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75 Second Films Awards
Embracing the very short film format, 75 Second Films aimed to challenge artists and film-makers to respond to key themes of Amy Johnson Festival and to utilise the power of visual story telling to convey the amazing story of Hull’s heroine and aviatrix Amy Johnson. The themes were:
- The life and flying achievements of Amy Johnson – telling her story, key moments in her life, her personal struggles and achievements.
- Women’s equality and liberation – Amy Johnson campaigned for women’s equality particularly at work.
- Flight in all its forms – aircraft engineering, the physics of flight, insect flight – especially moths as Amy flew de Havilland Moth planes throughout her aviation career!
- World cultures, then and now – reflections on culture, society and politics in the countries and continents in Amy’s lifetime.
A call out was placed locally, nationally and internationally and we were overwhelmed with the world-wide enthusiasm. Hundreds of films were submitted from which we made a selection of the most interesting and creative for screening and judging. The winners and highly commended films represent an eclectic mix of genres, from animation to short narrative through to abstract and performance based film.
The judges were Sean McAllister – International, Esther Johnson – UK, and Rick Welton – Hull and East Yorkshire.
75 Second Films was organized and curated by Kerry Baldry on behalf of Amy Johnson Festival.