Tuesday saw the launch of the first ever National Youth Film Festival – a UK-wide event for young people aged 5-19 funded by the BFI and organised by Film Nation UK in conjunction with National Schools Partnership.
This exciting new venture was kick-started with an event at the London Film Museum attended by key industry influencers with speeches from Eric Fellner, Chairman of Film Nation UK, Peter Taylor, MD of Sony Pictures UK, and Roger Harris, ODEON Chief Operating Officer for UK and Ireland. Talented young filmmakers also supported the event organisation taking on roles such as red carpet paparazzi.
The festival will run from 21 October to 8 November 2013. National Schools Partnership is a key strategic partner playing a leading role in planning and delivering the festival which will include a national programme of free screenings, film-related educational resources for schools, and related workshops and activities. The festival will be an annual celebration of film and cinema, and will give young people from all walks of life the opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of films and to learn about film making and the film industry. The festival is one aspect of a four year strategy which aims to give film education to all young people in the UK, inspiring them with a lifelong passion for film.
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