which we have to adhere to. For your submission to be counted please renew your Membership. We have your entry so there’s no need to reapply if you choose to renew. All the best and good luck! JP

  34. Hi again Sam!

    Firstly, thanks for all the help you have provided us with!

    Could I be a pain in the backside and also ask you if you could kindly confirm that you have received my entry?

    Cheers!

  35. Hello, similar to the above I didn’t put my details/membership number in. Can you confirm you received the entry?

  36. Hi there,

    Just wondering, the deadline is April 29th, does this mean I have until midnight tonight (Friday 29th) to make my submission or have I missed the boat?

    Thanks.

  37. Hi there,

    Hate to add yet another comment checking in, but just wanted to make sure some info I got from the helpline was correct. I haven’t yet picked up my card and temporary “membership number” is just my email address. I was told on the helpline to enter a random 8 letter number to get through and that my email address would be enough to locate my membership. Is that the case?

    My short film is called FACSIMILE.

    Thanks so much for hosting this competition – really great premise.

    All my best,
    Michael

    • Thanks for your kind words Michael. We are receiving a lot of entries and a lot of enthusiasm too🙂 It has been a joy for the team to read them as they come in. We have received your entry “FACSIMILE” without issue. Thanks and best of luck! JP

  38. Hi John-Paul,

    So sorry to pester you, but just wanted to confirm something with you. I signed up for a membership but have not yet had time to get my card from my local cinema. The temporary membership ‘number’ that I was sent was just my email address. When I rang up, I was told to put in a random 8-digit number and that my email address would be sufficient for my entry to be considered.

    I just wanted to confirm with you that this is the case? My short is called “FACSIMILE”.

    All best,
    Michael

  39. I just remembered this contest this morning as I woke up (I’ve been mulling the idea over in my head for weeks) so used my iPhone to write the script called Back Where I Belong and submit it before I got out of bed. However my iPhone crashed immediately after submitting so never got an acknowledgment (I did copy the script and remarks for safety beforehand). I don’t want to submit twice so can you confirm you got it OK? Thanks

  40. Hi guys, just submitted my script. Had to reformat it so I could fill in the entry box.
    Just checking that it’s all legible and received ok?

    Thanks you,

    Tom Gong

  41. I submitted today only to find that the images which are vital for my treatment is not included in the prescribed Survey Monkey box. Also, I thought that clicking “next” would take me to where I insert my name and membership number ….it did not. I may have ended up making my submission three times. How do I rectify this? Thanks.

    Huren

  42. Hi John / Sam,

    Just a quick query for you: I submitted my script (Party Animal) earlier today, along with my membership number (21012432), but I’ve just realised that I’m not sure if my name is on the account – I have a joint membership with my partner, Laura Ingeri, and I have a feeling our details may be listed as her name +1.

    Sorry to be paranoid, but can I please check that everything’s ok with my entry? I’ve booked film tickets with our membership number and my email address, so hopefully it’s clear that I’m a member – but I just wanted to make sure!

    Thanks

  43. Hi John-Paul,

    Just a quick query for you: I submitted my script (Party Animal) earlier today, along with my membership number (21012432), but I’ve just realised that I’m not sure if my name is on the account. I have a joint membership with my partner, Laura Ingeri, and I have a feeling our details may be listed as her name +1… though I’ve certainly used my email address when buying tickets using our membership.

    Sorry to be paranoid, but can I please check that everything’s ok with my entry?

    Thanks

    • Hi Neon. We have received your entry but we can only accept submissions from current Picturehouse Members under the account holders name. I hope that’s understandable – the competition is open to Members only and we can only prove who Members are by verifying this on our database. All the best, JP

      • But I am a Picturehouse Member! It’s Picturehouse who set up the joint membership system, so I can hardly be blamed for not having my name attached to the account.

        If there’s really no way to verify my membership (which seems odd, as my email address will be tied to the account number in your database), then please edit my submission to be in the name Laura Ingeri. She helped me to conceive and write the idea, so this is only fair anyway.

      • We only have one email per Membership account now (we changed our Joint Membership scheme to Member Plus One last year). I am sorry for this trouble but we needed to put this rule in place so that we can verify entrants. Thank you for updating the account – your entry will be valid and we look forward to reading your script. Good luck!

  44. Hello,

    Sorry to be a pain, I’m yet another hopeful looking for some sweet peace of mind that my submission (Red Right Hand) has been received? I’ve used my e-mail address as I haven’t been able to pick up my membership card yet.

    This is a great competition, even in the event of not winning, it has spurred me to break through a long period of writers block, so thank you!

  45. Hello! I have just become a member of Picturehouse, though I have received an email confirming this and that my temporary membership number is my email address. The online form to submit won’t accept my email address as a membership number so I’m unable to submit?? Please let me know if there’s a way to get my number to input.

    • Hi Nellie. Please ensure that the email address you use to submit your entry is the same as the one on your Membership account. Then enter an 8 digit figure on the form when submitting. We will be verifying all entrants by Membership number and email address. All the best and good luck!

  46. Hi,
    Sorry to be a pest, I’m not sure if my comment posted. Just looking for confirmation that my submission (Red Right Hand) has been received okay?

    Thanks and apologies in advance if this ends up being a duplicate comment!

  47. Hi, i’m still patiently waiting for a reply to see if my entry was received april 22nd. Thanks. All these people asking made me nervous that I should check too! Sorry!
    Cassandra Roberts. member number 20829819

  48. hi, apologies if this has been asked already – I have purchased a membership but both my emails received don’t seem to state a clear membership number: I have an Order Ref & an Order Number, but neither are accepted by the website. So I’m currently stuck…

    • You will have a temporary number for the time being – thanks for joining! Please ensure that the email address you use to submit your competition entry is the same as the one on your Membership account. Then enter an 8 digit figure on the form when submitting. We will be verifying all entrants by Membership number and email address. All the best and good luck!

  49. Hi I’d like to confirm if you have received my entry “Into the Loo” (membership no: 21248789). I’m sorry that I forgot to add some more information in ‘additional comments’ but it keeps showing ‘You have already taken this survey’ when I clicked ‘Enter here’. Can I do that by sending you email? Thank you!

  50. Hi, I’d like to confirm if you have received my entry “Into the Loo” (membership no: 21248789). I’m sorry that I forgot to add some more information in ‘additional comments’ but it keeps showing ‘You have already taken this survey’ when I click ‘Enter here’. Can I resubmit by sending your email? Thank you!

  51. Hi I’d like to confirm if you have received my entry “Into the Loo” (membership no: 21248789). I forgot to add some more information in ‘additional comments’ in my first entry, so I submitted again with those info added. Please read the second entry! Thank you!

    (Don’t why my previous posts here couldn’t get through. Sorry if this has been read before)

  52. The deadline for entering closed last week and we have been overwhelmed by the number, quality and spirit of the submissions we received. We would like to thank everyone who entered.

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