Nintendo announces new partnership with BFI

 

Nintendo announces a unique cultural partnership and short film-making competition with the BFI (British Film Institute).

Under this exciting new partnership the BFI and Nintendo are launching a short film-making competition using the 3D video recorder built in to the Nintendo 3DS. Entrants are encouraged to use the innovative technology of the Nintendo 3DS to create short films that capture the imagination and showcase the still-evolving art of 3D videography, one of the major innovations to the entertainment industry of the last decade. The winner will have the opportunity to have their work shown to some of the most prominent people in the film industry at the Nintendo Gala screening at the 56th BFI London Film Festival In Partnership With American Express in October 2012.

In addition to this ground-breaking competition and as part of their wider cultural partnership Nintendo and the BFI are working together on a number of exciting new 3D content projects, details of which will be revealed in due course.

Nintendo UK Managing Director David Yarnton said of the partnership: “We are extremely excited to be working with the BFI to provide a platform for future 3D film-making talent to showcase their work.”

BFI Chief Executive, Amanda Nevill commented: β€œThe priority for the BFI is all about the future – supporting new ideas and innovative thinking – which is why we are so thrilled to enter into this new partnership with Nintendo, an organisation at the forefront of the games industry.

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