Buckinghamshire County Council have announced the launch details for the Bucks Cut Films 2014 film competition. It will take place in the Eden Shopping Center, High Wycombe, on Saturday 22nd February 2014 from 1pm to 3pm.
Bucks Cut Films is a local youth film competition with a difference. Young people in Bucks are invited to make their own under-two-minute short film or advert to persuade their friends not to take up smoking.
The project is commissioned by Buckinghamshire County Council’s Public Health team and run by The Deborah Hutton Campaign.
At the launch a local street artist will be present to work with young people to create a graffiti-style artwork depicting the deadly impact of tobacco companies on child labour, the environment and deforestation, as well as on people’s health.
Young Buckinghamshire residents will learn how to write their name in graffiti style and could win some top prizes on the day, including an iPod shuffle and Cut Films Hoodie.
The Public Health Practitioner at Bucks County Council, said: “We are really excited to be running another Cut Films project in Bucks. Last year some great films were submitted showing how young people think about the dangers of smoking. Currently around 58,500 adults smoke in Bucks, and some 80% of these will have started before the age of 18. We need to stop today’s children becoming tomorrow’s smokers through engaging with them on their level and encouraging them to think about the impact smoking can have on individuals, families and communities.”
Closing date for the film competition is 2 May 2014 and is open to all young people under 25. Winners of the Bucks judges’ choice film will see their work showcased at BAFTA HQ at the Cut Films National Awards 2014 on 3 July 2014.
For further information visit the Bucks Cut Films website www.cutfilms.org/Bucks