Young Filmmakers Showcase

Saturday 20th September / 1PM @ The Maltings Theatre & Cinema


The Young Filmmakers Showcase is a celebration of young filmmaking talent from across North East England and South East Scotland. Now in its 6th year, the prestigious prize aims to encourage and support emerging young filmmaking talent in our region and for the first time we have two awards to present, each with a cash prize of £250 to go towards the young filmmaker’s next project.

The Chris Anderson Award (for filmmakers 15-19 years old)
This long standing award is to celebrate the filmmaking achievements of 15-19 year olds in the region. The award is presented in memory of the late Chris Anderson, one of the Festival’s founders, and an active supporter of nurturing young filmmakers. The Award is kindly supported by his family – widow Chrissie Anderson and son Paul W.S. Anderson, director of Resident Evil and Alien vs. Predator.

The nominees are:

Space Academy 2053
Jackass Youth Theatre | Jack Drum Arts, County Durham

Too Big for your Boots
Screen Education Edinburgh

Collection Day
Lizzy Mansfield, Rosie Cochrane, Newcastle

All My Friends are Dead
Kelso Youth Project, Scottish Borders

Jacob Crow, County Durham

Collingwood School and Media Arts College, Northumberland | Beacon Hill Arts

Northern Stars (Tyneside Cinema) Newcastle

Young Filmmakers Award (for filmmakers 14 years and under)
We are proud to present this award for the first time this year, which is especially for young people 14 years and under who have excelled at filmmaking. This award is kindly supported by Simpson McCreath Trust who are keen to nurture and support children and young people in the area through filmmaking.

The nominees are:

After Home Time
Lowick First School, Northumberland

Nightmare on Flood Street
Macmillan Academy | Tees Valley Arts | One Planet Middlesbrough | Mark Jobe | Niel Bushnell

L <3 B
St Gabriel’s RC Primary School, East Lothian | Centre for Moving Image, Edinburgh

Mitchell Goldfield
Emmie and Lilly Thompson, Sunderland

Oh Science
Berwick Youth Project, Berwick-upon-Tweed

The prizes will be awarded by a panel of industry professionals.

Meet the Jury:

Catriona MacInness
Award-winning filmmaker, and producer of Jumpcut, a screen industry training initiative for young people in Glasgow.

Peter Snowdon
Northumberland-born, Belgium-based documentary filmmaker, and the director of The Uprising in this year’s programme.

Lizzie Nixon
Founder of Lamplight Film Club in Sunderland, and Coach and Programme Coordinator at Changemakers.

The event will be presented by Ian McLaughlin, an actor, filmmaker and improvised comedian from The Suggestibles. The event is supported by Simpsons McCreath Trust.

 Can count towards Arts Award accreditation.

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Artist Various Country UK Year 2014 Duration 90 minutes Cert Suggested PG