Nintendo and the BFI, in support by Ridley Scott (Prometheus, Blade Runner), are inviting emerging filmmakers to take part in 3D film-making competition 'A Vision in 3D' using the 3DS or 3DS XL.

Focused around the theme of "British Summer 2012", the winning film will be premiered before the Nintendo Gala screening at the 56th BFI London Film Festival, which takes place October 10-21.

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Award-winning director, Ridley Scott said: "Digital and 3D filmmaking is within the grasp of everyone these days. I'm excited by all the skill and talent that's emerging in the UK, telling stories in different ways and it's vital that it gets our support. This competition launched by the BFI and Nintendo opens up a big opportunity for emerging filmmakers to make their mark and they should grab it with both hands. I can't wait to see the results."

A Vision in 3D entries will be judged by an expert panel that includes competition mentors Stuart Warren-Hill - an AV artist and innovator in the field of electronic music and visual media, founder of Hexstatic, Holotronica and co-founder of the Big Chill - and Asif Kapadia, director of hit documentary Senna.

The winner will be announced in early September and will then have the opportunity to shoot a new 3D short film, in collaboration with the two mentors and a professional crew, on location in London. The resulting film will be premiered before the Nintendo Gala.

The 3 runners-up will each receive a pair of tickets to the BFI London Film Festival and a BFI Membership for one year if they are over 18, or a one year subscription to Sight and Sound Magazine if they are under 18.

To inspire and guide interested competition participants, mentor Stuart Warren-Hill will give a FREE special 3D film Masterclass at BFI Southbank, on Saturday 11 September at 11am. The class will be filmed and made available online. The events are also open to non-Nintendo 3DS users. Spaces can be reserved on a first come, first served basis by emailing [email protected]