Young Film Makers Encouraged to Enter New Competition

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School and college students across Worcestershire are being invited to take part in a film competition.

The competition has been created by Film, Animation and Screenwriting lecturers at the University of Worcester and was launched last month at the Worcestershire Film Festival.

Aimed at anyone involved in pre-university education, the competition invites filmmakers to produce an original and imaginative film that works within the confines of 60 seconds. The categories are Animation, Fiction, Documentary and Experimental.

Reuben Irving, Senior Lecturer in Digital Film Production at the University of Worcester, said: “This is an opportunity for talented filmmakers everywhere to show what they can do.”

Omid Ghanat-Abady, Senior Lecturer in Animation, added: “It can be hard to find places to show your work when you are starting out and it is always amazing to see what people are capable of. Even with youtube there is nothing like gathering together in a cinema to share your work.”

The competition aims to inspire and encourage new filmmaking talent in the region and to bring international voices to the City.

“This is a new venture but one that it is hoped will grow and develop into a major film focus for Worcester,” added Mr Irving. “It grew out of a twin desire; to encourage the next generation of film makers; and also to enhance the cultural richness of the city and develop Worcester and the University as a centre of excellence for film education.”

The deadline for entries is the 20th June 2015. For more information visit the competition website at