UPDATED: NYCE Presents Newcastle Teen Film Contest
Posted on 04/19/2018

Lights, camera, action! The Newcastle youth board is proud to announce the 2018 Newcastle Teen Film Contest. Get your creative juices flowing now and have fun as you create a short film. Winning movies will be featured at the city’s Summer Movie Night on Aug. 15 and receive a special prize from sponsor Werxo, a local media production company.

Newcastle Youth Community Engagement (NYCE) created the contest as a way for teens to have fun and meet new people. Participation is free and open to students in grades 6-12. Contestants must work in teams of two or more. Films should be 3-5 minutes in length, family friendly and fall within one of three genres: action, comedy or documentary.

The movies should show a connection to Newcastle, so all films must incorporate shots of these locations: the dock at Lake Boren Park, any Newcastle trail sign and the brick Newcastle monument located at the Newcastle Commons.

Films are due June 30. To participate, turn in the entry form to the Newcastle Library by June 25 at 9 p.m. Those who sign up will receive information about how to turn in the film.

A judging panel will use a scoring rubric to choose winning films in each of the three genre categories. The winning films will be shown at the City of Newcastle’s Summer Movie Night at Lake Boren Park on Aug. 15. Films could also be featured on the King County Library System and City of Newcastle websites and social media pages.

To help you get started, the Newcastle Library is hosting the following film workshops in April:

Get Your Film Started Workshop and Team Registration
Saturday, April 21, 3:00pm
Grades 6-12. Presented by Tropium Nitrate Productions and Newcastle Youth Community Engagement (NYCE). Come create and register your team for the Newcastle Teen Film Contest! Learn the basics of making a film and how to write a production plan that will get you to the finish line. Contest rules will be announced. Sponsored in partnership with the City of Newcastle, Werxo, and the Friends of the Newcastle Library.

Filming & Editing on Your Mobile Device Workshop
Wednesday, April 25, 6:00pm
Grades 6-12. Presented by Reel Grrls. Learn how to film and edit on your mobile device for the Newcastle Teen Film Contest. Get techniques to enhance your content with good composition, lighting, audio tips and more. Bring your own mobile device. Sponsored in partnership with the City of Newcastle, Werxo and the Friends of the Newcastle Library.

The Newcastle Library is offering several drop-in editing sessions and other resources through the process. Learn more here.

The Newcastle Teen Film Contest is presented by Newcastle Youth Community Engagement (NYCE) and the King County Library System, in partnership with the City of Newcastle and Werxo, a local media production company. NYCE is a joint effort between the City of Newcastle and the Newcastle Library (with program support from the Coal Creek Family YMCA) to develop leadership skills, highlight youth ideas and opinions, and enhance the Newcastle community. NYCE meets the third Wednesday of every month from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Newcastle City Hall.

Newcastle Teen Film Contest Entry Form (PDF)

Originally posted March 30, 2018.

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