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.