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Right Here Right Now is a 1-minute filmmaking competition run by PQATV and the Children’s Media Conference for young people aged 21 and under. Building on from last year's successful 'One Minute to Save the World' competition, we are back with a new theme!
RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW what have YOU got to say..?
Make a film about who you are
A film that makes us sit up and take notice
Make a film that shows us your world
A film that you want to see
A place for diversity, inclusion and empowerment of young voices in filmmaking
The ‘Right Here Right Now’ short filmmaking competition is for young people aged 21 or under.
Your films can be for a young audience, an older audience, or for everyone. It can be an animation, fiction, documentary, music video or something different. Your films can be made using any technology; a smart phone, a DSLR or digital camera, celluloid, a camcorder or a Film/TV camera. We don’t mind, it’s what you put in front of the camera that matters.
“Right Here Right Now” is the theme for this year’s Children’s Media Conference. The theme is a response to challenges set by last year’s Changemakers, a group of young people selected to speak at the conference about causes they are passionate about. This theme not only focuses on larger issues such as climate change, but also diversity, inclusion and empowerment of new and young voices and this is what we would like you to focus on with your one minute films. Show us what you think and feel on screen.
One Minute to Save the World 2019
Last year we held the inaugural competition titled 'One Minute to Save the World' which asked young filmmakers to make a film about something that they believed in. A film that made us sit up and take notice. A film that blew us away. A film that made us think. A film that asks questions. You can watch the finalist films on the PQATV YouTube Channel along with a short promo video from the winners screening.
PQATV is the broadcast arm of The Pauline Quirke Academy (PQA), a UK organisation running weekend performing arts schools catering for children from 6 - 18. Started in 2007 by well-known UK actress Pauline Quirke (Broadchurch, Birds of a Feather, North & South, Emmerdale), PQA has since grown to encompass 170 Academies across the UK. One of the key features of the PQA experience is the Film & TV module which gives students the opportunity to learn about filmmaking both in front of and behind the camera and to make, screen and broadcast their own short films.
The CMC is the only gathering in the UK for everyone involved in developing, producing and distributing media content to kids – on all platforms. It welcomes delegates from film, live action TV, radio, interactive media, games, licensing, toys, book publishing, museums, theatre, theme parks and educational media – with speakers from all those areas and beyond. It’s the only time when professionals from across the whole media industry get together to share ideas and information and make new partnerships to create content.