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Turn 30 Seconds of Fortune into 15 Minutes of Fame

Lighthouse Brighton are organising a project called 30 Seconds of Fortune: a user-generated video project with content created by the public on the theme of Fortune. Submissions to YouTube, and the best will be shown in Lighthouse on 24 October.

Lighthouse BrightonHave you got 30 Seconds of Fortune in you? Want to make a video to be exhibited in a gallery for White Night Brighton and Hove 2009? 30 Seconds of Fortune is an open submission video competition, which will result in 30 of the best and most original videos being selected for exhibition at Lighthouse as part of the White Night celebrations between 6pm and 2am on the 24 October 2009.

The theme is FORTUNE. A broad and inspiring theme, entrants are given the opportunity to interpret and represent this in their own unique way, perhaps ranging from the very obvious physical wealth of riches or a lottery win to the more abstract images and sounds that portray a sense of ‘fortune’. It is completely up to the creators/makers to decide, but the more original, thought provoking and exciting the better. Anyone is invited to create and submit a video to the project. Videos must be no longer than 30 seconds and must have been made by an individual, a group or an organisation. Video taken from television, film or internet made by another film-maker, artist or company will not be eligible or shown.

Videos that best respond to the theme of Fortune and are considered to be the most original will be shown in Lighthouse’s gallery space on a projection screen throughout White Night. The evening will run from 6pm until 2am and selected videos will be shown on a loop repeatedly through the night – 30 films at 30 seconds, which means the loop will be a maximum of 15 minutes long, hence 15 minutes of fame!! Videos will also be linked to the 30 Seconds of Fortune playlist on the Lighthouse YouTube channel. And finally, to calm any nerves, there will be a bar during the evening between 6pm and 12am!

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