Students & Young People

Young Filmmakers' Competition

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival's Young Filmmakers' Competition 2017 is now open for entries! The prestigious prize aims to encourage and support budding young filmmakers in our region through two separate competition streams, The Chris Anderson Award (for filmmakers 15-19 years old) and the Young Filmmakers' Award (for filmmakers 14 years and under).

Last year's Chris Anderson Award winner was Limbo by Roisin Kennan, Sophie Gregan and Lewis Pasola and the Young Filmmaker Award went to Izzy Gale, Stephanie Cartledge and Jessica Hawkins for their short film, Escape.

All shortlisted films are shown on the big screen during the Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival. The Young Filmmakers' Competition is open to schools, colleges, youth groups and individuals, and is free to enter. The deadline for applications is Friday 30 June 2017, 5pm.

For more information please visit our Young Filmmakers' Competition page.


Schools Screenings


Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival will hold three school screenings for local first, middle and high school children and young people during the Festival period in September 2017.


Arts Award Supporter

Our Arts Award Supporter role offers varied opportunities for young people to participate in our film festival. During the festival we present a youth programme that provides opportunities to:

  • attend screenings of new films,
  • attend related workshops,
  • participate in post film Q&As with film directors and artists talks,
  • volunteer with us - there are various roles across the festival for people 16 years and over.
  • there is also the opportunity to see your films on the big screen at a public screening through our Young Filmmakers' Competition.

Our Arts Award Supporter offer is particularly relevant for developing your Bronze, Silver or Gold Arts Awards portfolios. Look out for the Arts Award Supporter badge for relevant activities.