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DIY Film challenge #4 – The North

16 – 25 year old? Interested in breaking into film? Living in the North of England? Then join our fourth DIY film challenge, where our panel of industry professionals challenge you to make a short film on your phone (under 3 mins) and be in with a chance to win a £1000 bursary and mentoring opportunities.

For our fourth DIY film challenge, we want you to be inspired by ‘The North’. What does the North mean to you? What makes the North unique? Maybe you want to focus on a particular city, town or village you grew up in, one you have moved to or visited a lot. You might explore what makes that Northern place special; is it the music, the fashion, the food, the football? You could tell us a story about the North, the people who live here or the communities who have made the North home.

We don’t mind what you do, what tone, theme, genre or approach you take, as long as your film is inspired by ‘The North’!

Entries can be anywhere from 60 seconds to 3 mins.

Entries will be reviewed by three industry professionals including BFI network and a guest producer.

The winner will be announced at our in person event in July, where you will get to watch some of the shortlisted films on the big screen at HOME cinema in Manchester, get some top tips from our industry guests and the opportunity to meet other filmmakers afterwards.

The winner of the DIY challenge will receive one to one mentoring with an industry professional and a £1000 bursary to put towards their career; whether that is to buy some kit, put towards studying or making your next short film.

Want some tips on DIY film making?

Maybe you’ve never made a film on your phone before or you just want to get some tips from a filmmaker before submitting your entry. Join us for our How to make a film on your phone workshop on Mon 30 May, 17:30 – 19:30 at HOME. Booking required.

Any questions? please email at Isobel.glenton@homemcr.org

Sign up to the emailing list to get update when submissions open and the rest of the programme.

Led in partnership by HOME, Manchester and Showroom Cinema, Sheffield working with a wide-ranging group of exhibitors and filmmakers throughout the region.

This activity is part of the UK-wide BFI Film Academy programme and is supported using funds from the National Lottery #NationalLottery @bfifilmacademy