Red Bull Asks to Inspire Tarantino in 'Django' Emerging Artist Contest
by Alex Billington
June 1, 2012
Do you think you have what it takes to inspire Quentin Tarantino? The Weinstein Co. has partnered with Red Bull to launch a new contest around Tarantino's upcoming spaghetti western Django Unchained. Contestants will have two weeks (starting June 15th) to create and submit an "original multi-media piece", featuring footage from the Django trailer (now online here) or Tarantino's favorite spaghetti westerns, that will be viewed and judged by Quentin and his team. There has already been a lot of fan art made for Django, now they're asking fans to take it to the next level and actually "inspire" Tarantino with their design work.
Here's the introductory video posted on the Red Bull contest site, featuring Tarantino talking about how to find your own inspiration, "your own voice", for this design contest. The Weinstein Company and Red Bull North America are excited to announce an online contest for emerging artists/filmmakers with Quentin Tarantino at the helm. Quentin has charged filmmakers with the challenge to "find your own voice," and has exclusively harnessed the power of Red Bull Media House to help get the word out. The contest gives fans a chance to create an original piece, whether it’s poster art, a funny .gif or a short film. Watch below:
Starting on June 15th, lasting until June 30th, contestants will have the opportunity to inspire Quentin Tarantino with their own original content. The piece must be a maximum of three minutes in length and incorporate footage from either the Django Unchained trailer (here), or one of three of Quentin Tarantino’s favorite spaghetti westerns that inspired the creation of Django Unchained. Included in these are: Django, directed by Sergio Corbucci (1966); The Grand Duel, directed by Giancarlo Santi (1972) and Day of Anger, directed by Tonino Valerii (1967). In addition, contestants must include a musical track from one of Red Bull Records featured bands including: platinum recording artist AWOLNATION, the UK’s breakout artist of the year Twin Atlantic and dance chart artists Innerpartysytem as a part of the pieces soundtrack.
All submissions will be viewed and judged by the master himself. Starting today contestants can log-on to django.redbullusa.com for more detailed contest information and to register as an official contestant. The one lucky winner and guest will get the chance of a lifetime to meet Quentin Tarantino at Comic Con in San Diego this summer. The runner up will receive authentic Django Unchained memorabilia and other prizes and a Red Bull Fan Pick prize will also be awarded. Sounds pretty cool. Let us know if you submit anything!