October 11, 2006


The Blast on BBC TWO programmes showcase videos, of every type, made by young people like you. Submit your films to Blast now and you could be seeing your very own film on BBC TWO! There is no better showcase for young talent than that.

what you need to do:

Make a short film, it can be an animation, a documentary or a thriller! We want to see your creative film-making talents put to the best use!

Submit your film to Blast and you could see your film with expert review on Blast on BBC TWO! Your films could also be showcased in Blast Movie Shorts.

submissions criteria:

Participants have to be aged between 13-19 or 20-24.

The idea has to be an original one, generated by young people themselves.

Short films or videos need to be on either HI-8 or DV format (preferably DV format). If you use 8mm you will need to transfer this yourself.

Films can be about one of the Blast art forms: dance, music, art or an original film.

Short films can be anything up to 10 minutes, in drama, documentary, music video or animation. However, film submissions that are less than three minutes in duration are strongly encouraged.
Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that we can show all of the films/videos which we receive. For example, films which may cause offence or encourage breaking the law are difficult for us to show. If you would like to know more, please go to BBC Editorial Guidelines.

Before you submit your film, make sure you print off or download the content form and attach it with your submission:
Content Form (Word Document)

Content Form (PDF)

**Check out the webwise guide for downloading Acrobat.

E-mail or post your film and content form to:

E-mail your entry to: blast@bbc.co.uk - Use the subject heading: Blast on BBC TWO 2006.

Post your entry to: Blast on BBC TWO 2006, Room 3418, White City, 201 Wood Lane, London, W12 7TS.

Films need to be submitted no later than Tuesday 31st October.

Don't forget to check out these film-making tips before you make your film!
Blast Film - http://www.bbc.co.uk/blast/film/

People in Film - http://www.bbc.co.uk/blast/film/peoplein/

One Minutes Junior - http://www.theoneminutesjr.org/

A note about copyright:

We strongly recommend that you use original music, words, dance routines, pictures or other material created by yourself or your friends as using commercial music is likely to restrict the use of your work. You can always post a note on the Blast music message board and see if someone would like to help you.

If you do have to include commercial music, please keep each piece of music under 30 seconds long so that it can be used online. Blast will NOT accept your work if any copyrighted information or necessary consent from participants are missing. So do make sure you have completed the content form that you will need to submit with your film.

SOURCE & LINKS: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blast/opportunities/blast_on_bbc2/

Chris Schuepp
Young People's Media Network - Coordinator

Youth Media Consulting GbR
c/o ECMC (European Centre for Media Competence)
Bergstr. 8 / 11th floor
D-45770 Marl - Germany

Tel./Fax: +49 2365 502480
Mobile: +49 176 23107083
Email: cschuepp@unicef.org
URL: www.unicef.org/magic
Mailing list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/youthful-media

The YPMN is supported by UNICEF and hosted by the ECMC.

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