Monday, 26 April 2010

Calling all YOUNG FILMMAKERS ...

The Village Screen project, part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, is looking for a mix of inspiring, funny, original and challenging films from young filmmakers, aged 12 to 24, to show on our big screens (25 metres squared) at the Glastonbury Festival, Wednesday 23–Sunday 27 June 2010.



We are looking for films in the following categories:
Welcome the World – an open call for silent films with a purely visual narrative, celebrating the values of the Olympic Games: Friendship, Courage, Determination, Excellence, Equality, Respect and Inspiration Hug the Planet – supported by Natural England, in the International Year of Biodiversity, an open call for films with a strong visual narrative (not reliant on dialogue to get your story across), focussing on creative and innovative approaches to the five themes of sustainability in the natural world: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Healthy Living, Inclusion, Waste.

One filmmaker in each category will be chosen to receive a pair of tickets to attend the 2010 Glastonbury Festival (Wednesday 23–Sunday 27 June).

For further information click on the link to visit the: ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND website, or view the terms and conditions below.

Good luck! Let us know if you enter and we'll keep everyone posted on your progress and promote your film!?
Terms & Conditions of the Open Call for Short Films
Films should be submitted in DVD format and should be accompanied by a completed submissions/permissions form (downloadable here) by Tuesday 4th May 2010 to: Gwen Joy,


Watershed
No 1 Canon’s Row
Harbourside
Bristol BS1 5TX
Neither the Village Screen project nor the Watershed can take responsibility for undelivered or lost content and recommends that “master copies” should not be sent under any circumstances. Neither the Village Screen project nor the Watershed can commit to returning DVDs but will ensure that film-makers whose work is accepted for screening are informed; Films can be made in any genre (animation; black and white; drama; documentary etc); Filmmakers should avoid including commercial branding within the body of their films and, under no account, can include the names, brands or logos of commercial sponsors in the title sequences of their films; Films can be made and submitted by individuals; small groups; or whole classes; While we encourage entrants to improve their skills and seek the guidance of more experienced film-makers, we expect the creative ideas, content, camera work and editing to be the work of young film-makers; To ensure those chosen to receive a pair of free tickets get them in good time, we will ask for the contact details of both prospective recipients in advance (on the submissions/permissions form); without this information we cannot consider you for tickets, though your film will still be considered for screening; Those receiving free tickets will be expected to comply with the full list of terms and conditions issued by Glastonbury Festival (which will be sent to you with your ticket), but please note now that:
Tickets are strictly non-transferable;


All under 16s must be accompanied by an adult;


Ticket holders will be expected to bring and carry photo id at all times
• The decisions of the selection panel, ratified by the organisers of the Village Screen project, will be considered final.

Be First! Be Informed!
Creativity without limitations or accessibilities

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