The Challenge is on!

Posted on 24 August 2011

To celebrate Ken Loach’s 75th birthday, the BFI, Filmclub, Film Education and First Light are launching a competition for young creators, inspired by the work of Ken Loach

From the all time classics Kes, Land and Freedom and Sweet Sixteen, to more recent releases such as The Wind that Shakes the Barley and Route Irish, Ken Loach’s films challenge and provoke audiences to think differently about the world we all live in.

There are 2 elements to this competition; the filmmaking challenge and the creative writing challenge. Details of both are below.

Between the Lines Filmmaking Challenge

Aged 16-25 and interested in filmmaking? The Challenge:

We are looking for talented filmmakers aged 16-25 to submit short films up to 3 minutes long that tell new stories, give a voice to interesting characters and challenge audiences to think differently about the world in which we live.

What’s On Offer?

The 10 best entries will be invited to a celebratory event at the BFI Southbank in November where the winning filmmaker will be announced.

2 runners up will receive a 6 months subscription to LOVEFILM.

The winning filmmaker will receive:

  • Mentoring and career advice from a film industry professional
  • The opportunity to be part of a special academy programme at the BFI Future Film Festival 2012
  • Their film published online by BFI and First Light

For more details, and to enter, click here: http://bit.ly/nCSb9K.

Between the Lines Creative Writing Challenge

Aged 10-18 and a keen creative writer? The Challenge:

We are looking for young talented writers to submit a piece of creative writing inspired by Ken Loach’s films. We’re looking for creativity; you can submit a poem, script, play, short story, comic strip, storyboard or piece of non-fiction writing, it’s up to you!

There are 2 age categories for this challenge, 10-13 and 14-18.

What’s On Offer?

The 10 best entries in each category will be invited to a celebratory event at the BFI Southbank in November where the winners will be announced.

2 runners up in each age category will win a 6 months subscription to LOVEFILM.

The winning writer in each category will receive a day for 2 in London including:

  • 2 tickets to a BFI or IMAX screening
  • A tour of BFI Southbank (including the IMAX)
  • A visit to the London Film Museum

For more details, and to enter, click here: http://bit.ly/nKgNfQ.

The Challenge is on!