My Life My City

BiB Age of Wonder is a seven-year project capturing the journey through adolescence and adulthood for all teenagers in Bradford. We are working in partnership with secondary schools and young people across the district to create a detailed picture of every aspect of what it’s like to grow up in Bradford.

Creative expressions are key to painting this picture and our new

short movie competition, My Life, My City, looks to put the brush

firmly in your hands! This competition is for young people (aged 11-

18) living in the Bradford district. In this competition, we will ask you

to create a 5 minute movie using your mobile phone. You can edit

your movie using free editing apps (e.g. iMovie, InShot, Quik). Your

movie can be in any style (e.g. documentary, animation, cartoon,

musical) but must focus on one of these three themes:

1. My Life – capturing your unique journey growing up from birth to the present day. You can use old photos and family clips to share your journey, your family life, and showcase how you’ve changed over the years. This is your personal story and you have free reign to make it yours!

2. My City – capturing what life is like in Bradford, from the unique perspective of a young person in Bradford district. Capture Bradford in the ways only a young Bradfordian can!

3. My Life, My City – capturing both your journey growing up using family clips and life in Bradford.

The deadline for completing your movie is 1st October 2024. Once the deadline has passed, a panel of filmmakers and media professionals (including Pishdaad Moderassi from Anarchy Cinema, Amy Garcia from the BBC, Anna Hall from Candour TV, and others) will judge all entries and select the top 15. The top five movies will receive a £500 voucher each!! The ten next-placed movies (movies 6-15) will receive a voucher of £100! 😊

If this sounds like something for you, you can enter this exciting competition here, join our mailing list and start making your movie. You can also enter by scanning this QR code.

During the competition, you will be invited to training webinars and regular drop-in sessions from professional filmmakers to help you make your movie. We will also give you instructions on how to send us your finished movie. More details on the competition are also available in our FAQ and resources sections below:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Resources to Get You Started:

Keen to crack on? There are lots of useful instructional videos, tips, and advice available on these channels: