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17th Aug, 2022

Young filmmakers encouraged to share experience of life in Stratford

BUDDING young filmmakers have been invited to tell their story of life in Stratford district.

A film competition aimed at 11 to 18-year-olds has been launched to give young people a chance to share their experience living or going to school in the district.

The #YourStratfordStory project has been organised by Stratford Youth Forum – part of a network of youth parliaments which aims to give young people a say – and Stratford Picturehouse.

Forum co-chair Isaac Searle said: “We’re looking for creativity, great stories and films that are fun to watch. We don’t mind how the film has been shot and want to be as inclusive as possible so if you need support to tell your story, please get in touch.

“Whatever your story is, we want to hear it.”

Warwickshire county councillor Dominic Skinner is supporting the competition.

He said: “The Stratford Youth Forum (SYF) is a great platform for young people to get their voices heard and the film competition will really cast some light on the issues that matter to youth of our district.

“Young people are far more informed, passionate and switched on than ever before, and they aren’t afraid to shy away from the big issues that matter.

“As a county councillor I feel passionately about helping to create opportunities for our entire community, and I’m really pleased to be able to support the SYF. I hope that this competition, and the continuing work of the SYF, will help to empower and inspire young people all over Stratford.”

Film entries can be up to five minutes long, made on any device, and can be made by individuals or a group.

Entries can be submitted from August 1 to October 1 and winning films will be showcased at Stratford Picturehouse.

Email soayouthforum@gmail.com for further details.

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