Festival invite to Fife’s young film makers

Could your film appear at Kirkcaldy Film Festival?
Could your film appear at Kirkcaldy Film Festival?
  • Kirkcaldy Film Festival takes place in September
  • This year organisers are looking for submissions from budding young filmmakers
  • Chance for under 25s to have their work on the big screen

The third Kirkcaldy Film Festival is offering budding young filmmakers the chance to have their work shown on the big screen later this year.

The festival, which runs from September 18-20, at the Adam Smith Theatre is currently inviting under 25s to submit films for consideration to be shown at the three day event.

This is the first time that the festival has opened its doors to young filmmakers in this way and it is hoped that all those people out there interested in making films will think of getting involved.

Evan Henderson, programme director at On at Fife, said: “We’ve always had a focus on Fife in the festival as well as other themes.

“We had the intention to work with young filmmakers from the beginning, but it has really been about establishing the festival to start with. The first couple of years we have been trying to find our niche, but this year we thought it was time to get the young people involved.

“This is open to any budding filmmakers as long as they are aged between zero and 25. It can be something made on a mobile phone right through to something being made by students at college or whatever.

It can be something made on a mobile phone right through to something being made by students at college or whatever

Evan Henderson

“Alan Morrison, the festival’s artistic director, will be looking at all the submissions and so the ones he chooses you know will be of a quality worth seeing.

“During the festival we’re hoping to have a screening of what Alan feels are the best shorts.”

Evan explained that plans for this year’s Kirkcaldy Film Festival programme are progressing well and audiences will be in for a treat in September.

Giving away a little of what’s to come in 2015 he said: “We have focused on filmmakers from Fife at the previous festivals. We had Richard Jobson speak about his film and last year we focused on Paul Wright who released his critically acclaimed ‘For Those in Peril’.

“This year we are talking to another Fife based filmmaker at the moment and seeing if it’s possible to include them in the programme.”

All submissions must be no longer than 10 minutes in length. Entries must be submitted by early June and they can be made by visiting www.hub8fife.com