Nanaimo’s Hub City Cinema Society seeks entries for one-minute movie contest

This year’s judge is Peter Kent, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s longtime stunt double

Former Nanaimo resident and movie industry veteran Peter Kent will judge Hub City Cinema Society’s One Minute Mobile Movie Challenge. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo’s Hub City Cinema Society is accepting submissions for its One Minute Mobile Movie Challenge.

Island filmmakers have until Aug. 31 to submit a 60-second film shot on a cell phone or tablet. The 10 best entries will be shown at Hub City Cine Fest on Sept. 26 and 27. The winner, as determined by the festival crowd, gets the Selfie Award and a $100 cash prize.

This year’s judge is former Nanaimo resident and movie industry veteran Peter Kent. For nearly 40 years Kent has worked as a producer, actor, director and screenwriter and he was Arnold Schwarzenegger’s stunt double in 14 films starting with The Terminator.

“Try and come up with a really creative idea, a concept, first,” Kent advised.

“I think that’s the main thing is what kind of story am I going to tell and how do I do that in one minute?”

Among the submission requirements, all films must be shot on Vancouver Island, may not include “coarse language, sexual or over-the-top violent content” and, in a nod to Kent, must include the phrase “I’ll be back.”’

“I want to see originality in the storylines themselves. It’s very difficult to make a character arc and a full story in one minute, obviously,” Kent said, adding that he’ll be considering factors like production quality, cinematography, music and acting.

“There’s a whole lot of different things that go into making something that’s as complex as this.”

For a full list of guidelines and how to submit films, click here.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

RDN board to vote on spending $150,000 for mapping software

ESRI Canada successful RFP proponent, RDN to vote as part of 2019 budget

Nanaimo’s École Hammond Bay school unveils new gym expansion

Larger gym can accommodate home games and assemblies

Nanaimo couple fights for their lives together

Richard Stuart needs a kidney, his wife Tracy has been diagnosed with cancer

Nanaimo city councillors to eliminate committee of the whole meetings

COW meetings would be replaced with new committee

Self serve doggy-wash poised to change dog grooming industry

Add money, start spraying to wash dog in the K9000

Beefs & Bouquets, Jan. 17

To submit a beef or a bouquet to the Nanaimo News Bulletin, e-mail

Nanaimo Women March On with a message that matters

A range of voices will lead the conversation at Jan. 19 event downtown

Anxiety in Alaska as endless aftershocks rattle residents

Seismologists expect the temblors to continue for months, although the frequency has lessened

Women’s March returns across the U.S. amid shutdown and controversy

The original march in 2017, the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, drew hundreds of thousands of people

Federal Liberals announce former B.C. MLA as new candidate in byelection

Richard Lee will face off against federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh

No winning ticket in $10 million Lotto Max jackpot

No win in Friday night’s draw means the next Lotto Max draw will be approximately $17 million

Scientists ID another possible threat to orcas: pink salmon

For two decades, significantly more of the whales have died in even-numbered years than in odd years

Burnaby byelection turmoil sparks debate about identity issues in politics

The Liberals still have not said whether they plan to replace Wang, who stepped aside Wednesday

Most Read