Always wanted to make a film? Here’s your chance.

Japanese beer, Kirin Ichiban is launching its inaugural First Cut short film competition and you could win £3000 cash or a year’s supply of beer as well as having your films shown at a swanky short film festival.

Entries of all standards and formats are welcome, from amateurs on their mobile phones to pros using 35mm. 

One stipulation is that the film should be themed around the concept of “First Press”, a reference to Japan’s Prime Brew, Kirin Ichiban, which is made by the “Ichiban Shibori Process”, which literally translated means “First Press”.

For full details on how to enter, visit

The deadline for entries is June 30, 2011.

The overall winner will receive £3000 cash and the career boosting prize of having their film shown at a series of prestigious short film festivals in the Capital including the 55th BFI London Film festival, The Rushes Soho Shorts Festival and The London Short Film Festival.

2nd place will receive £1000 cash, 3rd place will receive £500 cash and the final runner up will win a year’s supply of Kirin Ichiban beer