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The first Fenland Smart Phone Film Festival

Sun 04 Mar 2018

The first Fenland Smart Phone Film Festival

The first Fenland Smart Phone Film Festival 2018  is part our Word Up! Festival. This film competition is open to anyone filming with mobile phones or tablets.

Films must be no longer than 3 minutes. The competition is open to any genre or theme, as long as you tell a story.

Entries cost £2 each. First prize is £70, second prize is £50 and third is £20.

See the Fenland Smart Phone Film Festival website for all of the details.

Submissions need the be received by 11:59pm 31 March 2018, please see here for guidelines.


Sue Burge is a poet and freelance film studies and creative writing tutor based in North Norfolk.  She has been teaching film studies for over twenty years for organisations including The University of East Anglia, University of Zurich, Hochschule Winterthur, Picturehouse Cinemas, various Community Cinema Clubs, The Workers’ Education Association and many more.  Sue was Education Officer for the King’s Lynn Community Cinema Club for around seven years during which time she organised over sixty events such as Victorian Magic Lantern Shows, demonstrations of early films on early projectors and trips to film costumiers and cinema museums as well as organising a series of film studies lectures.

Jon Lawrence is a writer who hails from South Wales but now lives in Norfolk. To date he has written three novels (The Pastoral, Playing Beneath the Havelock House and, most recently, The Jack Newton Radio), two novellas (Albatross Bay and the illustrated Bisha), a volume of poetry and a full length play, The Wallflower Café. However, his output doesn’t stop there. He has written the screenplay for the short film, The Bench (in which he appears), he has penned and recorded four musicals for primary schools and he has even written a book of illustrated children’s songs (The Music Man’s Songbook).

Nik Fox runs Sentia Live, a specialist outside broadcast & streaming company.  Nik’s background in live broadcasting means he has an eye for detail. He is an experienced camera operator, sound guy, vision mixer, live director & producer, and an accomplished & respected broadcast engineer & consultant.

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Word Up! Festival

Between 12 and 22 of April the Word Up! Festival will be taking over the town of March! Join in to get creative with storytelling in all it’s forms. Enjoy film, music, visual arts, performance, poetry, and creative writing and have a go yourself with our interactive events. Bring your family and friends to try your hand at a range of activities. The Word Up! Festival finale will be taking place on the Market Place at St George’s Fayre. Fin d out more about the Word Up! Festival here.

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