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Thanks for joining us in the Lighthouse for what was an incredible evening - 11 short films from the very best of Liverpool's emerging filmmakers. Our judges were thoroughly impressed by all entries.

Sat 8th April 2023, 5:30pm-10pm (Liverpool Lighthouse)


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Liverpool Lighthouse

Based in a refurbished former Gaumont cinema in high-deprivation North Liverpool, they are a registered charity working with the local community to create thriving communities of people living more fulfilled lives.

As an Arts and Community centre, they use engagement with the arts to improve people's wellbeing, so they can go on to develop the skills they need to meet their aspirations.

Oakfield Rd, Liverpool, L4 0UF

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To gain exposure

So long as you have the drive and passion to succeed, we want you. For film, genre and budget are immaterial. What matters above all is the creative and technical vision behind it. We want people who also realise that exceptional pieces of art are not a natural product of multi-million dollar budgets or extensive boardroom meetings. Rather, they arise from a desire to do what has never been done, to push the envelope, push aside excuses, and brush away convention.

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"The horizon is where the known and the unknown meet. Where what we can see and traverse, meets what is unseen, perhaps unknown, and possibly impenetrable."
"What we see as being within our horizon is our home, where we belong, where we operate safely, and know what to expect - geographically or conceptually. Beyond the horizon lies the unknown which may attract us with its potential for solutions to our problems, bright diversions to our boredom, or maybe solace to our pain; but also fear of these changes, uncertainty as to our ability to weather them, and mourning for the loss of home. This is the beauty of the horizon as metaphor, verging on symbol, fusing as it does familiarity with mystery, producing a semi-conscious fecundity which can be awoken by a mere turn in the road."

Colin Brydon, 'The view from Phu Khun northern Laos'


Get to Know Us

Matt and James are student filmmakers both from Liverpool. They have directed and produced multiple projects over the past few years, realising just how difficult it is to gain traction. As a result, they're seeking to unite with other aspiring filmmakers across the region, and collectively promote their work.

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