MY STREET LAUNCHES NATIONWIDE CALL FOR YOUR FILMS
My Street has today launched its national competition to give everyone the chance to tell their stories about where they live, through film and video. These stories are all linked to postcodes and contribute to an ever-evolving digital map of the UK.
MyStreetfilms.com is a website and online film channel hosting all of the film submissions. Submitting is free and films are automatically entered into the annual competition (deadline 8 May 2012). The winning films will receive a UK premiere at this year’s Open City Doc Fest in June.
“Everyone should make a MyStreet film, it’s a brilliant and fresh way of looking at our world”
Simon Chinn, Producer, Man on Wire and Project Nim
My Street is a moving image archive of the UK that champions accessible filmmaking techniques for all through its workshop programme. Anyone can upload a film between 1-10 minutes in length using even a Smartphone.
Films will be judged by an esteemed Jury chaired by director Nicholas Pilibert (César and European Film Awards Winner Etre et Avoir) and also includes: Diane Abbott, MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington; Marc Isaacs - BAFTA Winner (Dir. Lift, Men of the City); Wojciech Marczewski- Filmmaker and co-director of the Andrzej Wajda Film School, Poland and Carol Morley - Filmmaker (Dir. Dreams of a Life).
My Street, was launched in 2011 and is an integral part of Open City Doc Fest (21-24 June, 2012), a London-based documentary festival devoted to inspire, provoke, debate, and open minds Open City Docs Fest is supported by University College London (UCL) www.opencitylondon.com
“It’s great to be a part of a nurturing initiative that explores different ways of what documentary can be, with the general public authoring their own films”
Michael Stewart, Open City Docs Fest and My Street Director
MyStreet – Your Story Told Through Film
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