Newton Abbot filmmakers Alicia Netherway and Charlotte Vallance are winners in the Cultural Olympiad’s Film Nation: Shorts competition, announced by London 2012 for their movie Kids, Teens and Olympic Dreams.
The film, which picked up top spot in the Best Documentary or Experimental (17-19 year olds) category, could now be screened at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and showcased on the London 2012 Big Screens around the country, and they are also invited to a 3D filmmaking masterclass held in the Panasonic Experience Centre at the Pinewood Studios in February next year.
During the masterclass, the winners will have the chance to hone their directorial skills through testing the filmmaking process from acquisition to broadcast with the latest high end Panasonic products.
Film Nation:Shorts is an annual competition and submissions for the 2011 competition are now open.
In addition to being inspired by the Olympic and Paralympic values, young people are being encouraged to make short films inspired by the theme of Truce, following a partnership between London 2012 and Peace One Day founder Jeremy Gilley and ambassador Jude Law.
Whether it be making a short film about young people’s own experience of a truce with friends or family, how a truce either past or present has inspired them or made a difference to their lives, or what a global truce in 2012 would mean to them personally, London 2012 with Peace One Day are looking for films with inspiring stories.
To help new young filmmakers, and those looking to further develop their skills, a unique programme of free workshops will continue across the country to give young filmmakers the chance to meet professional film-makers and acquire new skills in film-making techniques using the latest state-of-the-art Panasonic equipment.
More details of the workshops and how to enter the competition can be found on the Film Nation site
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