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MK Young Filmmaker of the Year 2016

Photo: Carl Mason


MK Young Filmmaker of the Year 2016

MK Young Filmmaker of the Year is an exciting competition celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Milton Keynes Community Foundation and providing the opportunity to develop new, or showcase, existing screen based work. MK Gallery invites children and young people to produce and submit a short film between 15 seconds and 3 minutes in length of any genre, in response to the competition theme. Entrants can take part as individuals or as part of a school, afterschool club, or group submission.

Entrants are asked to consider how they might respond creatively to the overarching theme of the project: City Club – the name originally given to a national leisure complex planned for Central Milton Keynes in the 1970s. It was conceived as a novel combination of physical recreation and entertainment as part of the city’s original Master Plan but was never realised. MK Gallery’s City Club is now the work of two artists, Gareth Jones and Nils Norman, who have a shared interest in public space, modernism and the social meaning of design. City Club is a proposal to activate public spaces around the gallery and will encompass three main structuring elements: a garden, piazza and playground and will offer a space for everyone; a place where a child, a family, an art student and a visitor will all feel equally acknowledged.

MK Young Filmmaker is accompanied by a supporting programme consisting of Master Classes for young people, Teachers CPD, family activities and school assemblies and workshops. Anyone interested in taking part should first download the Young Filmmaker pack, share with those collaborating and complete a registration form. For further information please email youngfilmmaker@mkgallery.org

Please Note:

• Entrants must be aged 4-19 years old on 4 November 2016.
• Prizes will be awarded in four age categories (4 to 6 years, 7 to 10 years, 11 to 14 years and 15 to 19 years). The winners plus a selection of entries will have their work screened in the MK Gallery Project Space.