Young film makers are urged to join our contest

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The Bury Free Press has teamed up with the National Youth Film Festival Awards to showcase the best of UK teenage talent in a short-film contest.

The ‘Round My Corner’ competition focuses on family, friends and local neighbourhoods.

Shortlisted nominees will have their films put before a range of famous film sector professionals including The Iron Lady producer Damien Jones, film and TV director Ken Loach, producer Rebecca O’Brien, actor Toby Jones (The Girl, Hunger Games, Harry Potter) and Film 2013 presenter and writer Danny Leigh.

Winners will be invited to London to celebrate their achievements at an awards ceremony on November 8.

To enter you need to be under 19 and produce a film no longer than three minutes in length based on what ‘Round My Corner’ means to you.

Bury Free Press Editor, Barry Peters said: “I am delighted that the we are taking part in such an exciting project. In this digital age the technology is getting smarter all the time and the ability to film and edit has never been more accessible.

“Video is now an established part of showcasing the lives we lead and the world we live in. I can’t wait to see the finished projects.”

You have until midday Friday, October 11 to enter. For more details go to Your entry will also appear on our website after submission.