Just as going digital democratised the sometimes uppity world of photographers, so to has the introduction of HD features that have made movie-making increasingly accessible to anyone toying with a semi-decent camera. No more lugging around heavy and bulky equipment that costs an army and requires years of in depth studies to manoeuvre.

Since adding-on HD video recording to its D90, Nikon has spearheaded the democratisation of filmmaking on DSLR cameras. And, to celebrate the release of its D5100, a device that captures HD footage with full-time autofocus, the iconic brand is launching its first ever film festival and talent search, open to professionals, students and amateurs alike. All budding Tarantinos and Arakis need to do is submit their shorts here. Winners might just see their cut screened at Ghent’s International Film Festival and win up to 10,000€ worth of Nikon gear and goodies. For more information on how to enter the competition, visit nikonfilmfestival.be.