Saffron Screen Launches Short Film Competition

Uttlesford’s independent cinema, Saffron Screen, is launching the STARTER FOR 10 short film competition to celebrate its 10th anniversary, give budding film makers a chance to win cash prizes and see their film on the BIG SCREEN!

Sponsored by local estate agent Arkwright & Co, whose generosity has allowed the cinema to run the competition and offer the prizes, the STARTER FOR 10 competition is for films of up to 90 seconds and is open to all ages. Saffron Screen is delighted that four industry professionals will judge the films in April. All with links to the local area, the judges are: Al Morrow, an award-winning documentary producer, Tracey Hyde, a film and TV agent and trustee of Saffron Screen, Matt Bell, a 1st Assistant Director and director of short film, Fire Horse, and Jonathan Glazier, the former Editor of BBC Entertainment.

Since opening their doors almost 2 years ago, family run estate agents Arkwright & Co have continually supported the local community so when they were approached by Saffron Screen to be the sole sponsor of a film making competition, their answer was a very enthusiastic yes!

Julian Carder, who manages the Saffron Walden office, commented: ‘We are delighted to be involved in such an exciting project that will be giving both children and adults the opportunity to explore their creative talents. Our donation will be used to set up invaluable workshops to encourage all to take part’.

The competition is open to all but there are two age categories, 16 & under and 17 & over. Films should take inspiration from the number 10 and can be up to 90 seconds in length (including credits). The closing date is 11 April 2016 and entrants can download the entry form and rules here or pick up a copy at the cinema box office or Tourist Information Centre.

Two film making workshops will also be run in conjunction with Signal Media Arts Centre at Fairycroft House on Monday 15th February (half term). Family Claymation workshop and Introduction to film-making on your Phone / Tablet. Tickets are available for both workshops via the website, the box office and TIC.

Sponsored by arkwright