Budding young movie makers wanted for The Co-operative Film Festival

February 04, 2010

The Co-operative is calling for budding young movie makers who dream of changing the world, to submit short films to The Co-operative Film Festival

Youngsters, aged 19 and under, have until Friday, 28 May to get their entries in for the prestigious Festival, formerly known as the Co-operative Young Film Makers Festival. It will be held at Bradford’s award-winning National Media Museum on Thursday, 7 and Friday, 8 October 2010.

Through drama or documentary, animation or comedy, music video or silent movies, film makers are encouraged to be co-operative, creative, innovative and experimental and tackle issues that concern them such as climate change, Fairtrade or community.

Entries should be no more than six minutes long and will be viewed and selected by a panel of media professionals and educationalists. 

Not only will film makers get to see their work on the big screen at this major national venue but they can also take part in exciting events and masterclasses hosted by film experts, and receive feedback on their film.

Festival Patron and Director of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, Edgar Wright said: “The Co-operative Film Festival is a fantastic opportunity for any young film maker. First and foremost you get to see your work on the big screen. I saw all of my early shorts in front of packed houses at the National Media Museum. It was great and inspired me ever onward.”

Organiser Debbie Kendal added: “This major national film festival has helped showcase the talents of thousands of youngsters and inspired many to go on to work in the film industry. It’s a great opportunity and we urge both experienced movie makers and those who have never made a film before to give it a try.”

To download an entry form log on to the website www.co-operative.coop/filmfestival. Enquiries should be emailed to filmfestival@co-operative.coop