Educational Charity Into Film invited North Devon Moving Image to a creative challenge... to support a group of students at Great Torrington School to make a film in a day!
Written and created by the students, aged between 12 and 14, "Missing" is a chilling drama: "When Lucy goes missing, everyone is trying to pin the blame on others. But while they are doing this, they are completely blind to the reality as to why she’s gone."
The students threw themselves wholeheartedly into the task and demonstrated their creative skills both in front of and behind the camera.
Amanda McCormack, lead film making facilitator for the day, said "For any film to be successful you have to start with a good story and the students wrote a brilliant one! The young film makers and actors were really professional in their approach to creating their film in a day and I think you'll agree that their hard work has paid off". Click below to watch the film on the Into Film Shorts YouTube channel.
Into Film puts film at the heart of the educational and personal development of children and young people across the UK - supporting schools to run film clubs, providing educational resources and training for educators. If you want to find out more about running a film club or to see what else Into Film has to offer, visit their website.
Competition opportunity for young North Devon film makers.
Education charity Into Film are calling for submissions of short films from young people aged 19 and under.
Here are the entry categories:
Best Animation: 12 and under; 13 and over.
You can enter any kind of animation to the Best Animation categories. Whether it's silhouette cut-outs; clay-mation, a flip book animation, or a combination of all of these techniques, Into Film want to see what young people can create when they use film to bring their imagination to life.
Best Live Action: 12 and under; 13 and over.
Live action films can be any genre, but the judges want to see fantastic creativity, innovative use of filming techniques and brilliant stories.
Best Documentary: 12 and under; 13 and over.
True stories documented skillfully. Entries can be dramatic recreations, or take a more artistic or experimental approach to documentary storytelling but most of all Into Film want to hear young peoples' voices, and see their vision through film.
Into Space and Home: 12 and under; 13 and over.
To celebrate the imaginative work conducted on European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Tim Peake's Principia mission, Into Film has teamed up with the UK Space Agency again to deliver an exciting new filmmaking competition for 5-19 year-olds, Into Film: Into Space & Home. Budding young filmmakers can enter this out-of-this-world competition by creating short films inspired by space exploration and Tim's stellar mission.
The deadline for entries is Tuesday 31 January 2017. All nominees will be invited to the awards ceremony at the ODEON Cinema, Leicester Square in London, on Tuesday 14 March 2017. You can find further details and enter the Awards here: https://www.intofilm.org/awards
North Devon Moving Image was commissioned by education charity Into Film to deliver a series of workshops to young film makers in North Devon from February to May this year.
We worked with Instow Primary School, St Anne's Film Club in Barnstaple and Petroc Supported Internship Programme in Barnstaple, North Devon. Each group experimented with different equipment and techniques and came up with an idea for a two minute film. In their groups they then decided on the story and film making methods they would use. The young film makers had creative control over their productions from start to finish and used the skills they had learned in the earlier sessions to create three very different but equally fabulous films (see below).
Yesterday evening we celebrated the success of the project with a screening event at Petroc in Barnstaple to reward the film makers for their hard work and creativity and thank all the staff who helped facilitate the project.
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