Guernsey Arts Commission prize at new Film Festival

Guernsey Filmmakers are launching an open competition with £100 prizes in four categories as part of their first ever film festival.

One of the prizes, for filmmakers ages between 18 and 25, is being sponsored by the Guernsey Arts Commission.

Any Guernsey resident making films in any format can enter the competition.  The finished film must be submitted on a DVD with an entry form which can be downloaded from www.guernseyfilmmakers.org or can be picked up from Soundtrack, Guernsey Photographics Ltd, Jessops, iQ, NSEW (Town and Bridge), Southside Barbers, the Guille-Alles library and the Guernsey Information Centre.

The maximum length for films is five minutes and the competition categories are: Nature, Guernsey, Open and Young Filmmakers aged 18-25.

The entries will be judged by a panel of three eminent local film makers.

The presentation will be held at the festival evening in the Grammar School Lecture Theatre on Friday 7th October. The best twelve films will be screened, and the prizes of £100 in each category will be awarded.

This has been made possible by generous sponsorship from Soundtrack, Creaseys, Le Friquet, and the Guernsey Arts Commission.

The aim of the competition is to revitalise interest in the Guernsey Filmmakers club by involving the local community and appealing to a broader range of film makers. Next year’s programme will include workshops, lectures and visits in addition to the regular competitions.

The closing date for entries is 1st September 2011 and winners will be announced at a presentation evening on 7th October.

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