Joe’s talents hit the big screen

PUBLISHED: 09:28 31 October 2012

Joe Blandamer pictured with one of his previous awards from the Corti a Ponte Short Film Festival.

Joe Blandamer pictured with one of his previous awards from the Corti a Ponte Short Film Festival.

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Young animator Joe Blandamer was one of 66 chosen from almost 200 entries to show his short film at a film festival in Manchester.

The film-making talents of a young animator from Raymond’s Hill will be showcased on the big screen at a prestigious national film festival.

Joe Blandamer, of Crewkerne Road, will have his film Healthy Heart screened at the 2012 Co-operative Film Festival, being held in Manchester on November 1 and 2.

The entry was one of 66 chosen from almost 200 submitted films from individuals, schools, youth groups, art groups, colleges and video workshops from across the UK and beyond.

Films were submitted from as far as Belgium, the Czech Republic and Estonia.

The selected films, from young people aged 19 and under, will be shown over six screenings throughout the two-day festival and include drama, documentary, animation, comedy films and music videos.

The film festival is being organised by The Co-operative Group and has been giving young people the opportunity to air their films on the big screen since 1966.

During the event there will be free workshops on animation, special effects make-up and podcast production.

Screenings are free and open to the general public. For more information visit www.co-operative.coop/filmfestival


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