West London Film Makers Alive and Kicking

Colin Firth & Kevin McNally create buzz for young people’s Bpf Shorts Competition

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Bpf Shorts ‘West London Life’ short film competition for 12-18 year olds in West London has been a great success, attracting large numbers of entries as part of this year's Bedford Park Festival.

Local actors Colin Firth ( The King’s Speech) and Kevin McNally (Pirates of The Caribbean, The Long Good Friday, Cry Freedom) this week joined with Hollywood director Jim Gillespie (I Know What you Did Last Summer) and Advertising Director Charles Phillips (Lynx, Starbucks campaigns) to judge the films.

Star prizes include a Canon 550D with lens kit and four professional sessions with various film-making specialists. Winners and commended young filmmakers also win a visit to the National Film & Television School (NFTS) in Beaconsfield.

A screening of winning films and prize giving takes place this Saturday 25th June 6pm to 7pm at St Michael & All Angels Church hall. Actor, Kevin McNally and Charles Phillips will personally present the prizes on the night.

Organisers say Saturday’s event is a great opportunity for young film makers not only to watch the winning entries, but to get together and share ideas.

Kelvin Murray, the photographer and commercials director, who devised the Competition said today “We are thrilled by the innovation, creativity and imagination of many of the films entered. Young filmmakers in West London are definitely alive and kicking. We hope the Competition filmmakers and those interested in short film will come along on Saturday and celebrate the joys of short filmmaking.”

For a preview of some of the films entered, take a look at the Bpf Shorts trailer:


BPF SHORTS TRAILER from Kelvin Murray on Vimeo.


June 24, 2011