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From the early days of cinema, the possibilities of the future and its technological advancements have captured the imaginations of filmmakers. As technology increasingly intervenes in our everyday lives and the advances towards the creation of artificial intelligence, cinema has followed in fear and wonder, predicting new advancements and reacting to current ones.
As part of AI Con and in partnership with Kainos, Danske Bank, Northern Ireland Screen and Nerve Belfast, we want young people to create short films that explore the concepts and possibilities of Artificial Intelligence. Whether it's time-travelling robots from the future, self-aware drones or intelligent software living inside your phone, what impact will A.I. have on our lives?
Help young people get creative and use their imaginations to make a short film, 2 minutes or under in length (including titles and credits) using what equipment they have in school or at home. Films can be made on a mobile phone, tablet or camera, and we have a range of filmmaking resources to help support the filmmaking process. Enter the finished films into our Visions of A.I. Filmmaking competition to be in with the chance of winning some amazing prizes.
The makers of the winning film will receive a filmmaking bundle worth £500, and two runners up will get their hands on additional prizes. The closing date for entries is 5pm Wednesday 30 November 2020. Visions of A.I. is open to all young people Across Northern Ireland aged 11 to 14, and we will be announcing the winner on our website and social media channels after the closing date.
We place no restriction on genre, however the theme must explore Artificial Intelligence in one of the following areas:
Check out our Robots and Artificial Intelligence film list for further inspiration - all films are available for Into Film Clubs to order from our catalogue.
Into Film and Nerve Belfast can provide guides and resources on all aspects of the production process, so that even the most inexperienced filmmaker can feel confident in submitting an entry. Schools who require additional filmmaking help or equipment can access support from Nerve Belfast. Contact us to find out more.
As this competition is for ages 11-14, all films must be entered by a parent/guardian, teacher or other adult on behalf of a young person or group of young people. To enter, please complete the entry form. You will then be instructed to upload your film and you will receive confirmation on the upload page that this has been successful.
We are looking for the most creative and engaging short films, with strong stories. In order to be shortlisted for the judges' consideration, entrants must meet the following criteria:
We will not be judging technical ability alone. Judges will use the following criteria to make their decisions on the winning film: