We are obsessed with the amazing stories that are told in the classic films of the 20th century and believe
that every great story deserves to be told more than once by many different people in many different ways.
That’s why we’ve created the Remake Film Fest. Selecting the best stories in film history, we invite you to
use one of the scenes below as inspiration for your own original short film. No longer than 7 minutes
and made using any device, these shorts should pay homage to the film they were inspired by.
With the help of our international jury, we will select the 10 best entries to be shown at the
Remake Film Fest and go in the running to win the RFF Audience Choice Award.
The Rain scene
Sarah Arruda is a creative multimedia producer that experiments with existing and new media technologies to inform the future of storytelling and creative production. Her portfolio includes high-profile projects with the National Film Board of Canada (HIGHRISE), Nexus Interactive Arts (GOOGLE MADE WITH CODE), Helios Design Labs (OFFSHORE, WORLD ONLINE ORCHESTRA), as well as collaborations with partners and clients such as the New York Times, Google, Harvard University, Wired.com, Mozilla Foundation, and the Copenhagen Philharmonic. Her work has been recognized by top industry awards such as the Digital Emmy's, Webby Awards, SXSWi, FWA's.
Inês Braga is an accomplished screenwriter represented by leading agency Independent Talent in London. Her credits include the two-part feature length drama Alice (broadcast 2010/2011), commissioned by HBO Latin America and directed by award-winning Sérgio Machado and Karim Ainouz. She has several projects in development including Beatrice’s Father to be directed by Don Boyd and Cicero, commissioned by RT Features (Frances Ha). Inês also worked as Projects Manager of Power to the Pixel for a number of years and has been an assessor for their Pixel Lab and Pixel Market selections, part of Power to the Pixel's Cross-Media Forum, in association with the BFI London Film Festival. She has advised and assessed multiple industry scripts and has worked as Screenwriting Tutor and Guest Lecturer at a number of prestigious schools including the International School of Film and TV, San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba, Met Film School, London Film School and Westminster University, UK.
Lucia has worked in the film industry since graduating from the London Film School with an MA in Screenwriting in 2007. She soon began working with Matador Pictures and worked her way up to Head of Development in Autumn 2012. Projects she has overseen development of include TV mini-series RESIDUE, written by John Harrison (Book of Blood) and helmed by Utopia and Misfits director Alex Garcia, which was picked up by Netflix, and upcoming action feature THE REZORT, written by Paul Gerstenberger (All Stars) and directed by Steve Barker (Outpost).
Lucia continued writing on the side throughout her time at Matador and left the company in April 2015 to pursue screenwriting full time. Her first feature, CHRISTMAS RUSH, with co-writer Stavros Pamballis, is currently in development at Catalyst Global Media.
Jordan McGarry is Vimeo’s Director of Curation, heading the team that programs the site’s illustrious Staff Picks channel, the Vimeo On Demand homepage and its new Curated Categories, ensuring that the site’s 170million monthly visitors can always find something to entertain their eyeballs.
Before Vimeo she worked as Executive Producer at Partizan London for five years, working on everything from branded content to installations and interactive music videos; and before that worked as a journalist at titles including shots, Res, Media Guardian and Screen International. She has commissioned films for Dazed & Confused and Nowness, and curated programs and chaired panels for the BFI, the British Council, the Edinburgh International Film Festival, onedotzero and ResFest.
Michael Sandoval is a writer, filmmaker, and educator living in New York City. He has been awarded the Lannan Fellowship, the Ucross Foundation Fellowship, and the Ang Lee Fellowship for filmmaking and writing. As an educator, he has created and led collaborations with cultural organizations that include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Whitney Museum. Michael has directed international film education programs in Beijing, Abuja, and Doha, and has lectured in institutions across the world. He currently works as Co-chair of the Filmmaking Program at the New York Film Academy's New York campus. His films have appeared in the Berlin Film Festival, Palm Springs, Slamdance, Toronto Short Film Festival, Margaret Meade Doc Festival, and more. Michael holds an MFA in Filmmaking from New York University, an MFA in Writing from the University of Michigan, and a BA from Brown University.
Please note: more prizes may be added in the lead up to the event. Check back regularly for updates.
Upon acceptance to Remake Film Fest's Event, the applicant must pay the participation fee of £15.00 by Monday 10 August 2015. The participation fee will cover the administration and marketing costs involved in the selection process.
Remake Film Fest will send the participant an invoice with details of payment once accepted. Shall the Producer fail to pay the fee by 10 August 2015, Remake Film Fest reserves the right to disqualify the submission.
Due to the limited seating, The Producer will then notify Remake Film Fest if they’re attending The Event or not.
The following dates are crucial for entry into, and running of, the Festival:
The Producer hereby represents and warrants to W&T Productions that:
The Producer acknowledges that W&T Productions, its assignees and licensees, shall have the right to dub and/or subtitle and to cut and/or edit the Film in any fashion that W&T Productions deems necessary, including, without limitation, for the purpose of television broadcast or online distribution, packaging the Film with other W&T Productions films, to comply with broadcasting statutory censorship practices, standards or regulations or as otherwise may be required by law in any applicable country where the Film may be exhibited.
The Producer authorises W&T Productions to use the Producer’s name, likeness, voice and biography in connection with any publicity for the Festival and related competitions and activities, and the Producer agrees to make best efforts to undertake publicity appearances for the Festival and related competitions and activities as reasonably requested by W&T Productions.
The Producer hereby waives and concedes any and all of their moral rights in the Film and allows W&T Productions, its assignees and licensees, to do or omit to do anything which may infringe any and all moral rights granted to the Contributors or the Producer including to edit, alter and/or reproduce the work of the Contributors, the Producer and the Film and the Producer consents to these actions by W&T Productions, and its assignees and licensees, in any manner or context, in perpetuity throughout the world, and such consent is given to the full extent permitted under any relevant copyright or moral rights laws in legislation or at common law.
W&T Productions may, in its sole discretion, disqualify a Film from the Festival at any stage of the entry, judging or Festival period, if W&T Productions has reason to believe that the Film does not, for any reason, comply with the Terms and Conditions at any point.
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In the event of any breach or alleged breach of these Terms and Conditions by W&T Productions, the Producer’s sole remedy will be limited to the right, if any, to recover monetary damages in an action at law, and in no event will the Producer be entitled to terminate this agreement or to seek or receive any equitable remedy including without limitation any equitable remedy which would enjoin, restrain or otherwise hinder the Festival or the distribution, exhibition, or any other means of exploitation of the Film, including, without limitation, any advertising, promotion or publicity in connection therewith.
W&T Productions shall have the right to assign all of its rights obtained from the Producer under this agreement, in whole or in part, to any person, firm or corporation, and the Terms and Conditions contained in this agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of W&T Productions’ successors, licensees and assigns. The Producer may not assign any of its rights under these Terms and Conditions or agreement and any purported assignment thereof will be null and void from the making thereof.
The agreement created by these Terms and Conditions is made in the United Kingdom and is governed by the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the United Kingdom. The Producer will do such acts and sign, or cause to be signed, such instruments as W&T Productions may reasonably request for the purposes of this agreement. A reference to a person includes a body corporate. The singular includes the plural and vice versa. Includes and including are not words of limitation. A reference to a "film" or "Film" is a reference to a "cinematograph film".