Make a film - Change your world

March 13, 2009

The Co-operative is calling for budding young movie-makers who dream of changing the world, to submit entries to the prestigious Co-operative Young Film-Makers Festival. 

Youngsters, aged 19 and under, have until Friday, 26 June to get their entries in for the 2009 Festival which will be held at Bradford’s award-winning National Media Museum on Thursday, 8 and Friday, 9 October.

Through drama or documentary, animation or comedy, music video or silent movie, film-makers can tackle issues that concern them, such as climate change, Fairtrade, animal welfare or healthy living. Alternatively they can make a movie about their life, community or experiences. 

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: “Co-operative Young Film-Makers 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 and for useful film-maker information, advice sheets and more information log on to the website www.youngfilm-makers.coop.