Young Filmmakers’ Showcase

Sunday 19th September / 2PM @ The Maltings Theatre

The Festival’s youth programming team have selected the best films directed by young budding filmmakers in North East England and the Scottish Borders over the last year. Each short is up for the coveted Chris Anderson Award. Who will win? That’s for the jury to decide…

For ten weeks before the festival the Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival teamed up with Berwick Youth Project to create a new and innovative Film Club. The Film Club members became part of the festival team by programming films, organising events and selecting the films entered for the Chris Anderson Award for Young Filmmakers.

The selection team were trained in watching films for an audience, storytelling, filming techniques, certification and marketing which gave them the skills to select the final films for competition. The late Chris Anderson was an avid supporter of the Festival and one of the original founder-members in 2005. £200 has been donated by his family in his honour, and will be given as prize money for the winning film. This year the winning film will also be selected to screen at the Leeds Young People's Film Festival, one of the UK's largest film festivals for young people.

This Is Your Life... Black Grouse
Wearhead Primary School l Co. Durham l 2010 l 6min

Don't Carry Knives
Helix Arts & Newcastle design Collective l Newcastle upon Tyne l 2010 l 2min

The Pirate & The Mermaid
Beacon Hill Film Project & Arpeggio Films l Hartlepool & Co. Durham l 2010 l 7min

How To Make Friends
Abigail Thomson & Sam Kenny l Berwick upon Tweed l 2010 l 2min

Steel Rabbit A Rock-U-Mentary
Tyneside Cinema l Newcastle upon Tyne l 2010 l 6min

Virtual Friends
DreamTV & The Forge l Stanley l 2010 l 2min

Love Thy Neighbour
Northern Stars Young Filmmakers Academy l Newcastle upon Tyne l 2010 l 6min

The Importance of Being Honest
Berwick High School l Berwick upon Tweed l 2010 l 8min

Northern Stars Young Filmmakers Academy l Newcastle upon Tyne l 2009 l 4min

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Artist Various Country UK Year 2009 Duration 75 minutes Cert PG