As part of our ‘Long and Short’ cinema event at the Arc in April – where we’ll be screening a short and a feature length film by the Coen brothers – we’d like to screen some of your short films too, inspired by the theme ‘My Own Cinema’.

It’s French, so you know it’s going to be classy.

To Each His Own Cinema (French: Chacun son cinéma) is a 2007 French anthology film commissioned for the 60th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival. The film is a collection of 34 short films, each 3 minutes in length, by 36 acclaimed directors. The filmmakers were invited to express “their state of mind of the moment as inspired by the motion picture theatre”. How French is that?

Anyway, we’re showing the Coen Bros. entry as part of our Short and Long night at ARC on March 28th. It’s good! But we’d like to show YOUR cinema inspired film too.

So we’re running our own Chacun Son Cinema competition. Make us a film, up to 3 minutes long, about or inspired by your feelings about “the motion picture cinema” and we’ll show the best ones at ARC cinema. And the director of the very best one will win a pair of cinema tickets courtesy of ARC. Whoop!

Deadline for entries is March 18th. Post your films on DVD to Writers’ Block, Unit 5, Broadcasting House, Newport Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 5DG

About Short and Long:

Short and Long 1:

Lebowski Night

ARC and Writers’ Block present what we hope will be a series of nights focussing on specific directors. Tonight it’s the Coen Brothers.

Put on your best dressing gown and amble along to ARC for a special screening of The Big Lebowski, supported by two Coen Brothers short films, World Cinema and Tuileries.

In addition we will also be screening entries to Writers’ Block and ARC’s “My Own Cinema” filmmaking competition – three-minute films on the theme of the cinema, a place sacred to the world’s film buffs. And who knows? Maybe there’ll be White Russians on sale at the bar. And if you want a toe, we’ll get you a toe.

The Dude abides.