Calling all young filmmakers

A call has been made for entries to Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival's Young Filmmakers' Competition.

Friday, 19th May 2017, 14:58 pm
Young Filmmakers Award Launch

Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival recognises and rewards young filmmaking talent through two awards – the Chris Anderson Award and the Young Filmmakers’ Award.

The Chris Anderson Award commemorates the life of Chris Anderson, a resident of Berwick who was an active supporter of the festival and of developing skills in filmmakers aged 15 to 19.

The award continues to be supported by his family, widow Chrissie Anderson and son Paul WS Anderson, director of Resident Evil and Alien vs Predator.

The festival also celebrates filmmakers aged 14 years and under with the Young Filmmakers’ Award.

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Individuals, youth groups, schools and colleges from across North East England and South East Scotland are welcome to submit films to the competition, which is free of charge to enter.

Young filmmakers have until 5pm on Friday, June 30 to enter their films to the festival and be in with a chance of winning one of the awards.

Over the summer a Young Programming Group will meet to watch all of the films and select a shortlist, which will be screened at a special event during Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival on September 24.

At the festival a jury of experts will present the winners of each category with their prestigious awards and £250 towards their next filmmaking project.

Peter Taylor, who leads the competition, said: “Young people are central to Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival, from the support for young people that my colleague Val Tobias gives alongside Northumberland’s schools, to the free screenings and X-plore family space that are part of the festival itself. But the pinnacle of our year-round effort is the Young Filmmakers’ Competition.”

See www.berwickfilmartsfest.com for more.