Make Your Own Film with Done In 60 Seconds

Film fans from around the globe are invited to grab their cameras and recreate a famous film in 60 seconds for their chance to win a coveted Jameson Empire Award. Just think what you could create, how about ET or Pulp Fiction or 2001 (ok maybe not the last one) in just 60 seconds. This is your chance to have some fun.

Chris O’Dowd, star of Bridesmaids, announced as Done in 60 Seconds ambassador for the 2012 Jameson Empire Awards


LONDON, 23 NOVEMBER 2011 – Jameson and Empire are pleased to announce actor and comedian, Chris O’Dowd as ambassador for the fourth Done in 60 Seconds short film competition. Film fans from as far afield as Chile and Russia will have to impress a panel of industry experts, for a chance to attend the renowned Jameson Empire Awards 2012 in London on 25 March.

Currently starring alongside Megan Fox in Judd Apatow’s latest production, This is Forty, Chris O’Dowd has fast established himself on the big screen, having originally wowed audiences in the hit TV series, The IT Crowd. Presenting 2011’s Done in 60 Seconds award to the hilarious lo-fi reimagining of 127 Hours, Chris is already well aware of the caliber of entries the competition attracts.

Chris O’Dowd comments: “Done in 60 Seconds is such a fun award and I like the fact it always produces a few surprises. It’s not easy squashing an entire film into a minute so to stand out you have to be original, clever and entertaining; just look at the 2011 winner for inspiration. Also having 20 countries competing keeps the process interesting as you never know what people will want to remake. My main piece of advice is to entertain!”

Budding directors can upload their final entry at Shortlisted nominees from each of the 20 countries will go to the live global final in London on 23 March, where the panel of judges will select the five best entries. These five finalists will all attend the star-studded Jameson Empire Awards on 25 March, where the overall winner will be announced and have their chance to shine amongst the film world.

The Jameson Empire Awards celebrate the film industry’s success stories of the year with Empire Magazine readers voting for the winners. The awards ceremony is deemed by many in the industry as the most fun awards in the British movie calendar, making it the perfect match for Jameson.

For more information on Done in 60 Seconds or to enter the competition, go to Closing date for entries is 20 January 2012.


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