Chris Anderson Award for Best Young Filmmaker


Chris Anderson Award for Best Young Filmmaker

Calling all young filmmakers from North East England and Scottish Borders aged 19 years and under...

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival is a spectacular celebration of the art
of the moving image, and the largest film festival in the North East and
Scottish Borders, located in the border town of Berwick upon Tweed.

The Festival is set to return for a 7th time, Friday 23 ¬- Sunday 25
September 2011, spilling out of the Maltings Theatre and into various unique
architectural locations across the town during one action-packed weekend.

The 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.

The Chris Anderson Award was launched in 2007 to encourage young people
involved in filmmaking and to identify promising new talent across the North
East and Scottish Borders. The award offers a cash prize which has kindly
been donated by the family of Chris Anderson - his widow Chrissie Anderson,
and his son Paul WS Anderson, director of Resident Evil and Alien Vs

Selected films for the competition will be screened at The Maltings Theatre
on Saturday 24th September.

A young programming committee from the Festival Film Club at Berwick Youth
Project will select the programme of films that make up the final
competition programme.

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.” Chelsea Feeney (age 18) Beacon Hill Film Project, ‘The Pirate and the Mermaid’ Winning film 2010

Getting a special mention was cool, it was great to have so many people enjoy my film” Abby Thomson (9) Director of ‘How to Make Friends’ Jury Special Mention 2010

For submission guidelines and entry form click here

Deadline for submissions is Friday 26th August 2011