RTS awards put North East's young filmmakers in the spotlight
Released: Monday 9th January 2012 at 09:35
Budding young Spielbergs with a passion for TV and filmmaking are being invited to showcase their talents at one of the region’s most prestigious media festivals.
The Royal Television Society (RTS) North East and Borders Centre is calling on schools, colleges and film clubs throughout the North East, North Yorkshire, Cumbria and the Borders for entries to its annual Young Peoples’ Media Festival (YPMF), which is being staged next spring in Sunderland.
This showcase event for young filmmakers has been running in the region for more than two decades and has proved an important stepping stone for would-be producers and directors in the 14 to 19 age group.
The awards are split into three festivals: the Junior Festival (five to 13), which is a showcase for the youngest entrants; the Senior Festival; and the Senior Professionally Supported Festival, which is for young people who have been supported by media organisations to develop media skills. The Senior Festivals are competitive events for those aged 14 to 19 and will be judged across categories in drama, documentary and entertainment. The most outstanding work from the entries will be recognised and may be awarded a Royal Television Society Certificate.
All entries are judged by media professionals who will be looking for originality, scripting, creativity, visual flair, awareness of the target audience, use of resources and professionalism.
The Young Peoples’ Media Festival 2012 will be held at the University of Sunderland on 16 May and 23 May, in the prestigious David Puttnam Media Centre on the banks of the River Wear.
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