To celebrate the upcoming release of “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”, which took Sundance by storm earlier this year and hits UK cinemas on 4 September, Fox Searchlight Pictures has launched a competition to challenge fans’ own filmmaking skills… with socks!

ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL is a uniquely funny and moving story about Greg, a high school senior who avoids deep human relationships as a way to safely navigate the social mine field that is teenage life. In fact he describes his best friend Earl, with whom he makes short-film parodies of classic movies, as being ‘more like a co-worker’. But when Greg’s mum insists he spends time with Rachel – a girl in his class who has just been diagnosed with cancer- Greg discovers just how powerful and important true friendship can be.

Fox Searchlight Pictures is offering the grand prize winner a trip for two (with spending money) to LA, while second place wins a luxury weekend stay in London, and third place an iPad Air 2.

The best part is that entries are being posted publicly at, so you can click through to take a look at what promises to be the sublime and the ridiculous!

And if you think you could do better, and create a sock puppet movie to rival the creative skills of Greg and Earl, then this is the part where you get to enter – just follow the three steps below:

1) Record a funny/creative video with sock puppets on your phone
2) Upload your video to Vine, Instagram, Twitter or YouTube
3) Post your video via Twitter or Instagram using #SockPuppetMovie and #MeandEarl to register your entry


To take a look at the blog and find out more about how to enter (including Ts&Cs), visit

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is released in UK cinemas 4 September 2015.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl will be the Closing Night Premiere at Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House on 19 August. For more information and to book tickets: