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NI Broadband ‘SuperShort’ competition

July 2013

The ‘Super Short’ competition organised by BT and Cinemagic in 2013 challenged young people in Northern Ireland, aged 11-18, to write a 500 word story illustrating how high speed fibre broadband transforms  people’s lives either by helping someone  make a difference, achieve a dream, overcome a problem or make a connection. Cinemagic were involved producing the competition prize, which was to turn the two winning stories, selected by award winning Northern Irish author, Sheena Wilkinson, into short films.

Frank McManus, Head of Wholesale Sales and Services in BT Northern Ireland

The aim of the ‘Super Short’ competition was to highlight the benefits of high speed fibre broadband and at the same time encourage young adults to think about the ways in which this leading-edge technology is transforming the world. We’re delighted with the creativity of all the entries and look forward to watching the winning short movies on the big screen later this year.

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Cinemagic guided two film production units, made up of young competition entrants and the winning script writers, over the course of five days to produce the two films from script to screen! The young people had the opportunity to learn how to bring a story to life on screen from covering elements such as script development, cinematography, creating film sets and camera technique. Both movies are available on the NI broadband website will be officially screened at Cinemagic in November 2013 in November.

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For more information on this project email claire@cinemagic.org.uk
For more information on how to upgrade to superfast fibre broadband visit http://nibroadband.com

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