Outlander producer to judge XpoNorth festival’s one minute movies

Aspiring filmmakers are being invited to submit their work for a new festival – with their movies being judged by the producer of TV favourite Outlander.

As part of its ongoing commitment to provide specialist sector support to the creative economy, XpoNorth is presenting OMMF! – The One Minute Movie Festival.

With lockdown grinding the movie industry to a halt, OMMF! aims to be a celebration of storytelling online.

Its a chance for filmmakers and film-enthusiasts to submit a 60-second movie from any genre, from documentary to animation, which will be screened at the two-day digital festival on November 26 and 27.

Movies will fall into two categories: Original, where filmmakers have a minute or less to tell an original story; or Sweded, where entrants recreate a classic movie or scene from a film in a minute or under.

All submissions will be judged by screen and broadcast specialists from the XpoNorth team, as well as Michael Wilson, producer of Outlander, and Gavin Smith, commissioning executive at the BBC.

Jessica Fox, XpoNorth’s film and broadcast sector specialist, said: “While lockdown may have closed film sets around the globe, it’s been heartening to see some real innovation and new ways of working in the industry.

“Just look at the success of Zoom horror, Host, made by a group of friends in only a few weeks.

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