Living Advent Calendar Film Competition Returns For 2014

film-clappaboard-imageLocal young filmmakers have a unique opportunity to see their work on the big screen thanks to the return of the Living Advent Film Competition, at The Regal Picture house.

The Henley Living Advent Calendar wants to find the best Henley in Autumn/Winter-themed films made by talented local youngsters. The best film as decided by the panel of judges will be hosted by the Regal on December 10th at 6.15pm as that evening’s Living Advent Calendar entertainment. A selection of the best entries will also be available to watch online on the Living Advent Calendar website and new Youtube Channel.

The film showing will be the second in the four-year history of the Living Advent Calendar, and Chair Richard Rodway is excited to see filmmakers’ responses to the call for entries.

“Over the years young people have taken part in lots of performances for the Living Advent Calendar but this is something a little bit different. Whether it’s drama, documentary, a comedy, even an animation, anything goes as long as it fits within the Autumn and Winter theme and is between two and three minutes long.”

“Events like Henley Youth Festival show the depth of talent local young people have, and the prevalence of simple and affordable technology like camera phones means people can shoot films more easily than ever. We’re very excited to see what we get and are hoping that not just individuals but school groups, clubs and associations are inspired to make something and take part.”

The competition is open to anyone under the age of 25 who lives, works or studies in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire or Berkshire. Entries must be no longer than two minutes. The categories are:

  • Under 12
  • 13-17
  • 18-25

Prizes shall be awarded for the best video in each of the categories, prizes for the under 18 year olds are giftcards to help them with their filmography interests and the over 18’s could win a days work experience working with local film studios Meadow Farm.

To enter the competition just complete your entry form from here :

Deadline for entries is 30 November 2014.

For more information please email

By entering filmmakers are licencing Henley Living Advent Calendar and the Regal Picture house full rights to show their film either as a live event or online. Up to two entries per person are allowed, and films can be made by teams of four people. Further terms and conditions are available when downloading the entry forms.