Fifth Continent 72 Hour Whitsun Bank Holiday Film Challenge

Fifth Continent
72 Hour Whitsun Bank Holiday Film Challenge

The National Lottery Heritage Fund supported Fifth Continent scheme, whose filmmaking programme is run by Screen South, is challenging residents of Romney Marsh to enter the free

‘72 Hour Whitsun Bank Holiday Film Challenge’



Read our FAQs here

Feeling creative and looking for something to do over the Witsun bank holiday? Screen South are running a free 72hr film challenge.

You don’t have to have ever made a film before; as long as you have an idea you can apply. Films can be shot on anything from a mobile phone to a high end camera. We are looking for creativity and stories about the Romney Marsh, fictional or real.

Maybe you know someone who has lived on the Romney Marsh their whole life and wants to be interviewed about their town, or maybe you just simply enjoy the beautiful views. Grab a camera and go!

Enter your team today at the link below and you will be sent all the details. The challenge will start at 5pm on Friday 24th May 2019 and ends at 5pm on Monday 27th May 2019.

All films entered will be shown at a free screening at the Old School in New Romney on Saturday 8th June between 2pm – 5pm.

A panel of judges will select the best three films, who will be awarded by BBC Radio Kent’s Dominic King at a prize giving ceremony at the Old School in New Romney starting at 6pm.


How to enter

Register your team below and we will send you all the information, including a production pack and a theme or key phrase which will be released on the day. Don’t delay - there will be a limit on the number of entrants we can accept.


You will have from
5pm Friday 24th May 2019 untill
5pm Monday 27th May 2019

to make your film, at which point you will upload your film for the judges to view


1st Prize: £100 Voucher
2nd Prize: £50 Voucher
3rd Prize: £25 Voucher


  • Your film must be shot on the Romney Marsh.
  • The film must include the key phrase that will be emailed to the lead contact at the start of the film challenge.
  • Films can be any genre.
  • Films must be between 1 – 5 minutes in length.
  • The final fully edited film must be uploaded by 5pm on Monday 27th May 2019 (details on how to do so will be emailed to you at the start of the challenge.)
  • All films entered will be judged by a panel and the judges’ decisions are final.
  • By entering a film, you are granting Screen South, Fifth Continent and its partners’ permission to share the film online, use for promotional purposes or for screenings.
  • Filmmakers who incorporate any images, writing, music or other creative material where rights (including intellectual property rights) belong to a third party, must obtain the third party’s express permission.

Read the full rules here

This event is part of the Fifth Continent Film Project which aims to create a platform for filmmaking that reflects life and stories on the Marsh.

For more information, contact Screen South on
01303 259 777 or email at

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