On Tuesday, 5th September at 18:00, Pictureville Cinema will present a selection of outstanding short films crafted by emerging filmmakers from Northern regions as part of the DIY Filmmaking Challenge: Unbound.

These no-budget micro-shorts delve into themes of freedom, escape, artistic expression, and the boundaries of possibility under the overarching theme of ‘unbound.’ This special event is free to attend and will feature screenings of the shortlisted submissions. Additionally, it will culminate in the announcement of the winning filmmaker, who will receive £1000 in development funding for their next short film project.

The featured film lineup includes “AMPuTV: The Number One Star” by Georgia Madden, “The Journey Home” by Noah Lei Underwood, “Vines” by Taylor Clarke, “Chump Change” by Frankie Currie, and “Saudade” by Darshan Gajjar. These shorts will be screened alongside “Youthless,” directed by Jordon Scott Kennedy, and “Hanging On,” directed by Alfie Barker and produced by Hollie Bryan.

Following the screenings, there will be a panel discussion featuring Bradford-based producer Hollie Bryan of Cosmosquare Films, local writer-director Jordon Scott Kennedy of Idle Work Factory, and BFI Network Talent Executive Jen Bradfield from Film Hub North. This panel will delve into the intricacies of DIY filmmaking, offer valuable insights and advice to aspiring filmmakers, and address questions about the industry. It will also provide an opportunity for networking.

Commenting on the showcase, Manon Euler, Head of Film Hub North said: “We’re thrilled to team up with The Unit and National Science and Media Museum for our very first DIY showcase. To be able to present fresh new work from the North in Yorkshire’s biggest indie cinema is a fantastic opportunity for filmmakers and audiences alike. Hearing from local filmmakers Hollie Bryan and Jordon Scott Kennedy will prove invaluable to the next generation of talents.”

Bradford-based producer, Hollie Bryan added: “It’s really great to see a platform in Bradford for early filmmakers and I feel very grateful to be a part of watching all these great films and seeing such a brilliant level of creativity in the North.”

The DIY Filmmaking Challenge: Unbound is an integral part of the BFI Film Academy, delivered by Film Hub North, in collaboration with The Unit Bradford and the National Science and Media Museum. The BFI Film Academy offers opportunities to ambitious individuals aged 16-25 across the UK, providing insights into the world of film and guidance on building a career in the screen industries.

Admission to the DIY Filmmaking Challenge Showcase is free, but advance booking is necessary. For additional information and ticket reservations, please visit www.scienceandmediamuseum.org.uk/cinema/diy-filmmaking-showcase.