Yellobric Launches Short Weekend

A 48HR SHORT FILM COMPETITION FOR AMATEUR FILM MAKERS, JUDGED BY INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS

* Filmmakers, audiences and charity partners come together to create spontaneous short productions.

* Applications open to anyone with a camera and editing software

* All proceeds go to providing digital educational materials to developing world schools

London, UK – 22th March – Screening on the 26th May (filming from 24th May) at Genesis Cinema, Mile End. Short Weekend will see filmmakers from across London and the developing world create some of the most off-centre productions this year. The short films will reach across the globe – anyone, anywhere can enter and be part of London’s underground film scene.

London’s talented filmmakers will be set against entrants from Yellobric’s partners across sub-Saharan Africa and the event will be streamed live on the web. Since 2011 Yellobric has been providing educational digital content to developing world schools. This event will bring these very different environments to London and join communities across thousands of miles using the power of the web. Industry professionals will judge the event and the winner will receive film-making hardware.

Gavin Paterson, founder and director of Yellobric, said: “Short Weekend will unite filmmakers and audiences, donors and students. They will be able to interact in a creative mêlée and peek into each other’s lives.”

Short Weekend is about creating a dialogue between people all over the world. The event will be a chance for Londoners and developing world students to reflect on the dichotomy of their situations and set into context the tremendously important work Yellobric is doing. It will be a celebration of globalism, technology and the Internet and what they could mean for global development.

Entry is open to anyone with a camera and editing software. To enter, buy a ticket or find out more, go to www.yellobric.com. For stock images of Yellobric projects, go to www.yellobric.com/press-page

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