Me and My Movie
08 October 07
This year's BAFTA-partnered 'CBBC me and my movie' competition opens on June 10. This is a young film-makers' competition for 7-14-year-olds. Entrants can enter individually or as a group to make an original film of no more than two minutes' duration on the subject and in the genre of their choice.
Expert advice will be on hand from a number of sources. The Academy will provide industry mentors who will give lots of advice, tips and help. There will be master-classes at CBBC media literacy events between 13-14 September at the London Thames Festival, and regional film-making workshops will run between July-September 2008, alongside red-button interviews with film-making talent.
All the entries will be judged via a number of rounds, by BBC experts, BAFTA experts and finally by a Super-jury comprising film producers, directors, children's writers and presenters who will decide the four nominations. Entry deadline is 6 October 2008.
The four nominated film-makers will be invited to attend BAFTA's Children's Awards on November 30 at which the winner will be announced and the prize awarded. The nominated films will also be shown at the opening gala of the London Children's Film Festival at the Barbican and the results will be featured on Blue Peter.
For lots of information on this year's me and my movie in association with BAFTA competition visit www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/meandmymovie , which last year generated a lively social network with children swapping ideas for stories and filmmaking techniques.
Click the links below to watch last year's nominees and winning entry:
- WINNER: "The Unwelcome Stranger" (Rosalind, 14 from Norfolk) - a powerful drama showing how one girl comes to terms with her parents' separation.
- "Race Against Time" (Patrick, 14 London) - an amusing tale with clever special effects telling the story of a boy who cycles back to a Lego-inspired Rome
- "Go Practise" (Oliver, 12 from Inverness) - a heart-warming animation showing how a cello-playing boy gets support for his musical endeavours from the most unusual of places
- "Neighbourhood Watch" (Adam, 10 from Nottingham) - a thought-provoking story of a boy who spots a mysterious stranger lurking outside his house