22 August 2007

The two winners will receive a £5000 film commission and the chance to be part of FACT's 2008 artistic programme. The top two filmmakers selected by the jury will win prizes funded by First Light Movies that will develop their talent and create a new film, with help and advice from a professional film crew. Their films will then be shown as part of a special event celebrating special effects at FACT during Liverpool's year as European Capital of Culture in 2008.

This is the third annual Young Liverpool Film Night, which provides the opportunity for young Merseyside filmmakers, aged 13 - 19, to show their films on the big screen at FACT. The films submitted are judged, critiqued and finally short-listed by FACT's Young People's Forum, which was launched last year to offer support, training and advice to Liverpool's youngsters who want to get involved in New Media Art.

Last year, there were over 120 entries to the competition, with the ten best selected for screening at FACT, to a sell out audience of 250 people. All genres of films, from horror to romance and music video to documentary, will be accepted. Young Liverpool Film Night 2007 will be held at FACT on 11 October.