JacksGap Judge BPF Shorts Competition

Teen YouTube phenomenon on jury for young film maker contest

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Now in its third year, Bpf Shorts is a short film competition for 12-18’s designed to encourage and nurture young film makers to make their own short films.

Run in association with The Bedford Park Festival, the competition has been judged by many famous names from the world of Film and Television: Simon Curtis  (Director My Week With Marilyn and the Cranford TV series) in 2012, actors Colin Firth and Kevin Mc Nally in 2011, as well as Director Jim Gillespie and Charlie Philips of Mind’s Eye .

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This year is no exception, as Bpf Shorts has attracted another strong industry jury panel including the YouTube phenomenon twins behind JacksGap: Jack and Finn Harries. Jack Harries started his YouTube channel in July 2011 aiming to record his gap year through a video diary for family and friends, but rapidly became a YouTube sensation.

JacksGap video content now ranges from vlogs and comedy sketches, to adventurous bungee jumping and unicycling pieces, as well as documenting the twins' travels around the world in Europe, New York and Thailand. JacksGap has been so successful that in February 2013, it reached one million subscribers , 88 per cent of which are female, aged between 14 and 17 years.

Judging for the BPf Shorts 2013 competition is now complete. Winners will be awarded prizes by the judges at a special screening and prize-giving this Saturday 5.30pm to 8.00pm at St Michael and All Angels Church hall, Chiswick to which all entrants and interested young filmmakers are invited.  The organisers ask invited film makers to R.S.V.P. as soon as possible so space can be reserved.

A packed crowd is expected. One thing is for sure, come Saturday Chiswick will be buzzing with budding  teenage film makers.

For more details of the evening and full judging panel see Bpf Shorts web site.

June 19, 2013

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