Dart Valley In Focus

Over the summer we are running a film competition to find creative people with a passion for Dartmoor, who have great ideas and interesting stories to tell.

Dart Valley In Focus Film Competition

Make a 60-second film telling your Dartmoor story

Are you aged 15-21? Be in with a chance of winning professional workshops to develop your filmmaking skills in the Dart Valley.

To enter

  1. Make a short film up to 60 seconds long telling us what is special about Dartmoor to you
  2. Post it on your Instagram account using #dartinfocus and mention us @lovedartmoor
  3. Follow us @lovedartmoor

You’ve got until Monday 27 August 2018 to enter, so there’s plenty of time to work on your ideas.

The films will be judged on creativity, storytelling and passion for Dartmoor.

Whatever your interests Dartmoor is a fantastic place to get out in and to explore. We want to know what makes Dartmoor so special to you. It could be the people or the adventures you have or the places you visit that get you closer to nature.

Winners will have the chance to create short films in the Dart Valley, working with professional filmmakers and learning film industry skills and techniques through a series of workshops.

Workshop dates:

Sunday 16 September: Getting to know the location

Sunday 23 September: Firing your imagination, finding your story

Saturday 6 October: Camera and equipment training, filming preparation

Sunday 7 October: Filming on location

Sunday 14 October: Filming on location

Sunday 11 November: In the studio

Sunday 25 November: In the studio

Saturday 1 December: Making the most of your film

Competition rules

  1. This competition is open to film makers between the ages of 15 and 21
  2. Entrants must be residents of the UK
  3. Entries can be from individuals or groups
  4. All films to be submitted in English
  5. Films should show a passion and enthusiasm for Dartmoor. This competition is intended to promote Dartmoor’s special qualities. It could look at how you use Dartmoor or its wildlife and history and how people use Dartmoor and care for it.
  6. Films should be made responsibly and follow the Ranger and Countryside Codes
  7. The use of drones and model aircraft is prohibited on or over any common land within the National Park
  8. There is no registration fee. Entry is. via Instagram using #dartinfocus To be eligible entries MUST be set to PUBLIC so that they are visible to the organisers.
  9. Entries to be submitted to Instagram before 13th August 2018 at 12 noon. Entries published after this time may be considered under certain circumstances which are to be decided by organisers.
  10. Entries must not contain defamatory, obscene, offensive or any other unsuitable material. The organisers reserve the right to disqualify and report any entries containing such matter.
  11. Entries must be the original work of the Entrant and must respect the rights of other parties. Entrants must possess the exclusive rights to Entries and are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions including music. The organisers accept no responsibility for any claims or complaints against infringement of rights or damages from third parties relating to Entries and Entrants agree to indemnify the organisers against any claim by any third party from any breach of these Terms and Conditions
  12. Entrants retain the copyright of the work but grant the organisers a perpetual non-exclusive licence to broadcast and to upload the Entry online. If contacted by the organisers in relation to this competition, Entrants will provide copies of their work in a format that can be used on their websites and other platforms
  13. After the 20th August 2018 the organisers will contact the six winning entries via Instagram. Winning Entrants will be asked to:
    1. Provide name, address and contact details of the film maker
    2. Provide proof of age of the film maker(s)
  14. Successful entrants will be asked to sign up to the opportunity to work with professional film makers throughout the Autumn and Winter to make a short film about Dartmoor and the Dart Valley. They will be offered a programme of training and mentoring to develop their film making skills. The finished films will be premiered at an event to be held in March or April 2019
  15. The organisers decision will be final
  16. Participation in this contest implies accepting all of the Terms and Conditions without exception
  17. The organisers reserve the right to modify or cancel this contest or any of the arrangements, schedules or plans at any time and for any reason.
  18. The organisers of this competition are Dartmoor National Park Authority and the competition is part of the Moor than meets the eye Landscape Partnership Scheme

More information

The competition runs until August 27 2018.

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