Film competition for schools

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Budding film-makers across Milton Keynes will be getting behind the camera for the Milton Keynes and Bucks Film Competition this month.

This is the second year of the competition, and it is being expanded to cover the entire county.

MPMC film competition

MPMC film competition

Youngsters are challenged to create films with the theme of ‘Rail safety’, and the two winning entries will scoop £500 prizes at a gala evening following a one-day festival in July.

A competition spokesman said: “Young people will be encouraged to discus key messages like trespassing, graffiti, vandalism, thrill-seeking, stone-throwing, anti-social behaviour, electrocution, level crossings and taking short cuts.

“The competition will be divided into two categories, one for junior schools and one for secondary schools. The films will be judged by film industry experts and will look at how film-makers have effectively communicated the key messages and how entertaining this has been.”

Schools can still register for the story online at www.juniorfilmmakers.co.uk