Announcing the Chris Anderson Award nominees and Jury....


Announcing the Chris Anderson Award nominees and Jury....

The nominations for The Chris Anderson Award for Best Young Filmmaker 2013 have been announced – showcasing twelve films made by young filmmakers aged 11 – 19, and from across North East England and South East Scotland, from Teesside to Edinburgh.

Most of the young filmmakers involved will be in attendance at the Young Filmmakers Showcase on Sunday 29th September at The Maltings Theatre & Cinema, presented as part of the Festival and sponsored by the National Youth Film Academy.

The winning film will be awarded a £200 cash prize to go towards the young filmmakers’ next project. The winner will be announced on the day by a high profile jury including Rob Earnshaw (Chairman of the National Youth Film Academy), local filmmaker Alysoun Sharpe, and director Kari Ann Moe, who is travelling to Berwick from Oslo, Norway. The NYFA are also offering 3 full scholarships to the National Youth Film Academy for individual filmmakers and actors in the selection with exceptional talent. The event will be presented by comedy writer, performer, filmmaker James Harris.

The award is being presented in memory of the late Chris Anderson, one of the Festival’s founders, and an active supporter of nurturing young filmmakers. The prize has been donated by his family, widow Chrissie Anderson and son Paul W.S. Anderson, the Hollywood blockbuster director behind the Resident Evil series.

For the nominations in full in and to find out more about the Jury please click here.