Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival offers even more opportunities to get involved!

14/07/2011

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival offers even more opportunities to get involved!

Last year Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival offered more screenings, workshops and hands-on activity than ever before, giving hundreds of local children, young people and families the opportunity to really get involved – and this year the Festival is offering even more!

Film Nights at the Bee Hive Café
Once again the Festival team have teamed up with Berwick Youth Project to open up the film world to young people in Berwick-upon-Tweed. Starting on Thursday 28th July from 6pm-9pm at The Bee Hive Café all young people are invited to come along and see some great films, take part in quizzes with the chance to win prizes, help to programme the festival and be part of the selection committee for the Chris Anderson Award for Best Young Filmmaker!

“It’s great to be working with the Berwick Youth Project again to watch films and find out more about how they are made. This year we will be watching feature films, selecting the films for the Chris Anderson Award and lots more.”
Adam Graham, Youth Projects Producer, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival

Chris Anderson Award for Best Young Filmmaker
Calling all young filmmakers! If you have made a film, want to make a film or plan to make a film here is your chance to see it on the big screen at The Maltings Theatre! Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival is now seeking submissions of short films and moving image works made by young people under 19 to compete for the Chris Anderson Award and a cash prize. The winning film will also be screened at the Leeds Young
People's Film Festival,¬ one of the biggest film festivals in the UK for
young people. This competition commemorates the life of Chris Anderson who was an active supporter of both the Festival and young filmmaking.

Selected films for the competition will be screened at The Maltings Theatre
on Saturday 24th September. Participants of the Film Nights at the Bee Hive Café will select the programme of films that make up the final competition programme.

Deadline for submissions is Friday 26th August 2011

Chelsea Feeney (aged 18) of Beacon Hill Film Project, winner of last year’s Chris Anderson Award for  ‘The Pirate and the Mermaid’ said “It was great to get selected for and win the Chris Anderson Award and have it screened at Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival. It made me and my friends feel very proud.”

“Not only do you get to see your film on the big screen we are able to once again offer a cash prize to the best young filmmaker in the North East and Scottish Borders thanks to the family of Chris Andersons’ generous support.”
Adam Graham, Youth Projects Producer, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival

The 2011 Festival
Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival returns 23 – 25 September with a whole host of screenings and events in the Maltings and across the town.

“We hope to build on the success of last year and have more films, workshops and activities for children, young people and families to get involved before and during the festival.”
Melanie Iredale, Festival Director, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival

The programme will be announced end August in programme guides which will be available to pick up around the area and  on www.berwickfilm-artsfest.com. Meanwhile, to contact Adam, Youth Projects Producer, email adam@berwickfilm-artsfest.com or call on 01289 303355
 

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