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Free film screenings for young people

Into Film FestivalYOUNG people in and around Worcester have been invited to enjoy a youth film festival.

A series of free screenings will be held as part of the Into Film Festival.
An exclusive pupil premiere of Fox Searchlight’s new documentary He Named Me Malala at 10.30 am at Worcester Vue on Wednesday, November 4 ahead of its nationwide release two days later.

The Into Film Festival, hosted by education charity Into Film and supported by Cinema First and the BFI through Lottery funding, is part of an ongoing initiative to place film at the heart of young people’s learning and personal development.

It is open to schools, colleges, parents and youth leaders and also includes free screenings at Worcester cinemas to films including Cinderella, Minions, The Theory of Everything, Shaun The Sheep and The Choir between Wednesday, November 4 and Friday, November 20.

Encounters Short Film Festival 2015: Mini Marvels is showing at Malvern Theatres at 10am on Wednesday, November 4.

There are also some free screenings running at Number 8 in Pershore and the Artrix in Bromsgrove.

Tickets are available to book for free at

Last year, 350,000 young people attending screenings and events across the UK.

Teaching resources are also available to download from the Into Film Festival website.


Source : Worcester News

Gritty feature film “Weapon” filmed in Worcester

WeaponA THRILLER will feature parts of Worcester as a backdrop including a hostel for the homeless and a lapdancing club.

Weapon tells the intimate and gritty story of ex-soldier Adam Smith, a veteran of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, who is struggling to make the return to civilian life.

He feels deserted by the Government for which he fought only to be put in a position where he is once again at risk of being used and exploited.

The film was being shot in St Paul’s Hostel in Tallow Hill yesterday (Monday) but scenes have also been shot in Black Cherry, the city’s lapdancing club in Lowesmoor.

Filming on Weapon, which has a budget of £250,000, started last Monday. The film is expected to be released in local cinemas in the summer and the aim is to show the film at Worcester cinemas. It will also be released on DVD.


Source : Worcester News


BFI Future Film Festival

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Are you a filmmaker aged 16 to 25? Would you like one of your short films to be considered for inclusion in the 9th BFI Future Film Festival, in February 2016?

We’re inviting filmmakers to submit their work to the BFI Future Film Festival, the British Film Institute’s annual film festival for young people, held at the BFI Southbank in London. This year we’re pleased to offer 8 cash prizes plus the return of our BFI RAW awards. The awards we’re offering this year are:

Best Short Film (15-18 years old) : Cash prize of £500
Best Short Film (19-25 years old) : Cash prize of £500
Best Director (15-25 years old) : Cash prize of £500
Best Producer (15-25 years old) : Cash prize of £500
Best Writer (15-25 years old) : Cash prize of £500
Best Micro Short (Under 90 seconds, 15-25 years old) : Cash prize of £250
Best Experimental Short (15-25 years old) : Cash prize of £250
Best International Short (15-25 years old) : Cash prize of £500 plus up to £500 towards travel and accommodation

Our BFI Raw talent development prizes recognise individual emerging young filmmaking talent who will be awarded £5000 and mentoring support to help develop their skills and careers.

If successful, you and a guest will be invited to attend the Future Film Awards at BFI Southbank, and you’ll be allocated a limited number of tickets for screenings of your film for contributors, family and friends.

Your short must be 10 minutes or under in length, have been produced in the last two years and be an interesting and original concept, with good production values and an entertaining subject matter.

Before you apply, please download and read the terms and conditions below and then complete the form below before 18th October 2016. For more information about the festival head to the BFI website.


Source : Rural Media Company