Pictureville Cinema Spotlights Emerging Northern Filmmakers in DIY Filmmaking Challenge: Unbound

The Journey Home by Noah Lei Underwood
The Journey Home by Noah Lei Underwood

Bradford’s Pictureville Cinema is set to illuminate the talents of young Northern filmmakers on September 5th at 18:00 as it hosts the DIY Filmmaking Challenge: Unbound showcase. This event will feature a selection of no-budget micro-shorts exploring themes of freedom, escape, creative expression, and limited possibilities under the theme ‘unbound.’ 

The no-budget micro-shorts explore stories of freedom, escape, creative expression and limited possibilities centred around the theme ‘unbound.’ The free special event will screen the shortlisted entries and announce the winning filmmaker, who will receive £1000 in development funding to produce their next short.

The full film line up is: AMPuTV: The Number One Star by Georgia Madden; The Journey Home by Noah Lei Underwood; Vines by Taylor Clarke; Chump Change by Frankie Currie and Saudade by Darshan Gajjar. The shorts will be screened alongside Youthless directed by Jordon Scott Kennedy and Hanging On directed by Alfie Barker, produced by Hollie Bryan.

The screenings will be followed by a discussion with Bradford-based producer Hollie Bryan of Cosmosquare Films, local writer-director Jordon Scott Kennedy of Idle Work Factory, and BFI Network Talent Executive Jen Bradfield from Film Hub North. The panel will explore the process of DIY filmmaking, offering advice for filmmakers and answering questions about the industry followed by the opportunity for networking.

Commenting on the showcase, Manon Euler, Head of Film Hub North said: “We’re thrilled to team up with The Unit and National Science and Media Museum for our very first DIY showcase. To be able to present fresh new work from the North in Yorkshire’s biggest indie cinema is a fantastic opportunity for filmmakers and audiences alike. Hearing from local filmmakers Hollie Bryan and Jordon Scott Kennedy will prove invaluable to the next generation of talents.”

Bradford-based producer, Hollie Bryan added: “It’s really great to see a platform in Bradford for early filmmakers and I feel very grateful to be a part of watching all these great films and seeing such a brilliant level of creativity in the North.”

DIY Filmmaking Challenge: Unbound is part of BFI Film Academy, delivered by Film Hub North, in partnership with The Unit Bradford and National Science and Media Museum. BFI Film Academy offers opportunities for ambitious 16-25 year olds anywhere in the UK, to get to know more about film and how to forge a career in the screen industries.

The DIY Filmmaking Challenge Showcase is free, but booking is required. For more information and to book tickets, please visit: www.scienceandmediamuseum.org.uk/cinema/diy-filmmaking-showcase