Deadline for the children’s film competition extended

Due to the high interest, the deadline for applications was extended to 18 October.

Yettel and Bookline have launched a creative competition under the title Book to Film (Betűből képkocka). Under the competition, young people aged 13 to 19 are encouraged to make films based on books they’ve recently read. The finalist short films will debut at the Cinemira International Youth Film Festival, and the best ones will be awarded prizes by a prestigious jury of professionals. Due to the high interest, the organisers decided to extend the deadline for applications by one month to 18 October.

The Book to Film short film competition aims to help young people in the 13 to 19 age group  find the balance between high-quality offline and digital leisure activities. They are encouraged by the competition to read non-digital, paper-based books, consume offline culture and develop content using digital devices as complementary pursuits. Participants can submit a trailer, a clip, a short film based on a scene of a book or any self-made film inspired by a book without any restriction of genre or style at a length of up to 1.5 minutes.

“In the summer, young people under 19 had just over a month to shoot their competition films, yet a record number of entries were received by the original deadline. Nevertheless, several applicants said they would welcome more time. As there’s still some time to go before the Cinemira film festival, where the finalist pieces will be shown and the winners announced, we have decided to extend the deadline for applications. So, we are looking forward to receiving young applicants’ works until 18 October”, said Nóra Lakos, Organiser of the Cinemira Youth Film Festival.

The film competition announced by Yettel and Bookline is linked to the Cinemira International Children’s and Youth Film Festival established several years ago. The festival provides a high-quality professional setting for the competition. Members of the jury evaluating the applications: Éva Magyarósi, animation film director, Gergely Szirmai, film critic and video blogger, Peti Puskás, singer, actor, television host, Jázmin Hollósi, online content developer, student of media design at MOME university and Benedek Lampert, photographer. Besides the prestigious professional recognition, prizes include a tablet suitable for film editing, 1-year mobile internet access and a mobile router, a selection of books worth HUF 50,000 and the opportunity to attend a real commercial film shooting. Besides the prizes awarded by the jury, all entries are also eligible for a special prize awarded by public vote.

For more details on the Book to Film competition please click here.