Are you the future of film? An exclusive chance to realise your potential with Craghoppers and Discover Film.
As I shared on the first Geektown Radio show I co-hosted in January, along with being Geektown’s new film reviewer, I’m also a teacher of Media and Film Studies. There is no denying that some of greatest ideas arrive in the creative minds of young people on the verge of making key decisions about their careers.
I have, over my 11 years, been fortunate enough to see a handful of my students go on to carve out impressive careers in the industry as film-makers. The struggle to get opportunities is tough and I have also supported a handful of students as they make that tough decision to give-up as the pressure, competition and financial restrictions that have held them back finally break them.
It has therefore been exciting this week to learn more about the incredible new short-form film competition launched by Craghoppers and Discover Film. The winners will be awarded exclusive cash prizes of £34,000, recognising Students and Filmmakers in a whole host of categories, such as Acting, Directing, Writing, Cinematography, and many other areas.
Joanne Black, the Director for Craghoppers, expressed how her company was making a strategic decision to invest in a new generation of content creators. The awards are going to recognise this emerging talent and help fund bursaries and prize monies to help young professionals make the right steps in the progression. The Discover Film Awards will take place in April and October and it is exciting to see investment and support from a company such as Craghoppers.
Gray has been teaching Media and Film studies for 11 years now, and saturates himself in a world of TV and Film. Can most regularly be found with his iPad bingeing on a TV series whenever there is a spare moment between planning and marking. Gray has 3 years of writing experience for exam boards and educational resource companies too.