If think you could be the next Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese or Alfred Hitchcock, then enter your short film into the Stonyhurst Young Filmmaker Competition!

As part of the Stonyhurst Literature & Film Festival, we are offering budding film makers the chance to have your movie premiered before the open-air cinema screening of Bohemian Rhapsody as our two-day festival draws to a close.

Shortlisted finalists will have a highlight reel from their films shown before the winner’s movie is premiered to hundreds of film lovers attending our outdoor screening of Bohemian Rhapsody. The winner will also receive our prestigious Stonyhurst Literature & Film Festival Award, as well as two free tickets to the event.

What are we looking for?

Our judges want to see a short movie that is creative, dynamic and showcases your passions. There are no restrictions when it comes to genre or themes, but we do ask that you submit original material. The film should be between 15 and 20 minutes and it must be written and produced by young person(s) between the ages of 18 and 25.

The deadline for entries is Friday 19th July 2019.

If you need a little inspiration, why not have a look at the Stonyhurst Top Tips for Film Making?

Who are the judges?

Judging the competition are Jim Cooke, David Barnes and Emily Johnson, all of whom have incredible careers in the film and television industry.

Jim Cooke owns his own production company and has worked making music videos with big name artists and brands such as Tom Jones, Amazon and Spotify.

Emmy Award-winning David Barnes will be speaking at the Stonyhurst Literature and Film Festival on Saturday 17th August as well as acting as a judge for the Young Filmmaker competition. His credits include documentaries ‘Young Gifted & Broke’ and ‘For Folk’s Sake – Morris Dancing & Me’.

Emily is a freelance floor runner and has worked on a modern series adaptation of ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’, which fellow festival speaker Simon Callow starred in the original, as well as ‘Men in Black’ and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’.

Enter the Stonyhurst Young Film Makers Competition

Do you want to submit your short film to our Young Film Maker’s competition? You can find out more on how to apply here, otherwise find out more by reading our frequently asked questions.

For further questions or queries, or to submit your film, please email enterprises@stonyhurst.ac.uk.