With contributions open to anyone under the age of 22, City Eye’s Youth Film Festival showcased talent from the local area with submissions coming from Southampton Solent University students, regional colleges and those involved in other City Eye projects like their half-term Film School and Music Video Workshop.
The festival was divided into two sections, with films firstly presented as part of the College Filmmaking Challenge in which college students were tasked with creating a four-minute film using the title “Impression” and, as a line of dialogue, “I thought it was a suggestion”. Certificates and chocolate treats were handed out for best editing, cinematography, script, sound, audience vote and best film, adding to the film festival atmosphere. After the filmmaking challenge, the event continued with a variety of films being showcased to proud parents, with children as young as nine involved in productions on display.
Youth Film Festival was a chance to witness the work of the next generation of creatives, providing a great exhibition space for many first-time filmmakers. With an obvious passion for cinema and its future creators, City Eye continues to support film lovers and producers, both young and old.
Youth Film Festival took place on Wednesday 9 November as part of Southampton Film Week 2016.