Young budding filmmakers will showcase their talent at the Scunthorpe Young People’s Film Festival on Friday 2 and Saturday 3 March.
This is a brilliant opportunity for young people aged between eight and 25-years-old to share their original films in a competitive showcase.
It will be held at the Base Youth Arts Centre, Church Square in Scunthorpe.
The festival will kick off with a screening from the Tinpot Film Club on Friday 2 March with their film Submarine (certificate 15). It is a coming of age comedy that doesn’t let principles stand in the way of progress, starring Craig Roberts (Being Human) and Paddy Considine (Hot Fuzz) with original songs by Alex Turner from Artic Monkeys.
The doors will open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Tickets cost £3.50 or £2.50 for concessions. Refreshments will be available and there will also be an after show discussion.
The main day of the Film Festival, Saturday 3 March, will screen the shortlisted entries for the three categories - animation, fiction and documentary.
Prizes will be awarded in all three categories for three different age ranges - eight to 11-years-old, 12 to 16-years-old and 17 to 25-years-old.
There will also be special talks and presentations as part of the Film Festival on Saturday 3 March:
Sponsorship and funding with Paul Drury at 1pm - Paul Drury works for FIVE33, an agency based in LA and London, with clients including Warner Bros, Universal and Disney. His role there includes brand marketing, franchising, strategic partnerships, events and digital.
Dr Martin Fradley on Shane Meadows at 2pm - Dr Martin Fradley is the UK’s leading academic expert on British director, Shane Meadows (This is England, Dean Man’s Shows and A Room for Romeo Brass). He is in the process of co-editing a book and a special issue of ‘Journal of British Cinema and Television’ on this subject.
Local filmmaker, Dave Smith will be giving a presentation.
Stuntman Rick English will be sending a special message to the festival.
There will also be a fashion show with a 1950s and 1980s theme from Old School Clothing Company.
Anyone interested in attending the festival should call 01724 297077 for more details. For more information about the festival visit the Buzz Website.
Cllr David Robinson, lead member for Asset and Estate Management, Sport, Leisure and Culture, said:
“The Scunthorpe Young People’s Film Festival is a marvellous opportunity for the area’s young people to show off their creativity and receive help and advice from people working in the industry.
“I’m sure the festival is going to be brilliant. Well done to all the young people that have been shortlisted.”
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