Core film project nominated for award

A short film made by young people in a project at The Core theatre, Corby, has been shortlisted in the under 16s category of the Film Northants 2012 competition.

Six young people aged from nine to 14 worked under the guidance of professional film-maker Martin Steed for four days in July, learning new skills during a holiday course.

They developed ideas for a film, found locations, learned camera skills and found out how to edit a final cut.

Their short film The Book, about a girl who starts to write a book only to find her characters coming alive, is among six films shortlisted in the Under 16s category of this year’s Film Northants competition.

It will be screened with all the other finalists at the awards ceremony at Northampton Cineworld on Monday September 17.

The winners and runners up will be announced on the night, but the shortlisted films can be viewed in the meantime on the Film Northants website,

The Core’s creative projects manager Lisa Byrne said: “The young people had a great time on this course, and now they are thrilled to bits to be shortlisted for an award. We hope to be able to run more film-making projects in the future to give more people the chance to learn these exciting skills.”

To find out more about The Core’s Get Involved programme of activities, including a Play In A Week project in the October half-term, visit or call 01536 470 473.