Issued: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:23:00 BST
UofG's QuantIC is pleased to announce the launch of Quantum Shorts 2016, a festival for short films inspired by quantum physics.
QuantIC are the UK’s Scientific Partner in this international competition, which Principal Investigator Professor Miles Padgett hopes will spark filmmakers' imaginations: 'The ever-expanding field of quantum physics is fertile ground not just for scientists to explore but for artists of all kinds to provide valuable new perspectives on this strange and exciting branch of science.'
The competition is organised by the National University of Singapore's Centre for Quantum Technologies. Centre Director and quantum physicist Artur Ekert says: 'We think filmmakers are like quantum physicists: driven by curiosity, creativity and passion. Please take our big ideas, strange theories and invisible effects and make them yours!'
Ten shortlisted films will be screened around the world in 2017, before a panel of eminent judges award the festival’s top prize of US $1500 and runner-up prize of US $1000. Another prize will be decided by public vote.
Visit the Quantum Shorts website to see previous winners' films, and to enter your own five-minute masterpiece.
Quantum Shorts is now in its fifth year, and alternates between calls for short film and flash fiction.