Barnes Film Festival 2017: Celebrating young filmmakers

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Listen up, young filmmakers!

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS NOW OVER

We’ll be showcasing young filmmaking talent from schools, colleges and universities across the UK, together with award-winning films, filmmaking workshops, talks and much more.

Barnes Film Festival would like to thank our festival patrons for their kind support:

Emmy award-winning actor & director, Stanley Tucci

Actor George MacKay

Writer/Producer Steven Moffat

TV Producer Sue Vertue

What's all this about a Blue Dot?

This year, Barnes Film Festival is excited to announce our theme, ‘Blue Dot’. We’re taking inspiration from American astronomer Carl Sagan. WATCH THIS CLIP to hear Carl Sagan’s famous quote on the Pale Blue Dot – and get creative!

Our planet is just a tiny blue dot in the vastness of space… but to us, and all the plants and animals that live here,
it’s what we call home.

Filmmakers aged 25 and under are invited to participate in our filmmaking competition,
which aims to discover young filmmaking talent.

The shortlisted films will be judged by a panel of leading industry experts.
The winning films will be awarded high-value filming equipment and free placements.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS 1ST SEPTEMBER 2017 – SO GET FILMING!

Celebrating creativity in young film makers

Barnes Film Festival celebrates diversity, passion and creativity, and connects young filmmakers – and anybody interested in film – with industry professionals.
As well as our Youth Filmmaking Competition, the Festival will host inspiring film events for all, including workshops, discussions, screenings and gatherings, with leading figures from the film, documentary and animation industries.

THE FESTIVAL TEAM

Sam Cullis, Festival Director

Alison Baker for Barnes Film Festival

Alison Baker, Festival Co-ordinator

Augusto Nembrini da Rocha

Augusto Nembrini da Rocha, Festival Co-ordinator

Georgina Green

Georgina Green, Public Relations

Toby Leek for Barnes Film Festival

Toby Leek, Festival Workshop Co-ordinator

We look forward to seeing you in late September 2017 for Barnes Film Festival!