Submissions now open for this year’s St Neots Film Festival
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Following on from the success of the first St Neots Film Festival in 2016, organisers are calling for submissions of short films for this year’s event.
The festival will take place at Cineworld, St Neots on November 8/9. Films of up to 20 minutes from any genre can be submitted to the festival. Submission is free and makers of shortlisted films will receive free entry to the festival.
Prizes will be awarded to winners from the following categories: documentaries, films by children, films by teenagers and films by adults. One film will also be selected as the mayor’s choice.
The event has attracted sponsorship from Into Film, an organisation which gives children and young people the opportunity to experience film creatively whether that be watching, critiquing or making. Last year, about 200 cinema-goers enjoyed 40 short films which showcased the work of filmmakers from the Cambridgeshire area. The 2016 winners were:
Best film by an adult – The Birch by Ben Franklin and Anthony Melton
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Best film by a child – Italy by Amber Moore
Best film by a teenager – The Door by Olivia Jordan
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- 2 Shocks all round as police pull over 'white van man'
- 3 Man who burgled his own father’s home is sentenced
- 4 Seven men jailed for stealing bikes worth £70k
- 5 Father-of-five murdered due to 'drug deal dispute gone wrong'
- 6 Axe seized and two people charged for drink driving in St Ives
- 7 'Trolley waits' hit high for trust that oversees Hinchingbrooke Hospital
- 8 Man charged after knife found in St Neots police raid
- 9 Diners at St Ives pub help raise £8k for hospitality charity
- 10 Moving day for Black Cat Radio
Best documentary – The Great Fen Spitfire by Martyn Moore
After picking up the 2016 best film by adults award, Huntingdon-based Ben Franklin, co-director of The Birch said: “I hope this year serves as an inspiration for all other local filmmakers, that they too can have their films selected as part of this festival and have their achievements recognised in the same way we did. If you enjoy filmmaking there are so many opportunities for you to be able to get out and shoot your short film now, even if it’s simply just by using your camera-phone.”
For more information, visit www.stneotsfilmfestival.co.uk. Submissions should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org by midday on October 8.