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The Orange North Star Short Film Award

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Northern Lights Film Festival in association with Yipp Films and Orange present:

The Orange North Star Short Film Award is the best-resourced short film production prize in the UK and has grown directly out of the Northern Lights Film Festival's multi award-winning Digital Film Challenges.

The winner of the Orange North Star Short Film Award 2006 will be assisted professionally and financially to make a short film to be shot either on film or digital and with a budget of £40,000 in financial support and donated professional services.

The award-winning film is to be authored by the filmmaker and there are no genre limitations. The film maker can either write their own script or submit an application with a writer. The Award is designed for experienced filmmakers resident in the UK who have yet to make their first feature film.

Only those who have made either two short films or one factual/drama television programmes of at least 30 minutes duration are eligible to apply.

The winning project will be produced by Newcastle based Yipp Films and The Script Factory will act as script editors. The film will be shot during the Summer of 2007 and will be world premiered at Northern Lights Film Festival 2007.

The winning filmmaker will be selected by a panel including the Festival Directors and the regional screen agency, Northern Film and Media. They will be chosen against a criteria based on a mix of talent, experience and quality of initial idea.

Application requirements

To apply: The North Star Short Film Award is now closed to applications.

The Schedule

Stage One, part one – 16th October 2006
Deadline for Submission of Application Form, Showreel, Developed Idea and CV.

Stage One, part two – 4th November 2006
Short-listed Film makers informed by 4th November 2006.

Stage Two – 16th November 2006
Interview Day For Short-listed Film makers.

Stage Three – 18th November 2006
North Star Winner announced at Northern Lights Film Festival.

Stage Four – December 2006 to February 2007
Script Development by The Script Factory.

Stage Five – March to May 2007
Pre-Production at Yipp Films.

Stage Six – Summer 2007
Production and Post Production at Yipp Films.

Stage Seven – November 2007
Gala Premiere at Northern Lights Film Festival.

The Aftermath
The film will be entered for film festivals worldwide and distributed.

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