Photography Shayne Laverdière

i-D, xavier dolan and magnum ice cream team up for short film competition

Are you an emerging filmmaker? Be True To Your Pleasure is a once in a lifetime opportunity to have your work featured on i-D.

by i-D Staff
15 May 2015, 4:40pm

Photography Shayne Laverdière

Magnum, i-D and Xavier Dolan have teamed up for Be True To Your Pleasure - a once-in-a-lifetime short film competition presented by Vie Magnifique. We're inviting independent filmmakers to send in ideas for shorts about personal pleasure, indulgence and the joy of letting go.

A judging panel, which includes Xavier Dolan, will choose the best three stories. The winners will then get production support, financial grants, and - here's the best bit - a mentorship from Dolan himself to actually make the films. The finished films will be premiered this September on i-D.

Xavier Dolan
Since his debut feature I Killed My Mother was released in 2009, the twenty-five year old Canadian has become a venerated auteur. Cynical critics who thought he was simply a provocateur, an enfant terrible, were silenced by 2014's triumphant, Jury Prize-winning, Mommy - (an award he shared with Jean-Luc Godard, by the way). A master of style and genre, Dolan's work is intimate, hedonic but never self-indulgent.

The Judges
Alongside Xavier, we've got two estimable judges to choose which three ideas encapsulate best being 'True To Your Pleasure':

Jacqui Edenbrow - An executive producer at VICE in London, Jacqui's other credits include Peter Strickland's 'Bjork: Biophilia Live' and 'Joy Division' which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.

Danny Gabai - VICE's executive creative director in charge of its Los Angeles office, Danny used to be an agent at WME for clients like Roman Coppola and Chris Milk.

Competition Rules
To enter the competition, send your idea, a script, and a treatment to Download the brief to inspire your film and the full submission details here

Entries are open from 18 May until 15 June 2015. 

Read the terms and conditions


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