New competition for budding filmmakers from The National Archives

The National Archives via their website are inviting aspiring filmmakers to take one of their suggested ‘documents’ and make a short film about it .

The competition, supported by the friends of the national archives, is aiming to encourage filmmakers to use the diverse collection of documents and pictures available from the TNA as the inspiration for an original feature .  

Ten documents from the archives, ranging from the floor plan of a 19th century lunatic asylum to a West Indian view of life in post-war Britain, have been put online and entrants will need to use one or more of them as the starting point for a three-minute short film . it could be a character, a line, or the whole document – according to The National Archives website it is up to you to decide!

For more information go to The National Archives website  for details on how to enter and closing dates .

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