Budding film makers offered funding chance

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YOUNG filmmakers on Wearside are being invited to apply for funding.

The British Film Institute Lottery-funded initiative is handing out grants of up to £5,000 for young people aged five to 19 to make a film pilot and up to £30,000 for a studio grant to make between three and four short films.

A maximum of 75 grants will be given and applicants must have match funding of 20 per cent.

To download an application form, visit www.firstlightonline.co.uk/funding.

Deadline for applications is 2pm on April 23.