Stonewall has teamed up with the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival to launch its annual film clip competition, where anyone aged 16 – 21 is invited to submit a short clip with a positive and inspirational message about being young and lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB) in Britain today. Deadline for entries is 25 February. To enter visit: www.youngstonewall.org.uk/filmclip
This year a host of exciting celebrities are supporting the competition. The best clip will win a private capsule experience on the EDF Energy London Eye with Sir Ian McKellen. Judges this year include Stonewall Entertainer of the Year award winner John Partridge and Anna Richardson (The Sex Education Show).
Clips can be up to three minutes long and filmed in any medium – including mobile phone, webcam, camcorder or digital camera. You don’t have to be LGB to enter and the theme this year is ‘It gets better … today’ – Stonewall’s campaign to reassure young LGB people that they have the right to feel great about who they are right now; they don’t need to wait for things to get better (www.stonewall.org.uk/itgetsbettertoday). Include the words ‘It gets better … today’ in your entry for a chance to feature on Stonewall’s YouTube channel – as well as being entered into this exciting competition.
Stonewall Youth Co-ordinator Laurie Oliva said: ‘Stonewall’s film clip competition provides a platform for the voices of the next generation of LGB people and equality campaigners. We know just how much talent and enthusiasm is out there – and we can’t wait to see it. Plus, this year’s top prize has got to be the best yet – your film screened at the Lesbian and Gay Film Festival and a chance to grill one of the world’s most famous actors, Sir Ian McKellen, in your own private capsule on the London Eye!’