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National Youth Film Festival 2013

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Eric Fellner, FILM NATION UK Chairman, has announced the National Youth Film Festival is coming to the UK from 21 October to 8 November 2013.

The NYFF was launched by Film Nation UK on 18 June, in association with the existing film education charities FILMCLUB and First Flight, with support from BFI (British Film Foundation), Cinema First, and TES (Think Educate Share).

An announcement event at the London Film Museum was made by Peter Taylor, MD of Sony Pictures UK, speaking on behalf of Cinema First, and Roger Harris, ODEON Chief Operating Officer for UK and Ireland about the importance of investing in enabling young people to have access to film in their education.

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The NYFF was launched by Film Nation UK on 18 June, in association with the existing film education charities FILMCLUB and First Flight, with support from BFI (British Film Foundation), Cinema First, and TES (Think Educate Share).

NYFF is aimed at young people aged 5-19 in schools, community groups, or similar youth organisations. They aim to encourage innovative film making from young people, while providing education and resources in the form of workshops, hosting competitions, events and premiers at 100 selected cinemas across the UK. They also aim to offer exclusive opportunities for young people to meet with industry professionals, helping to inspire and develop their future careers.

Eric Fellner said ‘It is incredibly good to see the exhibition and distribution part of the industry continuing to get behind cultural and educational activity here in the UK.’

The NYFF is now accepting submissions from prospective participants through their website. The requested entries are for Short Films in three distinct categories; Films Made in School or Club, Round My Corner, and 30 second LOLs, with varying requirements specific to each category.

Entries can be uploaded digitally via their site, or posted on a DVD via freepost, using a provided application form. Exclusive free screenings are on offer for schools and youth organisations. Bookings can be made from August. Check the official site further details. Like on Facebook and follow on Twitter to keep up to date with the competition.

Peter Taylor said: ‘It makes sense for every single part of the industry to come together to grow audiences and to encourage children to learn, watch and engage with each other and their families – to talk about film.’

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