February 28, 2012
The Porcelin Unicorn
Philips Cinema has a very cool filmmaking competition. All you have to do it watch the 5 shorts of the Parallel Lines Series then come up with your own 3 minute alternative using the exact same dialogue.
The entrants were given freedom of expression and could take up any theme they wanted. There were two strict rules:
(1) The dialogue could be precisely six-lines (as it was in the Parallel Lines films), and
(2) entries could not exceed three minutes.
This video won the Philips Cinema Grand Prize as well as an award at the Cannes Film Festival.
Warning ... get a handerchief ready.