Young co-operators will be getting their chance to watch their own films on the big screen as the Co-operative Film Festival opens on Thursday 1 November in Manchester.
The festival has been going since 1966, and it has helped hundreds of young people realise their dreams by playing their work to a live audience every year.
In 2012 the festival will take place on the 1 and 2 of November at AMC Cinema in Manchester, between 11:30 and 16:00.
The rising stars had to co-operate with each other to make the film, lead the project themselves and be creative whilst exploring issues that affect their lives. The aim was to create a complete work that holds the attention of the viewer in an entertaining, informative or interesting way.
One filmmaker has even chosen to make a co-op themed film called “Jude – the Box”. Jude is a 10 year old who has made a short film focused on the IYC with figures working together to create the IYC Box logo.
Anyone can come and watch a diverse range of fun, inspirational and thought-provoking films from animation, drama, documentary and more, all made by people aged 19 and under.
Screenings 1, 2 and 3 will take place between 12:00 and 16:00 at AMC Cinema, 235 Deansgate with no pre-booking required.
Other Drop-in Events include: advisors feedback sessions, animation, and special effects make-up, all between 11:30 and 16:00 in the Cinema Plaza.
Podcast Production will take place at the same time in the Manchester Central Convention Centre.