Young Persons Film Festival

Derby 2050 is a three day Young Person's Film Festival led by a group of Year 10 students from Murray Park School, Derby. The festival theme, the year 2050, considers what life might be like in 40 years time. Through film workshops and an open call out for film entries, the festival will showcase original work produced by a wide range of young people from the Derby community, and screen existing features that explore the futuristic theme.

You can download the PDF version of the Festival Programme here

Friday 24th March

Festival Launch

  • 1:15pm Welcome and introduction by Year 10 2050 festival organisers
  • Screening of "Silent Hood" – Derwent Youth Alliance
  • 1:30pm Creative Skills for Your Future – Education in 2050
  • University of Derby Faculty of Arts, Design and Technology (ADT) Key Note Speaker – Christine Parker
  • 1:45pm Screening of "Red Arrow" by ADT graduate
  • 2:00pm Filmmaking in the East Midlands – Filmmaking in 2050
  • 6PM Studios A Ali and DJ Rapper Artist Dean Palinczuk AKA Scorzayzee
  • Selection of short fi lms made by independant film makers
  • 2:30pm Year 8 Creative Day introduced by Mrs V Tissington, Assistant Head Teacher Murray Park School – Life in 2050
  • Year 8 Creative Day 2050
  • Forensic Fridays
  • 3:00pm First Light and Mediabox movie selection introduced by Mab Akhter, Mediaworks Trust Director
  • 3:20pm Preview of Year 10 2050 feature "Once upon a Desperate Time"
  • 3:30pm Close

Saturday 25th March

Festival Feature Premier Night

  • 6:30pm Welcome and introduction by festival organisers
  • 6:40pm Mediabox Selection
  • "Bollywood High" - Highfield Youth and Community Centre
  • "Life is Like a Yo-Yo" - NHS Youth Engagement
  • 7: 20pm 3 Minute Film selection
  • "Nothing's Changed" directed and produced by Lizzy Mawson
  • 7:30pm Festival screening of "Job Interview with a Vampire"
  • 7:45pm NOW 16 Short Film Premier by Firs Youth Centre Group
  • 8:00pm Live performance sample scenes from 2050 feature "Once upon a Desperate Time"
  • 8:15pm Festival screening of "Once upon a Desperate Time" produced by Murray Park Year 10 production group
  • 8:40pm Festival awards presentation
  • 9:00pm First Light Award Winners Screening
  • 9:30pm Close

Sunday 26th March

2050 Visions of the Future

  • 6:30pm Welcome and introduction
  • 6:40pm Introducing "The Reluctant Viking" produced by Derwent Juniors Youth Club
  • 6:50pm 20th Derby St Augustine Scouts Group presents "Stardis"
  • 7:00pm Dr Who, Part One (episode to be confi rmed)
  • 7:50pm 20th Derby St Augustine Scouts Group 2010 Showcase and Vision of 2050
  • 8:00pm 20th Derby St Augustine Scouts Group's Live Performance
  • 8:10pm Midlands Muslim Community presents MCC show reel
  • 8:20pm MCC Voices and Visions of 2050
  • 8:30pm "Bling Bling Jinn" - Open Centre Youth Group
  • 8:45pm Dr Who, Part Two (episode to be confi rmed)
  • 9:15pm Final screening of 3 Minute Film Competition entries
  • 9:20pm Closing festival remarks
  • 9:30pm Close

Booking and Entry Policy

Festival launch event and early evening screenings starting at 6:30pm are all FREE ENTRY, subject to availability and prior booking. To confirm a place contact QUAD box office or Mediaworks Trust on 01332 369230.

Festival Linked Feature - Planet 51

Saturday 26th 3:30pm and Sunday 27th March at 1:30pm. See QUAD Box Office for further details part of Cine Kids Screening £3:00

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