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National Young Filmmakers' Award - Call for Entries

- 15 October 2009 - Graham Dean

Leeds Young People's Film Festival is proud to present the 7th edition of the National Young Filmmakers' Award (NYFA) which showcases the best new films made by young people from across the UK.

They are looking for short films (under 10 mins) in any category - fiction, documentary or animation and in any genre - comedy, horror, drama, fantasy, sci-fi. Whatever you make, they want to show it! The shortlisted films will be screened at a special event in the 2010 Leeds Young People's Film Festival taking place at Easter and will be judged by a panel of industry experts including filmmakers, producers, journalists and funders. The winning filmmaker in each age category will win £250 towards their next project.

So if you are aged 0 - 19 and have made a short film (either on your own, at school or with an organisation) then send it NOW! If you want to enter and haven't started your film yet or it's not finished, then don't worry - you have until Friday 18th December to send it to us.
Visit the film festival site for more information and an entry form.

Safer Searching - all key stages

- 06 November 2008 - Graham Dean

A safe search engine that will deliver materials relevant to the English curriculum

This link will take you to ICE home page - with choices for primary and secondary schools.
The screenshot below is an example of a search for "Shakespeare" using the secondary section. All sites have been vetted as suitable for education. They can also be previewed before visiting  the actual site.
If there are no results for a search, then the team behind this will endevour to find suitable sites within 24 hours.
Ice home page:
nice for primary schools :                                                                                                                                                 
ice3 for secondary schools  

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Whilst every care is taken to check the suitability of external links, Blackburn with Darwen Education Department is not responsible for the content of such sites and accepts no liability for material within them.
The learning platform itself will always be "a work in progress" and as such content should not be taken as definitive statements of Blackburn with Darwen Education Department policy.