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2016 DISS Film
Since 2012
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Once again your country needs you to rise to the challenge and recreate a movie in no more than a minute.

We're asking you to take a piece of cinema genius (or not-so-genius), distill it to a pure spirit and cram it all into a timeframe barely longer than the social commentary scene in an action blockbuster. After all, 90% of most movies is just time-wasting anyway...

There are enough seconds in a minute to save the world, get the girl/boy and live happily ever after. To take part in this year's competition and be in with a chance of winning an Empire Award and attending the star-studded Jameson Empire Awards in March 2016, grab some mates, blag a camera (or just use your smartphone!) and get shooting.

To sixty seconds, and not beyond!

About The 2016 Competition

It's the time of the year every short-attention-span filmmaker dreams of. Roll out the short red carpet for the 2016 Jameson Empire Done In 60 Seconds competition.

Like a ticking-bomb action movie, time is of the essence in this competition. We're asking you to choose a movie, from blockbuster to lacklustre, and distill it down into 60 seconds of cinematic essentials. It's like making a trailer for the trailer.

To take part in this year's competition and be in with a chance of winning an Empire Award and attending the star-studded Jameson Empire Awards in March 2016, cast your friends and family (willingly or otherwise), then grab your camera or smart phone and start rolling.

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1. CREATE YOUR FILM

Choose a movie, cast your friends and family, and be sure to filter out the divas. Most importantly, keep it under a minute.

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2. CHECK YOUR SUBMISSION

Before you hit the submit button, check that your entry clears the competition rules and Terms & Conditions.

You won't need a team of Hollywood lawyers, but there's some basic compliance stuff to keep in mind.

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3. SUBMIT YOUR FILM

Submit your film to the site, and kick back. You'll be notified once the film has been successfully submitted and left to the mercy of the judges.

Your entry will then be published on www.jamesonempirediss.com and www.youtube.com/user/JamesonEmpireDISS.

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4. FINALISTS

February is smack dab in the middle of award season, and it's also the month the creators of the shortlisted finalist entries will be notified. If you have been shortlisted, you will be whisked off to London with a friend (or prospective agent) in March 2016 to attend the DISS Global Final.

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5. JAMESON / EMPIRE AWARDS

The finalists from each country will attend the star-studded Jameson Empire Awards where the 2016 Done in 60 Seconds Winner will be announced, watched and applauded by Hollywood's finest as they go on stage to receive their Jameson Empire Award. You might be the first person in history to have a speech longer than your film.

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6. PACK YOUR BAG FOR L.A.

Now that you're going to a Hollywood soirée; pack your red carpet shoes, your 'who are you wearing' outfit and a stack of head shots with your name and number on them.