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Film Shorts Programme : Call for Film Shorts

Appledore Arts Festival is an annual four day event. In 2010 (June 3rd - June 6th ) we will be celebrating our 13th year. From its inception the Festival has grown in quality, content and popularity. Today it is recognized as a major high quality visual arts event with a growing regional and national profile. Most of our events are free and our aim is to offer an innovative programme of high quality visual arts events. The Festival is run during summer half-term and attracts over 7,500 visitors from the South West region as well as visitors from all over the UK. Our objective is to offer an exciting and diverse range of events for all age groups, including young people.

As a reflection of the high quality of our programming we are currently funded by Arts Council England.
Our patron is Lord David Puttnam.

Our Festival theme will be ‘Coastlines’ a contemporary celebration of the North Devon’s beautiful and rugged world class coastline.

During the Festival we run a Film Shorts Programme, we are now inviting submissions for Film Shorts. Selected Film Shorts will be screened during the Festival.

Terms and Conditions:

Deadline : February 15th, 2010

• All production techniques
• Maximum film duration 10 minutes
• All films must be submitted as PAL DVD
• Content must be appropriate for a wide audience of all ages
• Accept English language films and those subtitled in English
• Applicants can submit multiple films to more than one category

1. Films on the 2010 Festival theme of ‘Coastlines’
2. Films made by young persons (under 18)
3. Films produced by South West based filmmakers
4. Films on Ceramics
5. Animated (including ‘claymation’) films

1. Best film on the theme of ‘Coastlines’ (selected by Judging Panel)
2. Best film produced by young people (selected by Judging Panel)
3. Best film from any category (selected by audience vote)

Selection & Notification : All applications will be reviewed and short listed for selection by our Programming Panel. Successful applicants will be notified by April 1st, 2010. A list of successful applicants and their films titles will also be posted on-line. If applicants do not hear from Appledore Arts by this date, your application has not been successful.


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