Lancashire Young Film Makers Awards 2015

Are you:

Interested in film making? Aged under 26? Looking for an opportunity to showcase your talent? Want to see your finished film shown to an audience on the big screen?

This summer, as part of The Dukes Takeover 2015, we’re holding a competition for all young filmmakers in and around Lancaster, offering you all of the above!

Your task is to create a short film following the theme of ‘Journeys’. How you choose to interpret this is up to you, but your creations will be judged by The Dukes Youth Forum on plot, use of sound and lighting, dramatic effect and your use of shooting techniques and your creation of an interesting and engaging viewing experience.

There are three age categories to enter:

15 years and under 16-18 years 19-26 years

Films must last no longer than 7 minutes. The submission deadline for your finished film is Friday 10th July at 12 noon.

A shortlist of entries will then be shown on The Dukes cinema screen at a special award ceremony on Saturday 18th July at 3pm. Tickets for the ceremony cost £4 and are available from The Dukes Box Office (tickets are free for shortlisted applicants). At this event, the audience will have the opportunity to vote for their favourites from each category, and the final winners will be announced at the end of the event.

PRIZES include two free cinema tickets for Dukes events and the opportunity to have your film shown as a ‘short’ before a main screen event.

Submit your short film to by 12 noon on Friday 10th July including the following:

The title The age category you are entering 100 words about yourself

If you have any queries, please contact the Youth Forum at Thank you and good luck!