Lancaster City Council and the Dukes are working in tandem to launch a short film competition to promote and celebrate cycling and film making in the Lancaster district.
The competition, entitled 'Cycling Shorts', asks all local budding film directors to make the most of the sunshine and enter the competition by producing a short film (three minutes maximum) highlighting the varied aspects of cycling - from bmx and mtb to commuting and family rides.
All films worthy of being featured on the big screen will be premiered at the Dukes Gallery in October.
Prizes will also be awarded to the winning films and runners up in each of the following three categories: under 16, over 16 and mobile phone (one minute only)
Documentaries, sports, action and animation are all welcome and should preferably depict cycling in the Lancaster district although those located in Lancashire and/or Cumbria will also be considered.
Films should be sent on a DVD or CD in the following formats - wma, mpeg, mpg, 3gp, avi, mov and mp4 to Celebrating Cycling, Morecambe Town Hall, Marine Road, Morecambe, LA4 5AF. Full contact details of the film maker should also be included.
Alternatively, films can be uploaded to youtube.com. Once you have uploaded your film simply go to www.youtube.com/group/cyclingshorts, choose ‘Join this Group’ and select ‘Add Videos’.
• For more information and conditions visit www.celebratingcycling.org/cyclingshorts or contact the council’s Cycling Demonstration Town Team by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01524 582392/582616.
• The closing date for submission of films is Friday, 18 September.