Mash-Up Filmmaking Competition

Monday, 3rd September 2018

The EAFA Mashup Filmmaking Competition 2018

is now closed for entries!!

A HUGE thank you!!! to everyone who submitted a film to this year's EAFA Mashup Filmmaking Competition.  Once again you've blown us away with your creativity (and mischief) in using the archive footage and we now have the tough job of choosing a winner in each category ... to be announced shortly - keep checking here for updates!

Monday, 19 February 2018

Mash-Up Filmmaking Competition 2018

We are pleased to announce the launch of the East Anglian Film Archive (EAFA) Mashup Filmmaking Competition in 2018!

Archive film provides a unique and rich source of creativity and inspiration.  EAFA invites you to create a new production choosing from a specially curated selection of archive material.



Competition Brief:


  • Make a short film between 1 and 5 minutes in duration.
  • At least 50% of the total duration of your film must consist of archive footage supplied by EAFA as part of the competition package.  You can use just one film clip from the package or as many as you wish.  The package of films can be previewed on our YouTube channel here  (Note that these fims aren't downloadable, once we've received your completed entry form you will have access to non-watermarked material.)
  • You are free to combine the EAFA archive footage with material you have shot yourself, or add effects and audio-visual material sourced (with the necessary permissions) from elsewhere.
  • The theme of this year’s competition is ‘Transformation’.

We’ve purposefully left the theme a little open-ended; we’re really excited to see the different ways in which you interpret it.  Submissions won’t be judged on production values alone.  What we’re looking for is creativity, imagination, and overall how you chose to interact with the archive film.


Some T&Cs:


  • There is a limit of one entry per person.
  • Competitors must include a credit page at the end of their submitted production, listing the films from the EAFA competition package that have been used and include a title that reads “Produced for the East Anglian Film Archive Mashup Filmmaking Competition 2018”.
  • Competitors must also list on the credit page any other source material that was included as part of the production, and have sought all the necessary permissions pertaining to copyright.
  • Please see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) handout for clarifications.
  • Entries are further subject to these Terms & Conditions.




The winner in each category (‘Under 18s’ and ‘18 and Overs’) will win a £250 cash prize, a year's subscription to Little White Lies magazine and will have their film screened around the region including at this year’s Norwich Film Festival.  The films will be added to the EAFA’s collections, and preserved for posterity.  The films may also be published on our website at


How to enter:


Simply dowload and complete an entry form, and if you are under the age of 18, ask a parent/guardian to also sign a consent form.


Key dates:


Launch date: Monday 19th February 2018.

Closing date for submissions: Monday 3rd September 2018, 12pm.


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Happy filmmaking!





EAFA Mash Up 2017 Winners and Finalists

2017 Theme "Today's The Day"


Winning Entry in the '18 and Over' category

- 'Labor Omnia Vincit (L.O.V.)' by Ella Finch


Winning Entry in the 'Under 18' category 

'Today's The Day' by Tierney Knights



Finalist in the '18 and Over' category

'My Family History by Jack' by Jack Sauverin



Finalist in the '18 and Over' category

'This' by Jess Marshall




Monday, 20 November 2017

EAFA Mash-Up Filmmaking Competition 2017

Announcement of '18 and Overs' winner - Ella Finch

Congratulations to Ella Finch, the winning filmmaker in the '18 and Overs' category in the 2017 Mashup Filmmaking Competition.  Ella was awarded first prize for her film 'Labor Omnia Vincit (L.O.V.)' at a screening at The Forum, Norwich on Sunday 19 November as part of the Norwich Film Festival's "East Collection", a programme of short films either shot in East Anglia or by East Anglian filmmakers.




Monday, 13 November 2017

EAFA Mash-Up Filmmaking Competition 2017

Announcement of 'Under 18' winner - Tierney Knights 

Thank you to everyone who came along to the matinee screening of all the film entries in this year's competition on Sunday 12 November at The Forum, Norwich, with particular thanks to all the filmmakers who provided the afternoon's entertainment!

Huge congratulations to Tierney Knights, the winning filmmaker in the 'Under 18' category in the 2017 Mashup Filmmaking Competition.

Congratulations also to the three chosen finalists in the '18 and Overs' category.  These are Jess Marshall, Jack Sauverin, and Ella Finch.  

These shortlisted finalists' films will be screened at the Norwich Film Festival on Sunday 19 November as part of "The East Collection", where the Mash-Up 2017 winning film will be announced!

Tickets for NFF event on Sunday 19th November can be booked here




Friday, 6 October 2017


'Today's The Day' EAFA Mash-Up 2017 Film Screenings

Sunday, 12 November 4.30pm [Doors open 4.15pm]

Judging for this year's Mash-Up Films are under way!  You can join us for a special matinee screening of all of the films entered into this year's Mash-Up Filmmaking Competition. The shortlisted finalists will be announced following the screening, and then these judges' favourites will be screened at the Norwich Film Festival on Sunday 19 November as part of "The East Collection", where the Mash-Up 2017 winning film will be announced!

Tickets for EAFA event on Sunday 12th November, all film entries - can be booked here

Tickets for NFF event on Sunday 19th November, finalists - can be booked here






EAFA Mash Up 2015/2016 Winners


Winning Entry in the '18 and Over' category

- 'An Incomplete Catalogue' by Lucy Cash


A monocle-wearing livestock fancier imagines a winning gamble; young Dora’s mind wanders far from the job in hand at the laundry workhouse, and as the sails turn on his windmill, stoic Mr MacFarlane muses on the weather.  With narration through title cards, the subtle addition of sound effects, and the perfectly knitting together of once seemingly disparate scenes, Lucy Cash recreates the day dreams of a band of colourful characters to produce the winning entry in the Over 18s category, “An Incomplete Catalogue … of escaped thoughts”.



Winning Entry in the 'Under 18' category

- 'Green Screen Time Masheen' by Signals Media

A group of teenagers worked with Signals Media Arts Centre to produce the winning film in the Under 18s category.  “Green Screen Time Masheen” is just that!  With tongue-in-cheek, the filmmakers travel back in time with the use of modern green screen digital technology.  Whether to mischievously swipe a pint of beer from a thirsty man, or spy on a Broads twitcher, the filmmakers are transported to the scenarios occupied in the archive footage, providing a quirky and tech-savvy winning film.




EAFA Mash Up 2014 Winner


Winning Entry

- 'Mother's Bake Night' by Yvonne Odell

Yvonne chose to combine excerpts from the 1950s short drama ‘Mirage’ – about a man’s knightmarish mission to quench his thirst - with audio visual material she created herself. The sound, a clash of notes, is influenced by the simple electronic suspense soundtracks of 70s horror movies.