Barking film maker shortlisted for national festival

PUBLISHED: 13:04 03 July 2013

A young movie maker’s short film has been selected for a national film festival later this month.

Chris Montengo, 18, from Barking, will have his six-minute-long film, Champion, screened at the 2013 Co-operative Film Festival.

His entry was one of 76 shortlisted from 153 productions submitted by filmmakers aged 22 or under from across the UK and from as far afield as Slovenia, Italy and Iran.

All the films will be shown throughout the three day event from July 17 to 19, after which seven will receive an ‘Advisors’ Choice’ award.

The Co-operative Film Festival has run for 48 years and was the platform to launch many careers including that of the festival’s patron, Edgar Wright, director of smash hits Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, who had a film screen there when he was young.

Festival organiser Laura Boonham commented: ““The film festival is a great opportunity for young filmmakers to showcase their talents and see their work on the big screen at a major national venue. They can also take part in exciting learning shows, view specially programmed packages of short films from around the world, and receive feedback on their films.”

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