Cinemagic's 'Cast Away' Filmmaking Competition

Posted on 6 January 2012

Opportunity to win a scholarship to the New York Film Academy

Cinemagic Film Festival and Titanic Belfast, the world’s largest Titanic Visitor Experience, have teamed up to launch a great new filmmaking competition which will mark the opening of Titanic Belfast, in spring 2012, and to recognise the legacy of Titanic in its centenary year.

Oscar-winning screenwriter and Downton Abbey creator, Julian Fellowes, will also lend his support to ‘Cast Away’, an international pod-cast challenge for young people under 25, who are being asked to submit a short video/film pod-cast, themed around Titanic. The genre of the pod-cast can take any form- fact or fiction, contemporary or period drama, news programme or documentary.

Entries will be shortlisted in three age categories, 10-14, 15-17 and 18-25 and a panel, including Julian Fellowes, will decide upon a winner in each category. Prizes will be awarded to the winning entries including film and television set visits and New York Film Academy are sponsoring the prize for the 18-25yr old category, where its winner will be offered a one week scholarship to any of its programmes worldwide!

Julian Fellowes said “I know how absorbing this noble ship and its fatal voyage can be. There is no limit to the way the story can be investigated, examined, re-invented, and I very much look forward to viewing the work of these talented young film-makers.”

Tim Husbands, Titanic Belfast’s CEO, added “Titanic has been celebrated in film for the past century, with the first Titanic movie produced in 1912.

“Titanic’s story has captivated generations because it works on a variety of levels, from incredible stories of heroism and survival to the ingenuity of the men who built her.”

The competition is open to anyone aged 25 and under and to all nationalities.

The deadline for submissions is Friday 27th January 2012. Entry to the competition is free.

For more information on how to enter and to download an entry form please visit the Cinemagic website.

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