From the TUC

Get creative and win a copy of ‘The Guerilla Filmmakers Pocketbook’

23 Feb 2011, By

Well its me, I’m back again with more promotions for the TUC 60 Second Ad Contest. We have a couple of great entries in so far, and the first five entries are the lucky winners of ‘The Guerilla Film Makers Pocketbook’, the ultimate guide to digital film making! So, why not give it a try and make a 60 second awareness raising advert about the impact of the spending cuts. You don’t need to be an expert to take part, remember, necessity is the mother of invention, a great idea and the right message is really all that you need….oh yes and a video camera…etc

You can be as creative as you like, it could be documentary style, TV-style advertising, frontline reportage, theatrical or animated…you could even write a song.

The best ads will be shown on the big screen at Hyde Park as part of the TUC rally March for the Alternative on the 26th March 2011, as well as showings at the Washington DC Labour Film Festival and the Geneva Labour Film Festival.

There are some great prizes to be won, including a £500 cash prize, plus the winner gets to make a documentary with our favourite troubadour Billy Bragg. There are some great prizes for the runners up too.

With only 3 weeks to go, now is the time to get cracking. What’s your idea? Who will shoot it? Who will star in it? How will you edit it?  Check out the guidelines, get advice from some experts and check out last year’s entries at

Deadline for entries 14th March 2010