Mar 232015
 

Young people from County Durham saw their Hollywood dreams come true when they premiered their short sci-fi film IMPACT to a packed audience of friends, family and industry professionals at East Durham College on Thursday 19th March.

The film was made by a group of talented young people aged between 16 and 19 years, many of whom attend East Durham College. Over the course of 4 months they worked with filmmaker Ben Race of Capture Films based in Newton Aycliffe and animator and special effects artist Mark Jobe of Quay Animation Studios based in Tyneside. The group learnt how to create a film with high end special effects from the initial concept right through to the finished edit and all had a major role to play in the production.

IMPACT centres around Jonathan who is the sole worker on an isolated outpost called EDC 27, situated on a barren moon. His only companion is the artificial intelligence; A.D.A.M. Shot on location at East Durham College the short film combines live action with state of the art special effects to create a sci fi world far away from the coalfields of County Durham.

The film is inspired by ‘Days of Fear and Wonder’ – the BFI’s major celebration of the Sci Fi genre and can be viewed here on the Kids for Kids UK Vimeo Channel. https://vimeo.com/122857229.  Kids for Kids UK are one of the official BFI Film Academy partners, backed by BAFTA and Pinewood Studios. This year we have delivered our Academy in partnership with East Durham Creates and East Durham College.

IMPACT from Kids for Kids UK on Vimeo.

 Posted by at 10:23 am
Mar 032015
 

Please join us for the Premiere of ‘IMPACT‘ a new short film produced by young people from County Durham who have taken part in our BFI Film Academy supported by Ben Race of Capture Films and Mark Jobe of Quay Animation Studios.

The film is inspired by ‘Days of Fear and Wonder’ – the BFI’s major celebration of the Sci Fi genre.

Date: Thursday 19th March 2015
Venue: East Durham College
Address: The Theatre, East Durham College, Willerby Grove, Peterlee SR8 2RN

Time: Doors Open at 6pm for a 6.30pm start

Book your free tickets NOW by emailing info@kidsforkidsuk.org or by calling 01388 765002

This year’s film centres around Jonathan, the sole worker on an isolated outpost called EDC 27, situated on a barren moon. His only companion is the artificial intelligence; A.D.A.M. Shot on location at East Durham College this short film combines live action with state of the art special effects to create a sci fi world far away from the coalfields of County Durham.

Kids for Kids UK are one of the official BFI Film Academy partners, backed by BAFTA and Pinewood Studios. This year we have delivered our Academy in partnership with East Durham Creates and East Durham College.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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 Posted by at 7:48 pm
Nov 172014
 

Grand Prize winners of our Kids for Kids UK National Competition as voted by the Professional Jury were also lucky enough to win a professional BBFC (British Board of Film Classification) for their award winning films.

Winner of the Grand Prize for most outstanding film in the 6-12 years age group went to Brookfield Primary for the production of their fantastic film ‘Horror School’.

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Winner of the Grand Prize for most outstanding film in the 13-19 years age group went to Hugo and Ollie Inglis for their clever and entertaining film ‘Out of the Box’.  Congratulations to both groups.

Hugo and Ollie Inglis

 

 Posted by at 10:59 am
Nov 172014
 

Our annual national competition took place at the BFI Southbank on Saturday 15th November with children and young people travelling down from all over the country to attend the screenings in the 6-12 years and 13-19 years categories.  In attendance at the screening were Professional Jury members Adam Hipkin and Dan Hipkin of Tea Films along with Kristie Lemon from Third City.   Well done to all who made the shortlist especially as it was our biggest submission year to date.

The winners are as follows with all films available to view on our Vimeo Channel here

6 – 12 years Professional Jury Winners

Best Live Action – One of Our Harpies is Missing by Kibworth Primary School

Best Animation – Copperbeard and the Legend of Pie by Battyeford Primary School

Best 1 Minute – Little Arrow’s Film by Toby Little

Grand Prize – Horror School by Brookfield Primary

6 – 12 years Youth Jury Winners

Best Live Action – Chicken Rap by Grove FM

Best Animation – The Invasion of the Chocolate Monster by Bishop Harvey Goodwin School

Best 1 Minute – A Mario Movie by the WOW Zone

Grand Prize – The Dangerous Dictionary by Yeo Moor Primary School

13 – 19  years Professional Jury Winners

Best Live Action – Angel for Hire by Katy Hoggard

Best Animation – Gone Fishin’ by Joe Blandamer

Best 1 Minute – Dear May by Carl Mason and Lewis Thompson

Grand Prize – Out of the Box by Hugo Inglis and Ollie Inglis

13 – 19  years Youth Jury Winners

Best Live Action – Action Hero by Lauren Bellamy

Best Animation – Women of the Working Class by Barnsley Museum Youth Panel

Best 1 Minute – The Farmers by Jacob Crow

Grand Prize – Angel for Hire by Katy Hoggard

 

 

 Posted by at 10:49 am
Nov 142014
 

Young people from County Durham are in production of their first Sci Film as part of our 2014/15 BFI Academy with support from filmmaker Ben Race and Animator and SFX specialist Mark Job.  Inspired by the BFI’s Sci Fi Blockbuster season Days of Wonder the group of 15 young people have risen to the challenge of creating a brilliant story using East Durham College as the location setting with additional scenes being created using green screen.

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 Posted by at 12:00 pm
Oct 022014
 

logo blue fbOver 70 children and young people from schools in East Durham and groups of adults are taking part in a unique global film challenge in September and October 2014 working with professional filmmakers from Kids for Kids UK.

Using video cameras groups of Year 8, Year 9, Year 10 and Year 11 children from Glendene Arts Academy, Shotton Hall Academy, Dene Community School and Wellfield Community School were supported in the production of a series of 18 short films created in a one day workshop programme with adults from Stonham, Shotton Women’s Cree project and staff from East Durham Creates and East Durham Trust also participating in teams.   Each film is required to contain 3 ingredients: Map, Reflection and Whisper.  The groups are competing in teams against other schools and community groups as well as competing against teams from around the world including Taiwan, Australia, South Korea, Greece and Laos.

Alongside a global online film screening the young people from East Durham will be able to see their masterpieces on the big screen at East Durham College in Peterlee where prizes will be announced in various categories including Best Concept, Best Camerawork, Best Editing and Best Teamwork.  The adult groups will be treated to a pedal power cinema screening of their short films with participants being required to pedal in order to power the projector kit!

This project was made possible with generous funding from East Durham Creates which is a 2-year programme of exciting and fun opportunities to do, watch, learn, visit, and most importantly GET INVOLVED with art with funding provided by Arts Council England as part of Creative People, Creative Places.

For more information about please email info@kidsforkidsuk.org or visit www.cinemasports.com

For more information about East Durham Creates please email stayintouch@eastdurhamcreates.co.uk or visit www.eastdurhamcreates.co.uk

 Posted by at 12:12 pm
Oct 022014
 

IMG_6190We are pleased to announce the shortlist of our 2014 Kids for Kids UK National Young Filmmakers Competition with 36 fantastic shorts being selected in the Live Action, Animation and 1 Minute categories.  The films will now go on to be watched  by both an international professional jury and a youth jury with the winners being announced at our annual film screening at the BFI Southbank on Saturday 15th November.

6 – 12 Years

Live Action

* The Dangerous Dictionary produced by Yeo Moor Primary School
* Horror School produced by Brookfield Primary School
* One of Our Harpies is Missing produced by Large Scale Film
* Westhaven Wonders produced by Westhaven School
* Chicken Rap by Grove FM

Animation

* The Invasion of the Chocolate Monster produced by Bishop Harvey Goodwin School
* The Door produced by Royd Nursery Infant School
* Mortimer produced by Brookfield Primary School
* Copperbeard and the Legend of Pie produced by Batteyford C of E Primary School
* Nightmare of Flood Street produced by Macmillan Academy
* The Bench produced by Brookfield Primary School

1 Minute

* World War 1 produced by The WOW Zone
* The Rose produced by Dora Clapham
* A Mario Movie produced by The WOW Zone
* Little Arrow’s Film produced by Toby Little
* The Great Adventure produced by Bella Qureshi

13 – 19 Years

* Live Action
* Underage Tatoos produced by The Mouth That Roars
* Pumpkin produced by Rural Media Company
* The Gift produced by Ravenswood School
* Out of the Box produced by Hugo and Ollie Inglis
* Over the Top produced by Pinewood School
* Angel for Hire produced by Katy Hoggard
* Collection Day produced by Lizzy Mansfield
* Action Hero produced by Lauren Bellamy

Animation

* A Dog’s Dinner produced by Christopher Childs
* Women of the Working Class produced by David Bunting
* The Monster Who Went to School produced by Remix Washington
* ME-OW produced by Joe Blandamer
* Superdog produced by Jacob Crow
* Gone Fishin’ produced by Joe Blandamer

1 Minute

* The Farmers produced by Jacob Crow
* Mitchell Goldfield produced by Emmie and Lilly Thompson
* Dear May produced by Carl Mason and Lewis Thompson
* The Primeminister produced by Beacon Hill Arts
* The Royal Zoo produced by Beacon Hill Arts

 Posted by at 11:43 am
Sep 232014
 

Jacob Crow the brilliantly talented young animator from County Durham scooped the Chris Anderson Award at the Berwick Film and Media Festival this weekend for the wonderful short Lego animation ‘Superdog’ which he produced under our guidance as part of our Vue Cinema project.   We are so proud of Jacob and look forward to following his career path.  Check out the film on our Vimeo Channel below

Superdog from Kids for Kids UK on Vimeo.

 Posted by at 2:27 pm