Eat my shorts

CO-OP, owner of Whitby’s largest supermarket, is encouraging budding film makers to submit their short films for a major national festival.

Youngsters aged 19 and under can submit a film for selection by a panel of film and media professionals, to be shown at the 45th annual Co-operative Film Festival.

Films selected will be shown on the big screen at Bradford’s National Media Museum and entrants will be invited to attend events and masterclasses hosted by film experts.

Entries should be no longer than six minutes long and there are no specific categories, although film makers are encouraged to tackle issues that concern them, through drama and documentary, animation or comedy, or even a music video or silent movie.

Festival organiser Mags Bradbury, the Co-operative group’s national projects manager, said: “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.

“If you are passionate about the world around you, pick up a camera and have your say - and you could see your short film up on the big screen.”

For further details visit www.co-operative.coop/filmfestival or view the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/thecooperativefilmfestival.