Taunton Youth Culture & Arts Festival 2021

Taunton Youth Culture & Arts Festival 2021

Tyca 2021 Short Film Competition

In collaboration with Somerset Film

Calling all Budding and Experienced Filmmakers


Create a 3-5 minute film on the Tyca 2021 theme of Empowerment and what that word means for you.

This could be something you’ve already created that fits in with the theme, or something that you create specially.

    We are looking for creative, inspiring and imaginative films which reflect this year’s theme.
    You can create the film using your smartphone, a DSLR camera, or any device with a camera.
    The competition is open to young people aged 11- 25. There will be 2 age group categories for the competition: Ages 11—17 and Ages: 18-25.
    There will be a cash prize of £75 awarded to the winners in each category.
    A selection of films will be shared and receive panel feedback as part of the Tyca Film Festival Evening on Friday 29th October at The Brewhouse Theatre with presentation of prizes.
    Deadline for submissions: 15th October 2021

Assessment Criteria


Clear evidence of the theme of EMPOWERMENT, however it is interpretated


The uniqueness and originality of the story


Imaginative ideas that move the theme/story forward

Sound Quality

Any dialogue is clear

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If any music used it is suited to the film and helps tell the story

Submit your Entry

Please fill out the form below to tell us a bit about yourself and your entry. We look forward to seeing your work!
Your video will need to jhave been uploaded to Youtube or vimeo and a shared link attached to this entry form. If you are unsure please contact ku.oc.notnuatstra%40olleh

SUBMIT your ENTRY now!

Submission Form

Entries are open to all in Taunton and the surrounding areas
Please tell us the name of your school, if applicable,
If you are under the age of 18 please ask your parent to put their name here
If you are under the age of 13 please supply us with your parent's/guardian's email address as we will email them to confirm they have given their authorisation for you to enter the competition. This is part of our safeguarding policy for your protection.

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