Wednesday, 27 February 2013

MyStreet: Your Story Told Through Film - Competition Launch

Open City Docs' online film channel MyStreet is gearing up to launch its 3rd annual documentary filmmaking competition from Between the Lines Festival (Rich Mix, London) with a free screening on Saturday 2 March 2013, 5pm.

Each year, MyStreet runs a competition where they shortlist the best 10 films about a UK location submitted in the past 12 months. It is a way of encouraging people to make films about their locality, by whatever means, and add to the living archive of everyday life.

'Our Nations Sons'' Scott Willis for Mystreet

These films are available to view online and act as part of the MyStreet community - an ever evolving slice of life, linked to the MyStreet map, searchable by postcode or town. 
Anyone around the world can upload a film about any location, but only those about a UK location will be eligible for the competition (see terms and conditions).

The deadline for MyStreet film submissions is Wednesday 15 May 2013. Shortlisted filmmakers will receive an access-all-areas pass to Open City Docs Fest 20-23 June 2013 where their films will be screened and judged by the Open City Docs Fest Jury chaired by Jeremy Irons (Actor & Producer, 'Trashed'). The three best MyStreet films will be awarded at the festival too!

'What the Neighbours Saw', by Danny Weinstein for MyStreet

“Between the Lines Festival is all about exploring the boundaries of documentary, which are shifting all the time. MyStreet is a kind of citizen journalism so it makes sense to bring that to a festival like Between the Lines that explores the challenges facing documentary makers in the new media landscape. We’re really excited to be launching this year’s MyStreet from there,” says Michael Stewart, Founder of Open City Docs Fest and MyStreet Director.

'55 Seconds' by Jan Cawood for MyStreet

MyStreet 2013 Launch + Screening 
@ Between the Lines Festival

SATURDAY 2 MARCH, 5pm-6.30pm

Location: Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA.
Click here for map.

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