Eastbourne Film Festival will hold an inaugural youth event at The Birley Centre in November and would like to invite entries.
The EFF is keen to receive submissions of short films along the theme of Love Eastbourne, celebrating not just the beauty of the town and its downland surroundings but also the multifaceted creative talent of young people. The festival is open to all schools, colleges, youth groups, clubs and individuals
Eastbourne Film Festival chairman Tim Marriott said, “We hope that Love Eastbourne will provide a dynamic forum for young film-makers and enthusiasts to engage, explore and discover new cinematic creativity in a mutually supportive and nurturing environment. Entries for the festival will fall into three categories for ages 11-16, 16-19 and 19-25. An award ceremony will follow a day of screenings on November 8. Awards will be adjudicated by a panel of experienced practitioners in the film industry and will be awarded to winning entries in a number of different categories from script writing to cinematography, acting performances to directing.”
The top 20 short films will be edited by sponsors of the event Smokescreen Visuals into a feature length episodic movie, which will be available on DVD or download shortly after the event. Register by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating intention to make a submission. A short independent film should be entered by October 23 either by sending in a DVD or emailing a viewing link. Further information, guidelines, tips for filmmaking and entry forms are available on the website, www.eastbournefilmfesti val.co.uk. A launch party for all those who register interest will be held at the College Theatre Eastbourne on Saturday September 19 at 6pm.
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