Entries wanted for film festival

THE deadline is looming for budding young movie-makers from Whitby who dream of being the next Hitchcock or Spielberg, to submit their films to the 45th Co-operative Film Festival.

Young people, aged 19 and under, have until Friday 10 June, to get their entries in for the prestigious annual festival.

It will be held at Bradford’s award-winning National Media Museum on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 October.

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

There are no categories to limit the imagination, and film makers are encouraged to tackle issues that concern them, through drama or documentary, animation or comedy, to music video or silent movie.

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

Festival organiser Alicia Walker said: “This major national film festival has helped showcase the talents of thousands of youngsters from across Britain, including hundreds from across Whitby, and has inspired many to go on to work in the film industry.

“With only a month left before the deadline, we urge both experienced movie makers and those who have never made a film before to give it a try – it’s a fantastic opportunity.”

The latest news and entry details can be found on the Festival website at www.co-operative.coop/filmfestival, on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/thecooperativefilmfestival or via Twitter by following @coopfilmfest. Films can now be entered online – please see the website for further details.