Download an application form HERE
What is Leeds Young Filmmakers’ Golden Owl Awards?
An exciting filmmaking competition for young people aged 19 * and under. The Golden Owl Awards celebrate the best of young people’s filmmaking across the city.
When will the Golden Owl Awards ceremony take place?
The evening of Wednesday 27 March 2013 at Leeds Town Hall and will be the opening ceremony for Leeds Young Film Festival. It will be a ticketed, black tie event with celebrities and dignitaries from the film, civic and business worlds.
Who can enter?
Any young person from Leeds who has made a short film since Jan 2012 can submit to this competition. We welcome submissions from individuals or groups of friends, Youth & Community Groups and Schools & Colleges.
NB Schools & Colleges need to complete a separate application form. Please go to www.artformsleeds.co.uk or ring 0113 230 4074 to request a copy.
What sort of films are we looking for?
Films can be of any genre or type including comedy, horror, drama, animation or documentary. This includes music, skate and promo videos.
1. Produced by children / young people under 19 *
The majority of the people involved in the production of the film must be aged 19 * years or under.
The production must be young person-led and young people must have devised the script or story. Young people must also have been involved in using the camera and sound equipment and been involved in the editing.
* 25 for vulnerable adults or people with physical impairments
2. Maximum of 10 minutes, including credits
Films can be of any length up to 10 minutes. Even one minute films will be considered – longer is not necessarily better. Trailers will not be accepted – only complete films.
3. Only films made since January 2012 can be entered
Previous submissions will not be accepted.
4. Maximum 3 entries per person/ group
You may enter up to three films in total; however only ONE film can be shortlisted per person / group.
5. Contains no copyrighted material
If your film is selected you must have gained permission for any copyrighted material, including music and soundtrack.
Click here for sources of copyright free music, film and images.
If your film is selected you must be able to attend the Golden Owls Awards ceremony which will take place on Wednesday 27 March 2013 at Leeds Town Hall.
The competition is supported by Leeds City Council through the Leeds Young Film Network, ArtForms, the Leeds Young Film Festival and Leeds City Learning Centres in partnership with Logistik. It reflects the commitment made by the Council to support young people through the Leeds Children and Young People’s Plan (CYPP) and Leeds as a Child Friendly City.