Malawian video producer Chipiliro Khonje says he will contest in the Commonwealth 10-second Short Film Competition which has been organised by 9.88 Films.
“I have developed a concept and right now I am testing it to see if I can tell it in 10 seconds,” says Khonje.
Another aspiring filmmaker Erika Ndalama also confirmed to The Nation that she is planning on contesting.
“I am still brainstorming on the best idea to find a good story I can and then start shooting,” says Ndalama.
President of Filmmakers Association of Malawi (Fama), Ezziahs Mkandawire said he is aware of the competition and his association will find out more on how to assist members in the competition.
During the competition, filmmakers of all levels of experience in UK and in Commonwealth countries are asked to make films not longer than 10 seconds, at least HD 720p quality and filmed in landscape.
The entry should be suitable for a PG audience and should not include a title card or credits.
Three award winners, and a student winner, will be selected by an industry jury, to win prizes, which include video modern video equipment and have their films showcased in Glasgow and beyond during the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
The winners will be selected by a jury of 10 well known Hollywood and UK directors, actors and video editors including Paul McGuigan director of blockbuster movie Lucky Number Slevin.
The competition was influenced by the energy and intensity of the 100m sprint.