Lancaster Words Festival short film competition open for entries (under 25’s)

Calling all budding film makers! As part of the Lancaster Words festival in July they are holding a short-film competition which invites entrants to make a 5-minute film responding to Paul Muldoon’s short poem ‘The Weepies’*

Entry to the competition is FREE and there will be a showing of the prize-winning films during the festival on Friday 7th July in the Storey Institute, Lancaster.

Entrants must be under 25 (on May 1st 2017)

How to apply: please send an email with a private link to a Vimeo or YouTube upload of your film. In the email you should include the following:

  • your name, age,
  • where you study (if still in education),
  • the title of your film
  • a sentence summary about how it responds to the Muldoon poem

All submissions for the competition should be headed ‘Film Festival submission’.

Prizes: 1st: £75, 2nd: £50, 3rd: £25

(Amazon vouchers)

Unfortunately, they will not be able to offer feedback to entrants. Submissions and any other enquiries should be sent to Copyright for all films remains with the filmmakers; by submitting your film, you assert that you are the copyright holder and you agree to the work being screened at Lancaster Words. Lancaster Words may approach you at a later about the possibility of using your footage in publicity materials.

*the poem can be found at

Deadline: 19 June 2017

Source: BBC Writersroom

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