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Archive footage documentary competition back on at Doc/Fest

Filmmaking archive footageOnce more ITN Source, the footage licensing division of news and multimedia content provider ITN, opens up its archive of 2.8 million news clips, programmes and films, to those participating in the ITN Source Short Film Competition at Sheffield Doc/Fest. 

Together with the documentary festival and music partner Audio Network, ITN challenges filmmakers to create a 1-minute short using their footage and Audio Network’s music. The top 3 films will be screened at Sheffield Doc/Fest and the winner, voted for by the festival’s attendees, will be presented with a cheque for £1000 at the festival’s awards evening.

The judges will be looking for an original, visually arresting piece from the winning production, but other than that there are no constraints.

Take a look at the brief and find out how to enter here.

In 2015 over 400 people registered to take part in the inaugural ITN Source Short Film Competition and 71 finished films were submitted.

Liz McIntyre, CEO & Festival Director, Sheffield Doc/Fest, says: “It’s very exciting to see what filmmakers discover and are inspired by in these two fantastic libraries, and how they experiment with that footage. Last year’s results were wonderfully creative and I’m looking forward to seeing how inventive this year’s entrants will be.”


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Alexandra Zeevalkink is a Dutch-born journalist living in London who founded DocGeeks in August 2011 in order to have a legitimate excuse to watch every documentary under the sun. She freelances for various publications and writes mainly about documentaries and the film production industry. When she is not blogging or watching films, she enjoys theater, photography and reading loads of books. She is always on the look out for potential partnerships with other creative minds.

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