a.. What is the National Young Filmmakers Award? The NYFA is designed to
show the very best films made by young people in the UK as part of Leeds
Children and Young People's Film Festival, a part of Leeds City Council.
As a Film Festival we want to encourage good filmmaking and there are some
notes below about the
kind of film we are looking for.
a.. Will all the films entered into the Festival be shown? Not all films
sent to the Festival will be screened. We will select the films by screening
them for a panel consisting of members of the Film Festival team, Laurence
Boyce ~ film reviewer and journalist for magazines including Leeds Guide,
Hotdog and kamera.co.uk, and a panel of children and young people from our
Young Consultants group who will be working with us to plan the Festival.
a.. Whilst there are no strict rules about the kind of films that should
be entered for the Award, the selection panel will be looking for talent and
originality in one or more of the following areas:
a.. The idea for the film
b.. The story or subject of the film
c.. The use of filming equipment
If your film is successful, then we will contact you by the beginning of
March 2004. If you do not hear from us then your film has not been selected
but there are many Film Festivals that accept films made by children and
young people and if you are interested in knowing more about these please
contact us and we can send you a list.
To enter your film into the Festival it MUST be:
a.. Produced by children/young people.
By this we mean that the majority of the people involved in the production
must be aged between 9 and 18 years old. In addition, the script or story
must have been written or devised by young people aged 9 - 18 or under and
young people must have been involved in using the camera and sound equipment
and been involved in the editing process for the production.
b.. Fiction (live action or animation) or Documentary
c.. No longer than 10 Minutes
d.. Completed after July 2002
The films will also be divided up into the following sections according to
the age of the filmmakers:
a.. 9 - 14 years
a.. 15 -18 years
a.. 9 - 14 years
b.. 15 - 18 years
Young People's Media Network
European Centre for Media Competence
Phone: +49 176 2700 1399
Mailing list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/youthful-media
The YPMN is supported by UNICEF and hosted by the ECMC.