Young Film Makers invited to send films to Stroud Film Festival

Posted on 15. Jan, 2016 by in Featured, Newsletters

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awards-title-bannerThe Stroud Film Festival takes place at venues throughout the town, during 4th-20th March. It’s a two week celebration of cinema, bringing new opportunities for the whole community to enjoy a wide range of films. Stroud Community TV will be holding our Awards evening as part of the Festival. For more details go to:

The festival is also now inviting young people to submit short films they have made for possible inclusion in the festival.

FilmFest2016‘Flies in Frame’ is on Monday 14th March 6.30 at Horsley Church and includes short films made by drama groups Flies on the Wall and the Pauline Quirke Academy. Stroud Community TV have been delighted to play a small part with the Flies Film project supporting three groups to make their films.

Films lasting 3 minutes or less will be considered made by young people (aged 17 or under) living in or around Stroud. If you’d like to send in a film for possible inclusion please ask for more information and a form through The event is being supported by Stroud Festival and Lansdown Film Club.

Jo Bousfield, of Flies, says “We haven’t set a theme or title for these films as we want young people to have the freedom to explore their imaginations through film, and find out what the possibilities are. We look forward to receiving them, they can be filmed quite simply on mobile phones or with more sophisticated equipment… anything goes… up to a point !”

The Film festival involves all the big screens in the town where film is regularly shown will be involved – Lansdown Hall, Stroud Valleys Artspace, Brunel Goods Shed, The Subscription Rooms, VUE Cinema, and Open House – as well as less traditional ‘cinemas’, such as the Prince Albert, the Crown and Sceptre and Star Anise Arts Café. The programme ranges from features, animations and documentaries, to short videos produced by local filmmakers, and experimental films.

The film festival is generously supported by Stroud Town Council, the Film Hub South West & West Midlands and the British Film Institute.

If you’d like to find out more about the festival please go to or email

Submit your film

Stroud Film Festival and Flies on the Wall

Screening of Short films by Young People 2016: Stroud Film Festival invites entries from young people who have produced short films (max 3 minutes) for a screening event:

‘Flies in Frame’

On: Monday 14th March 2016   6.30pm

At: Three-In-One Venue, St. Martin’s Church, Horsley, Stroud, GL6

If your film is to be included in the programme, then we will contact you by 22nd February 2016. If you do not hear from us then your film has not been selected for the screening but may be included on the list of online films which can be watched via the festival web site

To enter your film into the Festival it MUST be:

  1. Made by someone living in or around Stroud, aged 6-17 years on 1 Sept 2015.
  2. Strict maximum of 3 minutes long. Including titles and credits. No minimum length.
  3. Completed in 2015 or 2016.
  4. Your film should be available to be seen online eg on YouTube or Vimeo and also exist in a good quality version suitable for screening.
  5. Films should also be suitable for screening to an audience   equivalent to PG classification.
  6. Copyright for all films should be owned by the film maker or cleared, including music.
  7. Please complete the form below and email it as an attachment to Jo Bousfield at the address you received this from.
  8. The deadline is Monday 15th February 2016

Name of film maker/s:

Date of birth:

Title of production:

Date of Production:                   Running Time:                                     (min)

Link to the film eg Vimeo or YouTube:

Email address:

Telephone No:

Full address:



Please write a brief synopsis of the film (max 30words)

If you’d like to send in a film for possible inclusion please ask for more information and a form through


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