A new biennial film competition launched by Borderlines Film

Festival, Under Open Skies encourages both amateur and professional filmmakers

to showcase their work celebrating Britain’s natural world. The award, which

will be launched in Spring 2011, honours the work of Harry Williamson who in

addition to founding the Wyevale Garden Centre was himself a pioneering figure

in rural filmmaking. All shortlisted entries will be publicly shown as part of

the film festival and it is therefore hoped that the award will encourage

filmmakers to exhibit some of their unique and as yet undiscovered work. The

scheme also aims to publicise the work undertaken by conservationists to

protect some of the countries most iconic yet endangered species of fauna and


Entry is now open, with cash prizes of £1,000 for winning

entries in amateur and professional categories. Entry forms can be downloaded from the Borderlines Film Festival.

The festival, featuring Under Open Skies will run from Friday 25th

March to Sunday 10th April 2011.