With three weeks left in our North Devon AONB Wild Shorts film making competition it's not too late to get outside and shoot your competition entry.
We've spotted these young film makers, out and about with their families at Saunton, collecting footage for their Wild Shorts films. Some great team work here and a good demonstration that you don't need fancy equipment or previous experience to have a go.
The competition is not just for amateurs and families though - there are prize categories for adults too.
If you are still looking for inspiration then visit the AONB's Explore the Coast website. This week's recommendation is the AONB guide Making a Splash. This digital guide provides a great source for research into the landscape, habitats and species in the AONB's aquatic environments. Why not explore a stream, turn some rocks and see what lies beneath? Or show where fresh water meets the sea and tell us what types of plants and animals live in each habitat.
Closing date is 30 November 2016. All shortlisted entries will be shown on the North Devon Moving Image website and their makers will be invited to our celebratory Awards ceremony & prize giving in January 2017 where you will find out if you are a winner!
With 43 days left to enter our Wild Shorts film making competition, now is the perfect time to get out and about in North Devon's Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and capture our stunning natural environment and wildlife on video. Take a look at the ideas below for making your own outdoors autumn film:
North Devon Moving Image CIC (NDMI) wants your Wild Shorts! The local community film making organisation is calling for submissions of short films - between 2 and 4 minutes - about the wildlife and environment within the North Devon Coast Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
The North Devon Coast AONB is designated to protect and conserve our beautiful and diverse coastal landscapes between the Hartland Peninsula and the edge of Exmoor. Amanda McCormack, Creative Director of NDMI, says "We want local people and visitors to capture the special nature of the area on video."
"We are hoping to see films about plants and animals, habitats, landscapes, conservation and just getting out and enjoying the beautiful coast and countryside. The competition is open to all ages - families, schools, young film makers and adults - with exciting prizes for the winning film makers in each category."
The Wild Shorts film making competition is open for entries until Wednesday 30 November 2016 and the competition terms and conditions and details on how to enter are on the NDMI website at www.northdevonmovingimage.org.uk.
To add a helping hand NDMI will be running a limited number of film making workshops for schools, families and community groups. The first event will be for families and will take place at the Braunton Countryside Centre on Sunday 31 July 2016. Additionally there will be some informal 'cafe style' events where people can drop in and get advice on film making techniques and equipment. North Devon Moving Image is delighted to be a Creative Champion in BBC's Get Creative campaign and hope that new film makers young and old will discover new skills and get creative with Wild Shorts.
Amanda adds "NDMI is really lucky to have some great local sponsors for Wild Shorts and so far we have some fabulous prize donations from GoldCoast Oceanfest, Down End Croyde car park, Ilfracombe Aquarium, National Trust, Devon Wildlife Trust membership and Combe Martin Dinosaur & Wildlife Park. We are also really grateful to our funders; the North Devon Coast AONB Sustainable Development Fund, Fullabrook CIC and The Tarka Country Trust - Community Wildlife Fund. "
Caroline Leaver, Member of the Partnership that oversee the AONB commented
"The coast of Northern Devon really is Outstandingly beautiful. It is contains some amazing scenery, wildlife and a range of world class beaches and coastal environments. The North Devon AONB Board is thrilled to be able to support the Wild Shorts competition, which will showcase some of what makes this area so special. We'd love to see entries from film makers of all ages, showing wildlife, habitats and what people enjoy about our coastline. North Devon Moving Image will be running training courses locally too, so its a great chance to learn new skills."
We are delighted to announce that North Devon Coast AONB and Fullabrook CIC are supporting North Devon Moving Image with funding to help run a wildlife and environmental short film competition.
We are working on sourcing some fabulous prizes from local businesses and fans of the AONB and will update the website with all the entry details on 1 June 26 when the competition opens.
What we can tell you is that the competition will be open to all ages and there will be a prize for each age category.
Keep up to date with all the latest news from NDMI Creative Director Amanda McCormack.
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