See you at the Sea Festival: An online film festival created by young people, for young people

Cornwall Wildlife Trust and Cornwall College’s Your Shore Beach Rangers Project is searching for young, vibrant environmentalists to create short films for this year’s See you at the Sea Festival.

After the success of last year’s See you at the Sea Festival, the Your Shore Beach Rangers project wanted to ensure the festival continued this year with an online film festival; created by young people, for young people and it’s not too late to get involved. The idea is that young people create short films promoting their ‘Blue Voice’ - that means anything to do with you and the sea. Perhaps you’re an artist who engages with the ocean through pictures or paintings and you want to share what you do with other young people. Maybe you are concerned about an issue facing the ocean such as the increased use of facemasks and want to raise awareness. Whatever way you engage with the sea, if you can make a film about it, you could be part of See you at the Sea Festival 2020.

Jenn Sandiford, Youth Engagement Officer for the Your Shore Beach Rangers project, says:

“Young people are the future in conservation, so we want to hear their Blue Voice. Young environmentalists are on the rise and we want to embrace this and have them engage with other young people around Cornwall. We couldn’t hold See you at the Sea Festival the way we did last year, but we didn’t want to lose that vision, so the idea for this year’s online film festival was born. We want to hear from everyone; artists, musicians, shore experts, public speakers, however you engage with the environment and wish to spread your message.”

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If you’re a young person aged 11 to 24 years old and live in Cornwall, you can get involved, be creative and share your vision for positive change. Don’t have fancy equipment? Don’t worry! You can make your films on your phone and there is free online editing software out there. All participants must complete the application/brief and tell us about what you hope to create. Email Jenn Sandiford on for more information and to grab your application.

Once you have applied, we will select the videos we would like to be made. If your video is selected to be made, the individual or team will receive £150 for your time on us receiving the finished film. Not all videos made will be played on the day, we will select ONLY 8 (but you will still receive the £150 for your time). The 8 videos chosen to be played as part of the festival will be entered into the prize draw. There will be prizes for the top three videos on the day (judged by number of views, number of shares, and judges scores on the day). It will be up to you to promote your film to get as many views as you can. 1st place will receive vouchers equating to the value of £300, 2nd place £150 and 3rd place £50.

See you at the Sea Festival – Saturday 28th November 2020
Film deadline – Monday 16th November 2020

The Your Shore Beach Rangers project is proudly funded by Our Bright Future; a National Lottery Community Funded project.

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