It's Showtime for Showcomotion

The UK’s largest and longest-running young people’s film festival is back for another year, providing budding young film-makers with a unique chance to showcase their talents. Film entries for Showcomotion can now be submitted. The theme for 2007 is Children’s Rights’.

The organisers have teamed up with UNICEF UK to provide two new awards for those entries that best explore the children’s rights issue. There are prizes for Under 19 and Over 19 catagories, as well as an award for the best overall film, voted for by the audience.

‘Our Youth Team gives young people the chance to take action on children’s rights worldwide,’ says Hannah Jones, Youth Officer at UNICEF UK. ‘So this competition is a fantastic opportunity for young people to speak out about the issues that matter to them.’

Last year 6,000 people attended the festival and around 179 films made by and for young people were shown. The event proved so popular that this year it has been extended from 10 days to 15, during which a variety of activities and workshops are on offer.

Last year’s festival-goers were able to take part in activities such as making their own skate’ videos and creating animations with professional equipment. There were exhibitions of writing and photography by young journalists, as well as talks for 14 to 19 year olds about pursuing careers in the media and creative industries.

Showcomotion Film Festival takes place at the Showroom Cinema in Sheffield

from June 28th to July 12th 2007

Contact: www.showcomotion.org.uk

and www.unicef.org.uk/youthvoice

Dan and Jake Parry from Showcomotion’s film selection board dress to impress

Photo: © Showcomotion

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