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The 2022 Call for Entries has now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered their work. We look forward to viewing your films!

Young Filmmakers Competition

This programme contains 10 films.

In-Person screening

Maltings Main House
24 September 2017, 13:00 – 14:15

Now in its 10th year, the Young Filmmakers’ Competition is BFMAF’s annual award to help support and encourage budding young filmmakers. Featuring a variety of genres, from animation to documentary to narrative film, the competition showcases some of the best young talent from the region.

The competition is supported by Chrissie Anderson and Paul W.S. Anderson (director of Resident Evil and Alien vs. Predator), in commemoration of the life of Chris Anderson, a resident of Berwick who was an active supporter young filmmakers and of the Festival.

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Guy, Girl, Ghost

It is Valentine’s Day and Ben has decided to ask Eilidh out. There’s only one problem – how can he get her to see him, when he’s dead?

Screen Education Edinburgh

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United Kingdom

Production Year

2016

Duration

12 mins

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James McKenzie

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War With Words

A comment on media rhetoric. The game of Chinese whispers acts as a metaphor, representing how the media can manipulate and shape our perception of current affairs and personal politics – simply through their choice of words.

The Factory at Tyneside Cinema

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United Kingdom

Production Year

2017

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2 mins

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Ryan Peebles

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I’m Not Funny

Caroline is a stand-up comedian at a crisis point, until she discovers the amazing Jokemaster 5000. Can the machine solve her problems?

Beacon Hill Arts

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United Kingdom

Production Year

2017

Duration

5 mins

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Lucy Robson

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Be You

An animated media collage for a poem concerning body image, from the perspective of teenagers living in our media driven world. We see photoshopped images of celebrities, performers and sports stars, which aren’t real and just make us feel bad; we see close-ups of wobbly bits and skinny bones which don’t make us feel any better. The animation examines young people’s views on healthy, positive body images and the challenges they face from the media, their peers and society.

Stockton Riverside College, Tees Valley Arts, Stockton Public Health & MoreLife

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World Premiere

Production Country

United Kingdom

Production Year

2017

Duration

5 mins

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Robin Webb

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Fixing the Pieces

After his father’s death, Thomas looks back on their relationship and the importance of family.

Screen Education Edinburgh

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United Kingdom

Production Year

2016

Duration

8 mins

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James McKenzie

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Oasis

The Oasis Café in the west end of Newcastle provides a much-needed hub for a local community ravaged by government cuts. Here we meet three customers who share personal stories that are by turn tragic and life-affirming, and whose regular visits to the café reveal its importance in holding a splintered community together.

Northern Stars Documentary Academy at Tyneside Cinema

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Production Country

United Kingdom

Production Year

2016

Duration

6 mins

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Ryan Peebles

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Post 16B

A non-narrative film created by artists with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities.

Beacon Hill Arts

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United Kingdom

Production Year

2016

Duration

4 mins

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Lucy Robson

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Attack of the Dinosaurs

A group of five friends defend their town against dinosaurs and other magical beings.

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United Kingdom

Production Year

2017

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2 mins

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Zeph Purvis

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Destination Mum

When Charlie’s mum dies in a car accident, he wants to go back to change the chain of events.

Screen Education Edinburgh

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Production Country

United Kingdom

Production Year

2016

Duration

7 mins

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James McKenzie

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The Beehive and the Bob

1960s Paris, city of romance, glamour and fashion. Hairdresser Monsieur Nelson has a dream of combing a new French hairstyle – The Beehive – onto the heads of his customers. But they all want The Bob, which, amongst other things, is British!

BFI Fiction Academy at Tyneside Cinema

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Production Country

United Kingdom

Production Year

2017

Duration

5 mins

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Ryan Peebles