Though one wouldn’t necessarily peg Quentin Tarantino as the corporate sponsor type, the director is taking part in a decidedly Tarantino-esque contest sponsored by Red Bull for his upcoming film Django Unchained. It was announced today that The Weinstein Company and Red Bull Media House are launching an online contest for emerging filmmakers to put together an original multi-media piece that will be viewed and judged by Tarantino and his team.
The task is to make a piece that is at most three-minutes in length and incorporates footage from either the official Django Unchained trailer or from one of three of Tarantino’s favorite spaghetti westerns that inspired his latest film: Django (1966), The Grand Duel (1972) and Day of Anger (1967). Hit the jump for more details, including the possibility of Tarantino and Django Unchained coming to Comic-Con and a video message from Tarantino himself.
Starting today, fans can head over to Tarantino’s official contest page to register. Beginning on June 15th, all contestants and fans will be able to view “exclusive Quentin Tarantino content as well as see the esteemed director speak to the inspiration behind Django Unchained, his love of spaghetti westerns and the magic of cinema as well as give advice to emerging artists.” The winner of the contest will get the chance to meet Tarantino at Comic-Con in San Diego this year, while the runner up will receive Django Unchained memorabilia and other prizes.
This contest announcement confirms that Tarantino will be on hand at Comic-Con, so it’s safe to assume that he may also be appearing in Hall H for a Django Unchained panel where we’ll hopefully get to check out some footage and hear from the filmmaker and cast. No panels have been officially announced just yet, but if Tarantino’s making the trek to San Diego I don’t see why he wouldn’t also be taking part in a panel.
The move makes sense, as Tarantino’s target audience has a large overlap with the ever-growing Comic-Con crowd. If Django does indeed end up having a panel at Hall H, you can be sure that we here at Collider will be there covering every second of it with a detailed recap up as soon as the panel is over. Watch a video message from Tarantino himself below. Django Unchained opens on December 25th.