London MexFest Screening Competiton

The Girl - Mex Fest

From 11th to 14th July London will be celebrating the best films Mexico has to offer with the 2013 London MexFest. Over the four days a variety of feature, documentary, and short films will be screened at the Rich Mix, BFI Southbank, and Canary Wharf where Wahaca will be holding outdoor screenings.

A full line-up of films can be found on the London MexFest website and might I be so bold as to recommend Michel Franco’s After Lucia which is an astonishing film , and one which I will be reviewing next week.

To celebrate the return of the festival to our capital we are giving away two tickets to the opening night screening of The Girl by David Riker. The Girl stars Abbie Cornish as a young American mother who loses her son to social services and crosses paths with a young girl from Mexico. If you live in the UK, are at least 18 years old, can get yourself to the Rich Mix in Shoreditch, London on Thursday 11th July 2013 at 7:30pm, and fancy a chance to win the tickets then enter your details below.

Competition closes on 9th July 2013 at 5pm at which point a winner will be selected at random.

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Win a Game of Thrones Mug Set

Game of Thrones

Do you fancy living the Game of Thrones lifestyle? As I understand it there are three ways to achieve this:

  • Get yourself a large sword and cut down your enemies
  • Try to organise some form of orgy (put on a few drinks to put everyone at ease)
  • Have a cup of tea in a Game of Thrones branded mug


Lucky for you I can help out with the third point. (The first point is definitely illegal and the second is likely to breach our comfortable blogger-reader relationship.) We are giving away a set of Game of Thrones mugs, as pictured below, which pleasingly stack into a map meaning you can easily navigate Westeros and remain caffeinated at the same time.

Game of Thrones Mug Set

To be in with a chance of winning you just need to enter your details below:

A few terms and conditions; this competition is open to UK residents only and there is no cash alternative. The competition closes at 5pm on May 13th 2013 and we will pick a winner at random using the mysterious power of Excel. Any orgy invites will be dealt with on a case by case basis.

Game of Thrones Season 3 is airing on Sky Atlantic HD on Monday nights at 9pm. Seasons 1 and 2 are available On Demand.

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Great Gatsby Competition

That irritating flashing image can only mean one thing; because we know you love free things we have a new competition to launch and so want to grab your attention in the most obnoxious way we know how.

We’ve teamed up with Ladbrokes who are celebrating (but in no way affiliated with) the release of the upcoming Great Gatsby movie by helping people recreate the glitz and glamour of the Jazz Age casino. The prize pack is worth over £100 and includes everything you need to recreate a 1920s casino for the evening; it includes a vintage card set, poker chips, a cocktail shaker, fancy dress, and a copy of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I offer you the picture below as proof:

Ladbrokes Prize 1

Look at that haul! I actually wouldn’t mind winning myself. But alas only you have the privilege of entering our competition by submitting your details below.

A few terms and conditions; this competition is open to UK residents only and there is no cash alternative. The competition closes at 5pm on May 7th 2013 and we will pick a winner at random using the mysterious power of Excel. We in no way guarantee that your friends will consider your new feather boa to be glitzy or glamorous.

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Organ Donation Film Competition

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It has been a while since we’ve brought a competition to the attention of any budding film-makers out there and this week we have been contacted by the organisers of National Transplant Week regarding their film competition. If we can help Argos sell TVs then we can help the NHS harvest your organs… in the appropriate fashion of course.

National Transplant Week runs from 8th – 14th July 2013 and they need your help to promote the event. As a result we have the Organ Donation Through a Lens film competition with £1,000 worth of camera equipment up for grabs.

You have until May 17th 2013 to submit your short film on the subject of organ donation and if you need any inspiration last year’s winner and it’s competitors are available to view on YouTube.

How else can you help a charity AND get an expensive prize? For the full competition brief and to enter simply email or call 0207 025 6611.

Win a Freaking Television!!!

Morning campers! It may be a bleak Monday morning but I have got a treat for you loyal Mild Concern readers (and of course for the UK’s online competition junkies). For our latest competition we have teamed up with our good friend Argos (you know Argos, he’s that designer Richard E. Grant was so crazy about*) and are pleased to offer you the chance to win a 32 inch Toshiba TV with built-in DVD player..

That’s right. A TV. I know. I told you Argos were our friends!

Toshiba TV

To enter our prize draw just fill in your details below and I will pick a winner at random. If you aren’t our lucky winner then you might like to know that Argos also sell LCD TVs. The competition closes at 5pm on 1st April 2013. Hopefully when I contact the winner they won’t think it is an April Fools…

The competition is open to UK residents only and if you enter more than once I will find out and I will not be impressed. If the form below is not working for you then simply email us your details and we will ensure that your entry is included.

In association with Argos

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Terms and Conditions:
Delivery will be within 28 days of Argos receiving the winner’s address, and the competition prize may vary at the discretion of Argos.
The prize as described will be supplied direct from Argos, and there is no cash alternative.
This competition is open to UK residents only.

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ITV2 Plebs Screening Party Competition


Fancy winning a pair of tickets for you and a mate to an orgy? Well we’re not that kind of website so we don’t have any of those to give away. How about tickets to an exclusive ITV2 party next week instead? We’ve teamed up with ITV2 to give away 10 pairs of tickets to exclusive Roman themed party and screening to celebrate the launch of new comedy show Plebs.

Plebs follows three desperate young men from the suburbs as they try to get laid, hold down jobs, and climb the social ladder in the big city – a city that just happens to be Ancient Rome. I have seen the first two episodes and at the risk of spoiling my own review next week let me reassure you that the show is genuinely funny.

The event takes place next Thursday 21st March at ITV Towers on Southbank. At the event there will be Roman themed entertainment, food and drink, and a sneak peek at the first two episodes of Plebs. To attend the event you and your plus one need to be 18 or over and you will have to make your own way to and from the event.

If you’d like to attend the event simply answer the question below to enter our competition:

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Terms & Conditions
1. Promotion starts at 10am GMT, Thursday 14th March 2013 and ends at 5pm GMT Sunday 17th March 2013.
2. In order to be entered into a prize draw, participants must answer the multiple-choice question correctly.
3. Users must be over 18 years of age to be eligible to participate.
4. There are a total of ten (10) prizes: ten (10) pairs of tickets to attend the PLEBS event from 6pm, Thursday 21st March at ITV The London Television Centre, 58-72 Upper Ground, London, SE1 9LT.
5. Ten (10) winners in total will be at random from the correct answers:
a. Winners will be contacted via their email address to be notified of their winning. Winners must reply to their winning notification within one (1) business day. If they do not respond within 1 day, a new winner will be drawn at random.

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The Race is On DVD Competition

Children's Hour

If there is one institute we love above all others here at Mild Concern, more than the BBFC even, it is the BFI. As part of their tireless work to preserve, promote, and produce the best of British cinema they are steadily taking classic kid’s films made by the aptly titled Children’s Film Foundation and giving them a DVD release.

The second volume of these films is released on DVD on February 19th under the title The Race Is On. The DVD contains the films Soapbox Derby, The Sky-Bike, and Sammy’s Super T-Shirt. You can read about the three films in my review and a clip from Sammy’s Super T-Shirt can be found at the bottom of this post if you would be so kind as to scroll and then click.

What makes us love the BFI even more is that they have given us a copy of The Children’s Film Foundation Collection Volume Two: The Race Is On to give away on DVD. To enter just fill in your details below. Entrants must be UK residents and competition closes on 22nd February 2013.

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Uncut at the BFI – Competition

Recently in my flat, there has been an ongoing discussion about film ratings. After Looper, which had us all going wide-eyed with shock and exclaiming “Whoa, that was brutal!” we scampered to read what the BBFC had to say when they had the film classified ’15’ for strong language and bloody violence. The general gist is that while there are “several scenes of strong bloody violence”, they “[occur] within a fantastical sci-fi context without any lingering on the suffering of the victims”. This does explain a lot, in the same way that the eye drops characters take are obviously a completely fictional drug, but even so the overall tone seemed especially strong for a 15 to us.

Holy Motors on the other hand was described by my flatmates* as having some horrific scenes, which definitely do sound like 18 material, but they didn’t associate it with the same level of shock and horror that Looper inspired.

All this rambling is as introduction to the BFI’s new Uncut season. At Mild Concern, we rather like the BBFC and approve of their efforts to be more open and clear about their classification reasons but inevitably, standards and tastes have changed over time. So, to celebrate the BBFC’s 100th anniversary, BFI Southbank is hosting a season of films that were controversial in their time and explores how the BBFC has reacted to them, as well as shifting with the mood of the nation. Significantly, this included changing from the ‘British Board of Film Censors’ to the ‘British Board of Film Classification‘.

For a chance to enjoy the best in confrontational cinema and decide whether the censors/classifiers got it right or not, the BFI have kindly given us two tickets of your choice to offer in a Mild Concern prize draw.

Just fill in your details below and start planning which film you want to see.

Competition closes on 29th October 2012 and you will have to get yourself to London to claim your prize.

* Disclaimer: I haven’t seen this but I have had it explained to me in great detail.

Six Degrees of Summer – Filmmaker Competition

Do you remember the game Consequences? Where you would write down part of a story, fold over the piece of paper and pass it on to a friend who would write the next part? O2 Guru TV are making a short film equivalent of Consequences called Six Degrees of Summer shot entirely on smartphones and filmed by six different directors, each having only seen the final shot of the segment preceding their own. The finished film will be six vignettes made by film-makers who have no idea what anyone else has made. A brilliant masterpiece or a fantastic mess, only time will tell.

BAFTA winner Tom Shankland is overseeing the project and directing the first and last films so there should be some level of coherency!

Five of the segments have directors lined up but the fourth 3-minute piece is looking for a director and it could be you. Until 13th August 2012 you can watch the final shot from the third segment and suggest what 3 minutes of film you would follow this up with. Tom Shankland will pick five finalists and then the public will vote for the final winner who will get to bring their idea to life with the help of Shankland and a budget of £1000.

Fancy collaborating with award-winning directors on a unique short film? Watch the video below and then submit your idea for the next 3 minutes along with what your final shot would be at

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Denver DVD Player Competition

After giving away the horror that is Flash Gordon on DVD we thought you deserved a prize worth winning and have teamed up with to offer you the chance to win a DVD player. As fans of film I doubt we need to convince you of the usefulness of a DVD player but below are a few words on the specifics of the prize and then the all important entry form.

The Denver DVU-7780 is a compact DVD player with an additional USB input. Perfect for film lovers with limited space, this DVD player can also playback CDs, MPEG4s, and JPEGs. There is also a coaxial output to connect to a surround sound receiver. This DVD player with USB and many other affordable models are available online at

• Connections: USB Input, SCART, coaxial audio output, component video output, composite video output, S-video output, stereo RCA audio output
• Compatible formats: DVD, CD, and MPEG4-compatible DVD-R, DVD + R, DVD-RW, DVD + RW, CD-R, CD-RW, VCD, HDCD, JPEG, WMA

To enter this competition simply fill in your details using the form below:

This competition is open to residents of the mainland UK (excluding all Islands), Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, and Sweden. Competition closes on the 18th of August 2012.

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