The Artist scooped five Oscars, including Best Picture. MacPhun invites you to create and share your own silent film masterpiece.

The creators of FX Photo Studio and Silent Film Director, MacPhun, have teamed up with an impressive panel of judges to present the International Retro Film Contest. Submissions are open now through May 28, 2012. You can use any equipment to record the video, but it should be edited with Silent Film Director app and you can submit as many videos as you like. There are some cool prizes up for grabs, including a new 3rd Gen iPad and two tickets to see the classic silent film masterpiece “Napoleon” in San Francisco.

More info, rules and how to submit entries are on the contest website here. You can also check out some of the other entries to help get your creative process moving.

Silent Film Director is a good retro/vintage iPhone video app with a number of built-in effects. If you don’t already have the app, it’s $1.99 in the App Store and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.Requires iOS 4.2 or later.

Silent Film Director - MacPhun LLC