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
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
Emmie and Lilly Thompson, Sunderland
Berwick Youth Project, Berwick-upon-Tweed
The prizes will be awarded by a panel of industry professionals.
Meet the Jury:
Award-winning filmmaker, and producer of Jumpcut, a screen industry training initiative for young people in Glasgow.
Northumberland-born, Belgium-based documentary filmmaker, and the director of The Uprising in this year’s programme.
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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