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29th September to

1st October 2017

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2017 Youth Filmmaking Competition

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS EXTENDED TO MIDNIGHT 15TH SEPTEMBER!

Are you 25 or under & a budding filmmaker? For our Youth Filmmaking Competition we are looking for creativity and imagination – not big budgets – and your film may be an animation, documentation or fiction. The competition has 3 age categories of 12 and under, 13-18 or 19-25.

This 2017 theme is BLUE DOT, inspired by a famous quote made in 1990 by the late American astronomer, Carl Sagan, on a view of our planet from millions of miles away.

“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being you ever heard of, lived out their lives.” – Carl Sagan, ‘Pale Blue Dot – A Vision of Human Future in Space’

To hear Carl Sagan’s BLUE DOT quote in full, CLICK HERE. Take inspiration from this quote and get filming. The ‘Blue Dot’ theme is expansive and open to your interpretation on the nature of life on our planet – in the past, present and future – and its wonder, nature, beauty and majesty, and our human achievements, challenges and conflicts.

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Film workshops

Barnes Film Festival 2017 is hosting a collection of exciting filmmaking workshops for all ages, lead by industry professionals. Workshops will be held in venues across Barnes, SW13, London and include classes in Costume Design, Scriptwriting, Animation and Special Effects. Ticket prices range from £5 to £10. Book early as places are limited.

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Film screenings

Come along to Barnes Film Festival where we’ll be screening a selection of inspiring, critically-acclaimed films and new independent short film. Many films include Q+A with the makers so you can gain extra insight into the filmmaking process. Films include Before the Flood, Samsara, Hunt for the Wilderpeople and A Plastic Ocean.

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Watch our trailer

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video clip of Festival opening

Watch 2016 opening gala evening

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Schedule of events will be coming online in the coming weeks, along with ticketing, timings and venue details. Watch this space!

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