Sep 102014
 

cinema sports2Call for participants across the UK and around the world – you are invited to join youth and adult teams from around the East Durham area of North East England to participate in an exciting 1 day film challenge.  Make a short movie in under 10 hours as part of Cinemasports UK. Participation can be from schools, youth groups etc or individuals.

Your film must include our 3 thematic ingredients which are MAP, REFLECTION AND WHISPER.

Finished movies must be less than 3 minutes, contain little or no dialogue and use copyright free music (if appropriate).

Movies are due at noon on Thursday 9th October 2014 to be uploaded to a shared Dropbox folder.

Each of your teams will spend a maximum of 10 hours total (planning, shooting, editing) on their movie.
Teams may work on their movie in one long day or spread out over a few days.

There will be awards for Best UK Entry, International Entry, Use of Ingredients, Concept, Camera, Editing, Directing and Acting.

Movies will screen at Kids for Kids UK East Durham Creates Cinemasports Screening in County Durham on Monday 13th October (time tbc).

For more information and to register please contact Helen Ward on info@kidsforkidsuk.org

Sign up here: http://cinemasports.com/event-group/cinemasports-autumn-2014

For examples of past Cinemasports events, see the website at www.cinemasports.com
Visit our Cinemasports Channels on on Vimeo at http://vimeo.com/channels/601782 and http://vimeo.com/channels/426218

This programme is delivered in partnership with East Durham Creates,  a programme of creative and cultural activity developed with and for the people of East Durham, starting in May 2014 and continuing until summer 2016. You can find more information about the programme here: http://eastdurhamcreates.co.uk/EDC/

 

Sep 052014
 

Aged 16-19 years? Live in County Durham? Interested in filmmaking? Available during October Half Term and some saturdays in November and December? Then get in touch with Kids for Kids UK either by email info@kidsforkidsuk.org or by phone 01388 765002 to find out how to apply for the 2014/15 BFI Academy. Its a great chance to work with film professionals, meet new people, make new friends and have loads of fun whilst learning lots of new skills. Watch the highlights from last year’s BFI Academies to get a taste for what you could do.  You can download more information and the application form here: Year 2 KFK UK BFI Academy Application

Sep 052014
 

Thank you for your submission(s) to this year’s Kids for Kids UK Film Competition.  We are now going to spend the next few weeks shortlisting and will  be in touch with everyone who submitted a film before the end of September to let you know if your film(s) has been shortlisted for screening and an award.

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Aug 112014
 

Applications are now invited from young people between the ages of 16-19 for our second BFI Film Academy for County Durham – information and application form are available by email to info@kidsforkidsuk.org.

The BFI Film Academy (www.bfi.org.uk/filmacademy) aims to help train and inspire the next generation of British filmmakers and offers training for every film industry role, from writing and directing through to production, sound design, editing and camera work, the academy also provides learning around film history and cinematic storytelling to inspire an appreciation of film culture in the round.

After completing the BFI Film Academy course, young people are able to progress to a range of other exciting opportunities.

At last years’ Film Academy we worked with 12 young people from around County Durham, who attended a range of master classes with industry professionals, the students then devised, shot and edited a fantastic short film, which premiered at the new Victoria Centre in Howden-le-Wear and has since gone on to be screened at various film festivals around the world.

All enquires to be directed to Helen Ward either by email (info@kidsforkidsuk.org or phone 01388 765002)

Closing date for applications is October 13th 2014 at 12 noon

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Jul 222014
 
Calling all young filmmakers from the UK aged 6 – 19 years

The UK Kids for Kids Film Festival, now in it’s 6th year of operation, is seeking submissions of short films made by children and young people of up to 10 minutes  for its annual national film competition.

Categories are * Live Action * Animation * One Minute Films

Selected films for the competition section will be screened at the BFI Southbank in London on Saturday 15th November 2014.

The festival team will appoint an international professional jury and a children’s jury who will award the following prizes:
Best Film in each age group and in each category, and one Grand Prize for Outstanding Achievement for a film made by children and young people from each age group with the winners of this award also having their film classified by the British Board of Film Classification.

Awards and Prizes will be announced at the conclusion of the competition at the BFI Southbank.  Full details of events to follow.

Deadline for entries is 31st August, 2014

Please read the competition guidelines before you submit your film which can be downloaded here: KFK-guidelines

Submit your film using the online submission form on our website here and then send us your film either on DVD or via We Transfer before the deadline date of 31st August to info@kidsforkidsuk.org.

Jul 102014
 

VUE MOVIEMAKERS 12ALocal primary school children’s screenwriting dreams come to life

Four children from Beaconhill Community Primary School saw their Hollywood dreams come true as their competition-winning short films premiered on the big screen at Vue Cramlington in early July.

In a competition to celebrate the first anniversary of Vue Cramlington, pupils were asked to put their creative minds to work and design an exciting movie storyboard using “Hollywood comes to Cramlington” as inspiration.

The three exceptional stories chosen to be made into Hollywood-style blockbusters were Shaun Fantozzi’s action-packed hero epic, Superdog, Daniel Clack’s mischievous cat comedy, Me-Ow, and the eerie Monster Who Went to School by LIlian Rintoul and Chelsea Richards.

The films were then developed into animations by young award winning filmmakers from our national film competition who went on to create the final films with support from our team.   Jacob Crow from Barnard Castle, County Durham cleverly crafted Superdog using LEGO® animation while Joe Blandamer from Devon put his sculpting skills to work for Me-Ow using plasticine animation.  The Remix Group, a team of four young people from the Washington Arts Centre, creatively developed Monster Who Went to School entirely from their own illustrations and voiceovers.

Kieran Lancini, Vue PR & Publicity Manager, says, “We were overwhelmed by the creative talents of local Cramlington children. Choosing our three winners to have their stories made into films from so many great entries was not an easy decision.

“Since opening our doors in Cramlington last year, we’ve wanted to bring a little bit of Hollywood to the community. It’s been fantastic to be able to take this a step further and work with local children to help their aspiring Hollywood dreams come to life, while also working with passionate and talented young filmmakers from Kids for Kids UK to make it happen.”

The films premiered at a special screening exclusively for Beaconhill Community Primary School where the winning children were presented with an Oscar-style accolade for their work.

For more information on the Vue cinemas please visit www.myvue.com.

Watch the 3 films below

Superdog from Kids for Kids UK on Vimeo.

Meow from Kids for Kids UK on Vimeo.

Monster Who Went To School from Kids for Kids UK on Vimeo.

Jun 042014
 

Dear Friend

We launched our first ever Kickstarter Campaign today to help raise some funds to enable us to put on the best ever Kids for Kids UK Film Competition at the BFI Southbank in London later on this year.

In order to do this we really do need YOUR help.

It’s the first time we have ever asked so please DONATE and share our campaign with your friends, family, work colleagues and all your millionaire mates.  If you like what we do, have benefitted in the past from any of our work now is the time to let us know.

A small amount of funding will help us to continue providing opportunities for children and young people to showcase their brilliant films, have them screened at a flagship London based cinema and for many talented kids to win big shiny awards for sharing their wonderful talent and imagination with us.  If we smash our target we can also provide travel bursaries for individuals and groups to attend the event in London in November this year.

You can visit our campaign here to see what it is all about and to make that all important donation
www.kickstarter.com/projects/kfkuk/kids-for-kids-uk-national-competition-2014

Please watch our young peoples campaign film here

Kids for Kids UK kickstarter campaign video from Kids for Kids UK on Vimeo.

Please give what you can and share our campaign with everyone you know.

Best Wishes Helen and Gareth

Jun 042014
 

Young Filmmakers Competition

Open for Entries! as part of what will be the 10th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival! The Competition celebrates the talents and imaginations of young filmmakers aged up to 19 years old from across North East England and South East Scotland. This year, we are proud to announce two awards; recognising the filmmaking talents of those aged 15-19 through the Chris Anderson Award, and new for this year is the Young Filmmakers Award for filmmakers aged 14 and under, supported by Simpsons McCreath Trust. Shortlisted filmmakers will see their films on the big screen over the Festival weekend and be in chance of winning £250 towards their next filmmaking project. The Young Filmmakers Competition is open to schools, colleges, youth groups as well as welcoming entries from individuals. It’s quick, easy and free of charge to submit – we accept entries online or on DVD. Please visit the website for more information www.berwickfilm-artsfest.com

May 312014
 

Calling all young filmmakers from the UK aged 6 – 19 years

The UK Kids for Kids Film Festival, now in it’s 6th year of operation, is seeking submissions of short films made by children and young people of up to 7 minutes  for its annual national film competition.

Categories are * Live Action * Animation * One Minute Films

Selected films for the competition section will be screened at the BFI Southbank in London on Saturday 15th November 2014.

The festival team will appoint an international professional jury and a children’s jury who will award the following prizes:
Best Film in each age group and in each category, and one Grand Prize for Outstanding Achievement for a film made by children and young people from each age group with the winners of this award also having their film classified by the British Board of Film Classification.

Awards and Prizes will be announced at the conclusion of the competition at the BFI Southbank.  Full details of events to follow.

Deadline for entries is 31st August, 2014

Please read the competition guidelines before you submit your film which can be downloaded here: KFK-guidelines

Submit your film using the online submission form on our website and then send us your film either on DVD or via We Transfer before the deadline date of 31st August to info@kidsforkidsuk.org.