Calling all Filmmakers! The ShotDeck Recreations Contest is back and bigger than ever. Find your favorite image on Shotdeck.com, recreate it with your friends and family, and enter for your chance to win. With over $60,000 worth of prizes and Celebrity Judges, there’s no reason not to join in the fun!
Starting July 1, the world’s leading visual research library of cinematic imagery, ShotDeck.com, presents an opportunity for fans to recreate an image from their favorite movie, series, or music video using their own tools and ingenuity to win over $60,000 in prizes — doubling the prizes from last year’s contest, which received 800+ submissions from more than 150 countries across 6 continents.
Leading the prizes this year is an FX6 Grand Prize Camera Package offered by Sony. Other key sponsors include amaran, Sidus Link, Filmmaker’s Academy, and Rosco, as well as Tiffen, Blackmagic Design, Kondor Blue, Atomos, Pelican, American Cinematographer, British Cinematographer, The Cine Lens Manual, Zeiss, Wooden Camera and Filmtools.
Founded by Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Lawrence Sher, ASC (Joker, The Hangover Trilogy, Garden State), ShotDeck.com is the ultimate research tool for filmmakers, empowering creatives to express their vision by giving them access to the world’s largest collection of fully searchable, high-definition cinematic images. With ShotDeck’s deep and robustly key-worded library, finding the perfect visual for reference, education, or inspiration has never been easier.
Whether you’re a seasoned filmmaker or an aspiring creative, ShotDeck is an indispensable tool for filmmakers of all disciplines including: cinematographers, directors, production designers, editors, costume designers, set decorators, etc., as well as advertising executives, students, and cinema fans in general. Fuel your storytelling and take your projects to new heights with ShotDeck’s unparalleled resources at your fingertips.
In April of 2020, at the start of quarantine, Oscar-nominated cinematographer Lawrence Sher, ASC and his wife, creative director Hema Patel, started to recreate famous movie shots from their home using just their cell phones, household props and their family as actors. Under the hashtag #shotsinisolation, their images quickly went viral. In conjunction with the filmmaking research website ShotDeck.com, they established a contest where people from around the world could join in the fun by recreating their favorite movie frames as meticulously and creatively as possible. 2023 marks the 3rd edition of the recreations contest and it’s only just getting started…
RULES OF ENTRY
Visit our ShotDeck Recreations Contest page to see the official Rules of Entry and various categories, including Best Lighting, Best Use of Color, Most Ambitious Recreation, Best DIY Setup, and many more!
Sony, amaran, Sidus Link, Filmmaker’s Academy, and Rosco will also be hosting their own special categories with unique prizes for filmmakers who go the extra mile with their recreations!
We’re proud to announce we have more than $60,000 worth of prizes from several incredible sponsors. An FX6 Grand Prize Camera Package from Sony leads the prize pool, with other Grand Prize awards from amaran, Sidus Link, Filmmaker’s Academy, and Rosco.
Also sponsoring prizes are Tiffen, Blackmagic Design, Kondor Blue, Atomos, Pelican, American Cinematographer, British Cinematographer, The Cine Lens Manual, Zeiss, Wooden Camera and Filmtools.