And they are off!

After Friday night’s launch with our host, Janice Long and special panel guests, Dutch Van Spall, Craig Davis, Daniel Alexander and Rob Speranza, the film teams and artists were matched up by random draw- with several teams winning extra kit hire and studio space for the two week period courtesy of sponsors Media Dog Hire, Birmingham Film Hire and Frantic Studios.

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Music Video Klub at Centrala to show past winners of 2Weeks2Make It, Fri 19th May

2Weeks2Make It Midlands organiser Carl Timms will be appearing at the Music Video Klub at Centrala, Digbeth this Fri 19th May. As well as explaining about the competition, Carl will be screening past winners from the previous 2010-2013 events as well as this year's winner from the South Yorkshire 2Weeks2Make It competition. 

The event starts at 7.30pm at Centrala, Unit 4 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Birmingham, B5 5RT. Free entry. 

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Producers' Forum welcomes Janice Long as special guest for 2Weeks2Make It Midlands launch

The Producers' Forum is delighted to announce the special guest for the launch of 2Weeks2Make It Midlands 2017 on 2nd June. Veteran DJ and long-time supporter of new music, Janice Long, will chair the guest panel of music video experts and will oversee the crucial draw where filmmakers and artists will be paired up.

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Media Dog to sponsor 2Weeks2Make It 2017

We’re delighted today to announce that kit hire supremoes Media Dog Hire have joined as our first sponsor for 2Weeks2Make It Midlands 2017! Media Dog, based in Birmingham with additional offices in Manchester and Glasgow, supply cameras, lenses, grip, lighting, DIT and sound equipment for TV, film, commercial, and drama productions all across the UK. They have kindly offered to sponsor a free kit hire package as part of the winning prize for filmmakers; this will form part of a larger prize of the chance to make a video with a budget for an established artist. More details will be released soon!

Media Dog will also be donating kit hire raffle prizes at the launch event, taking place at the MAC on 2nd June, including track and jibs. All filmmakers and musicians present will have the option to participate in the draw and win kit that could make a big difference to their video.

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Registration now open for 2Weeks2Make It Midlands 2017

2Weeks2Make Midlands 2017 is an original music video competition where musical acts are paired randomly with teams of filmmakers at a launch event on Friday 2nd June at the Midlands Arts Centre (MAC). 

“At the launch event, there will be plenty of advice from guest speakers with training and tips they will need to make their video the best it can be,” explained competition organisers (and former winner) Carl Timms, “The videos are submitted by Friday 16th June following which on the 26th June, all completed videos will be screen to a live audience and prizes will be awarded by a panel of experienced judges”.

The competition brings together new creative talent from both the film and music sectors with experienced producers and the timescale tests their creative skills alongside decision making and leadership – expertise they will need to be successful in their chosen career.