Announcing the winners of the Young Filmmakers Showcase


Announcing the winners of the Young Filmmakers Showcase

We are proud to announce the winners of the Young Filmmakers Showcase 2015. The prestigious prize aims to encourage and support budding young filmmakers in our region through two separate competition streams. The competition is a celebration of young filmmaking talent from across North East England and South East Scotland.

Memories by Michael M Neal

Winner of The Chris Anderson Award (for filmmakers 15-19 years old)
Michael's film was selected for the Chris Anderson Award, which commemorates the life of Chris Anderson who was an active supporter of our Festival and of developing skills in 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.

Blackout Murder by Amber Smith

Winner of the Young Filmmakers Award (for filmmakers 14 years and under)
Amber, age 8, won the Young Filmmakers Award with her stop motion comedic murder mystery.

Both filmmakers won a cash prize of £250 to go towards their next filmmaking project.

The awards were deliberated by our jury: Andy Simpson, a filmmaker who regularly works with young people; Sanne Jehoul from Glasgow Short Film Festival and Conflux Scotland; and Merrick Thompson, who facilitates filmmaking workshops and exercises with young people through Berwick Youth Project; and presented by Festival Director Peter Taylor and Board Chairman Huw Davies.