Contest: Win a Copy of This Adorable 'Godzilla vs. Kong' Kids Book

Godzilla vs. Kong Kids Book

Let them fight…! And then become best friends…! The moment I got this email, I knew I had to feature this book somehow. It's just the most adorable, cutest, funniest movie tie-in I've seen and I totally love it and I want everyone to get copies of it. So here we are! It's time for a contest! FirstShowing is proud to giveaway three copies of the new Godzilla vs. Kong tie-in kids book titled Godzilla vs. Kong: Sometimes Friends Fight: (But They Always Make Up). Yes, this is real, and if you don't win here you can easily get your own copy on Amazon or Bookshop or wherever books are sold near you. It has been a long time since we've hosted a contest, but this one is worth it. Especially because I can't wait to see Godzilla vs. Kong! It opens (in theaters + on HBO Max at the same time) very soon and it's going to be an epic rumble. More info below.


 Posted on March 26 in Contests, Feat, Movie News | 1 Comment

Meet the 2016 Winners of the Jameson First Shot Filmmaking Contest

Jameson First Shot Winners Premieres

There are filmmaking contests, then there are real filmmaking contests. This is one of the best, a real chance to break into the industry and work with genuine talent. The top three winners of the fifth year of Jameson First Shot international short film competition supported by Jameson Irish Whiskey, Kevin Spacey and Trigger Street Productions, will be featured at an event this weekend in Los Angeles - called The Weekender. This year's three winners are: Cameron Thrower (from the US), Kat Wood (from the UK), and Jason Perini (from Australia). After submitting their original scripts, these three filmmakers were given a chance to actually produce and film their short films starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and produced by Trigger Street.


 Posted on July 29 in Contests, Feat, Movie News | 1 Comment

First TV Spot for 'War for the Planet of the Apes' Announces a Contest

War for the Planet of the Apes

"Simply submit a video of your most life-like ape imitation." 20th Century Fox has unveiled a TV spot for the upcoming War for the Planet of the Apes sequel, but it's actually more of an announcement for a contest they're hosting to win a walk-on role. The TV spot features only behind-the-scenes footage of the film currently shooting, since it's a major production and they just started a month ago (and it doesn't come out until 2017). Actor/filmmaker Andy Serkis, who plays Caesar, joins director Matt Reeves in the video to introduce the contest and remind everyone that the next Apes movie is already in production. One winner will receive a chance to come to set, wear a suit and actually become an ape in the movie. That's awesome.


 Posted on November 22 in Contests, Sci-Fi, To Watch, TV Spots | 4 Comments

Costume Design Contest Launches for Luc Besson's 'Valerian' Sci-Fi

Luc Besson's Valerian

If you're a budding costume designer/fashion designer just waiting for a chance to get your foot in the door in filmmaking, here's your big shot. A global (sci-fi) costume design contest has just launched online for Luc Besson's upcoming sci-fi project Valerian, which is titled in full: Valerian and The City of A Thousand Planets. This is his very big, very epic return to space opera science fiction, and he needs help designing futuristic costumes for a cocktail party scene in the movie. The contest will end up choosing 20 winners, each receiving $1,000 with the potential to have their work created and worn in the film. Read on for info.


 Posted on October 7 in Contests, Movie News, Sci-Fi | 10 Comments

Lucasfilm and HP Launch New 'Star Wars' Art Contest 'Art Awakens'

Art Awakens - Star Wars Contest

Artists everywhere, this is your moment to shine. Lucasfilm and HP have launched a new Star Wars art contest called Art Awakens. The contest runs for two months nationwide and is a fan-art competition in promotion of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, in theaters this December. Amateur artists can submit their Star Wars: The Force Awakens inspired art on ArtAwakens.com for a chance to be featured in an upcoming professional art exhibit later in the year. As a tease of what's to come at the actual exhibit, two pieces of art (by DKNG and Mark Englert) have been unveiled and can be seen below. They're already accepting entries.


 Posted on August 13 in Artwork, Contests, Star Wars | 7 Comments

Contest: 'Catching Fire' TickTock Countdown to November Premiere

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The countdown to the release of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is underway, and we're currently 11 weeks away. To mark the occasion, FirstShowing is one of 75 sites participating in a contest where fans can win tickets to the Los Angeles premiere of the film on November 18th. Today we can announce the details and open up the contest to anyone interested in participating. The event is part of Lionsgate's #TickTock promotion counting down the weeks until the release of Catching Fire. With the games in this sequel being the Quarter Quell, or the 75th Hunger Games, a grand total of 75 outlets are giving away two tickets each.


 Posted on September 12 in Contests, Hype, Movie News, Sci-Fi | 1 Comment

Break Media & New Regency Launch 'Prototype' Filmmaking Contest

Prototype Contest

"Are you the next great filmmaker?" If so, listen up. Whether you're just breaking in or still coming up with ideas, now is the time to check out this new filmmaking contest called Prototype launched by digital media company Break Media & New Regency. The online contest will award eight up-and-coming filmmakers with $20,000 to create their action, sci-fi or effects-driven short films, and award one filmmaker with a feature film development deal. Wow, sounds like a big opportunity. Entrants have to submit a short film script or treatment and directing sample. "Prototype is a way to discover and cultivate talent by providing them with the financing, distribution, and access to the entertainment industry that they wouldn’t otherwise have."


 Posted on June 20 in Contests, Movie News | 2 Comments

'Star Trek' Viral 'Are You The 1701?' Launches Looking for Chosen Few

Are You The 1701?

Finally - it's aliveee! But wait, is this even a viral? Barely. Come on Bad Robot, you guys can do better than a social media tie-in like this. In December of last year, before we had too many trailers or footage from J.J. Abrams' Star Trek Into Darkness, a viral site called "Are You The 1701?" referring to Enterprise designation NCC-1701 appeared. After many months of nothing but a stale logo and no changes, the website has finally relaunched with instructions and a social media widget. All it explains is: "Post an Instagram or Vine with #THE1701" as the tag to participate. Besides that, it asks: "Will you be one of the chosen few?"


 Posted on April 24 in Contests, Sci-Fi, Viral Marketing | 5 Comments

First Look: 'The LEGO Movie' Unveils Cool Logo & Fan Video Contest

The LEGO Movie

Late last summer, we highlighted a contest for LEGO builders to craft their own LEGO vehicle creation to appear in The LEGO Movie from Phil Lord and Chris Miller and win a little bit of cash. We're not sure how that contest played out, but now a new competition is upon us. In addition to revealing the cool logo (see it in full below) for the animated film coming to theaters on February 7th, 2014, Warner Bros. Pictures has announced the LEGO ReBrick Movie Competition. The contest allows fans to create their own 15-30 second video clip based on the film's story and the winner may be featured in the animated film.


 Posted on March 21 in Contests, First Look, Movie News | Comments Closed

In 2013: Tribeca Film Fest Launches 6 Sec Films Competition on Vine

Tribeca 6SecFilms Competition

Say what now? A major film festival is launching an official competition to make 6 second films on Vine - did someone finally take this too far? If you're not familiar with this Vine app, it's the "hot new thing" after Instagram that allows anyone to record 6-second videos (edited live, including stop motion or full motion) and post them socially. Twitter bought the service, launched it fully in the middle of Sundance this January, and now movie marketers are going crazy for it - perhaps too crazy. Oscilloscope did the first experiment with Vine, disastrously streaming 6 second segments of an entire film. Now Tribeca is launching a contest - "we're challenging you to make #6SecFilms on Vine to be judged by an illustrious jury." Are they for real?


 Posted on March 21 in Contests, Discuss, Movie News | Comments Closed

Robert Rodriguez Launches Creative Contest 'Project Green Screen'

Project Green Screen

"Ice cream scoopers by day. Danger seekers by night." Gather round, any up-and-comers! There's a new contest, and new content, from Robert Rodriguez in a very interactive, very unique filmmaking idea. He's made a new short film, called Two Scoops starring the Avellan Sisters, but needs the help of every creative person out there--from actors to designers to whoever--to help him make an entire movie. Up first, he needs actors to submit a performance, and much more. I'm not sure how he's doing all of this and still shooting Sin City 2 at the same time, but I guess that's why it's awesome to have your own studio down in Austin, TX.


 Posted on March 20 in Contests, Feat, Indies, Movie News | 1 Comment

Jameson First Shot Winners Receive a Skype Call from Kevin Spacey

Jameson First Shot

Who wouldn't want a Skype call from Kevin Spacey? The top three winners of the second year of Jameson First Shot international short film competition supported by Jameson Irish Whiskey, Kevin Spacey and Trigger Street Productions, have been announced today. This is the second year we've featured info on this contest, which puts budding filmmakers in touch with talent like Spacey and producer Dana Brunetti, and gives them a chance to break out by producing their short in full. This year they chose three winners, one from the US, one from Russia, and one from South Africa, who are traveling to LA to begin production soon.


 Posted on March 13 in Contests, Movie News | 1 Comment



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