The 9th Pembrokeshire schools Film and Animation Festival will be running this year. The closing date for entries is the 8th June and the Oscars-style screening of entries will take place at the Torch Theatre, Milford Haven on the 8th July.
Entries should be no longer than 3 minutes (we will accept longer films, but will only show and excerpt of the film. Keeping to 3 minutes also allows your school to enter your film into national competitions which usually have a 3-5 minute limit depending on the competition).
Primary Schools can enter up to 2 films/animations.
Secondary Schools can enter up to 4 films/animations.
As usual, there is no theme for entries, but we usually make suggestions for schools that would like some ideas. For example, how about a short film or animation based on a poem (e.g. Haikus), a Mini Saga, or a famous quotation? If you produced a short film about climate change there is another competition currently running which you could enter it into (follow this link to find out more). You may also already have made some films you’ve made in lessons – e.g. of the recent solar eclipse, sports reports, time lapse of plants growing, explaining a mathematical problem or a guide with tips on how to spell difficult words – that, with a bit of editing, look great!
The Festival will also be seeking entries from young film-makers produced outside of school. So, we would be grateful if you could print out the posters attached to this post and display them in school, or show your students this blog post.
It would help me to know how many schools are considering entering this year. I’d be grateful if you could let me know if your school is planning to produce a film or animation by sending a short e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep an eye on the Festival blog for more information about the event – we’ll be adding entry forms and other bits and pieces very soon. Good luck with your film-making!
Quick film-making guide: