Pupils’ films get viewing

Pupils from South East Northumberland Schools gather at Cramlington's Vue Cinema to watch their short films being screened.'REF 1810131414

Pupils from South East Northumberland Schools gather at Cramlington's Vue Cinema to watch their short films being screened.'REF 1810131414

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More than 100 children from schools across Northumberland took on a unique film challenge last week at a new cinema.

The youngsters have been working with filmmakers from Kids for Kids UK using video cameras, mobile phones and iPads to create a series of two-minute short films shown at the VUE cinema in Cramlington.

The schools competed against teams of young people from around the world, and watched their masterpieces on the big screen on Friday, where prizes were announced in various categories including Best Concept, Best Camerawork, Best Editing and Best Teamwork.

Chris Gledhill, manager at VUE Cinema in Cramlington, said: “We’re pleased to be involved and it was great to welcome the students into the venue to showcase their work on the big screen.”

Joanne Burke from Northumberland Arts Development, who organised the initiative, said: “To have the students preview in the VUE cinema is another fantastic way to highlight the possibilities of filmmaking as a career.”