Spotlight on young film-makers

YOUNG film-making talent will come into the spotlight at the Showcomotion Young People's Film Festival opening today (Thursday) at the Showroom Cinema with just under a 109 films made by young people being screened at the festival.

On Monday Norton College have their own event at which they are screening animations and live action shorts made by students. Other Sheffield organisations and schools showing their films include: Abbeydale Grange School, Ace Council (Sheffield's Care Experienced Youth Council), Bond Bryan Architects working with St Mary's School, Wisewood and Myers Grove, Hinde House 3-16 Primary Phase, Longley Park Sixth Form College, Mundella Primary School, Routes Into Language Project and Sheffield Hallam University working with King Edward VII School, Brinsworth Community School, Sharrow Community Forum and High Storrs School, Sharrow Primary School, SHIFT, Tapton School, WAK Studios and Lovebytes working with Hunters Bar Junior School.

Showcomotion will again host the Steel City Globe Awards, Sheffield's own mini-Oscars for primary age film makers. The winning films will be announced at a glittering black-tie gala awards ceremony on Thursday, July 9 in the presence of the Lord Mayor of Sheffield.

Nominations have been announced for the prestigious UNICEF UK Awards, the only human rights film awards specifically for films for young people. 20 short films on the theme of young people's rights have been nominated for two Jury Awards and one Audience Award. The Jury Award winners will be selected by local young people from Firth Park Community Arts College, NSPCC Sheffield Young People's Centre, Tapton School and Sheffield Young Writers' Workshop.

Showcomotion runs until July 9 and highlight of this weekend is the family gala, a preview screening of the summer blockbuster Ice Age 3: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs on Sunday afternoon.

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