Lights, camera action! Haringey @50 film competition
Fledgling filmmakers are invited to turn the spotlight on Haringey to celebrate the borough’s golden anniversary.
The council will be rolling out the red carpet for the Haringey @50 My Haringey short film competition, which offers debutante directors the opportunity to showcase what Haringey means to them through a five-minute documentary, drama, comedy, animation or music video.
Films can explore any aspect of life in Haringey and be filmed in any format and on any device – from smart phone to film camera.
The pick of the bunch will enjoy the Oscar-winning treatment with a special screening at Wood Green Cineworld alongside a Haringey community documentary written, produced and directed by young people and local residents with support from Bernie Grant Arts Centre.
Haringey Council Leader Claire Kober said:
“What better way to mark our 50th anniversary than to invite residents to show on film what Haringey means to them, what they love best about the borough and what their hopes are for its future.
“There’s a huge amount of creative talent in Haringey and we’re really looking forward to seeing the borough through the eyes of those who live here today.”
All films will be featured on the Haringey Council YouTube channel, while the winners in each category (aged 14 and under and aged 15 and older) will also scoop an iPad mini.
Further information about the competition and how to apply can be found on the Haringey @ 50 webpage.
The launch of the My Haringey film competition marks the start of a series of events and activities to mark Haringey @50 – celebrating the history of the borough and looking ahead to its future.
Other highlights will include an exhibition at Bruce Castle Park and an outdoor community event, including performances from local young musicians. More information on these will be published soon.
The London Borough of Haringey was formed in 1965, bringing together the municipal boroughs of Hornsey, Wood Green and Tottenham.