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Stonewall Film Clip Competition 2011

Stonewall received some amazing entries to the 2011 Film Clip Competition, showcasing the brilliant talent of young film makers up and down the country.  The winning clip was announced at a  special screening at the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival on Saturday 2nd April 2011. 

You can view the shortlisted and winning clips below, as well as finding out more about the competition.

Winning clip:  Behind Closed Doors
Created by Josie Williams

Shortlisted clip: Out of the Closet
Created by Emma Donovan and Samantha McFadden

Shortlisted clip: I am, We Are
Created by: Shreya Chatterjee and Olorato Conrad Mbi (film makers requested video not shown)

Stonewall & the 25th BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

Stonewall was delighted to once again partner with the BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival on the film clip competition.  The three shortlisted clips were be screened at the festival, alongside the best new LGB and queer cinema.  The shortlisted film makers joined Stonewall at the screening where the winning film was announced.   

2011 was the 25th year of the prestigious London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. As ever, the festival showcased a broad programme of the best new international queer cinema.  For more information please visit the festival  website.

The competition

Stonewall launched its annual film clip competition in 2009 to provide a platform for young people's voices.  Working alongside the BFI London Lesbian and gay Film Festival enables us to ensure the messages meet the widest possible audience.  Film makers don't need to be lesbian, gay or bisexual to enter, just aged 16 to 21 with a positive message about being young and LGB that they would like others to hear.  Clips can be up to three minutes in length and can be filmed in any medium including mobile phone/webcam/DV camcorder/digital camera.  It can also be animated. 

2011 Judges

Stonewall invites media industry insiders to judge the entries.  The judges who generously gave their time to judge the competition this year, alongside Stonewall Chief Executive Ben Summerskill were:

John Partridge - Stonewall Entertainer of the Year award winner who has been delighting audiences as Christian in Eastenders since 2008, the first gay character in the long-running soap

Anna Richardson- presenter of fabulous Channel 4 programme The Sex Education Show and supporter of Stonewall's anti-homophobia work

Film Clip Competition 2010
The three shortlisted film clips were screened on the 28 March at the London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival alongside the documentary Training Rules. The shortlisted film makers were invited to a special reception hosted by the BFI.  The winning film makers visited the set of hit TV series Waterloo Road and they also starred as extras in an episode for the latest series.

Judging panel: Gurinder Chadha (Director of Bend it like Beckham), Maureen Chadwick (Creator of Bad Girls, Footballer's Wives, Waterloo Road), and James (Stonewall Youth Volunteer)

Shortlisted Clips:
Missed Opportunities (winning clip)
Dear John (shortlisted)
Escape Homophobia (shortlisted)

2010 Winning Clip: Missed Opportunities

2009 Winning Clip: Homophobia in Schools