Mash Up Competition

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



Thursday, 17 August 2017


Extension to deadline of EAFA Mash-Up filmmaking competition 2017

Please note: The deadline of Friday September 1st for the submission of entries to the Mash-Up competition has now been extended.  The new deadline is Monday September 4th, giving an extra weekend to submit your films.


Monday, 27 February 2017

Today’s the Day!

Launch of EAFA Mash-Up filmmaking competition 2017



Following the success of the last two years, we’re delighted to announce that we are once again in 2017 holding this exciting competition.   The competition has now launched and we will be accepting entries until Friday 1st September.

The judges’ favourite films will be exhibited around the region including being screened at the Norwich Film Festival. The lucky winners in each category will receive a cash prize of £250 and their films will be added to EAFA’s collections, and preserved for the region. The winning films will also be hosted on our website:

Competition Brief:

  • Make a short film (Between 1 and 5 minutes in duration)
  • At least 50% of the total running time of the new production must consist of archive film. The package of films that will be made available to you can be previewed via our YouTube playlist.  (Please note: the films aren't downloadable from here, we'll send them to you once we've received your completed entry form.)
  • The theme of this year’s competition is ‘Today’s the Day’. We’ve purposefully left the theme a little open-ended; we’re really excited to see the different ways in which you interpret it.
  • There are two entry categories; (1) Under 18, and (2) Over 18.
  • Please note that all entries are subject to terms and conditions.

Further note:

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. For example, you may wish to combine the archive films with material you have shot yourself. You could re-edit them in an innovative way, or perhaps add effects, or audio/visual material you have sourced (with the necessary permissions) from elsewhere.

How to register your interest:

If you like the idea of this, and fancy giving it a go, then here's what you'll need to get started:

Entry Package

For regular updates follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Key dates:

Opening date: 27 February 2017

Closing date for submissions: 1 September 2017

Happy film making!




EAFA Mash Up 2015/16

Winning Entry - Over 18s

Lucy Cash - 'An Incomplete Catalogue'

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 - Under 18s

Signals Media - 'Green Screen Time Masheen'

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.


20 Oct 2015

Mash up filmmaking competition launch 2015-16

Entry Form and Terms & Conditions now available.

Entry Form

Terms and Conditions

To preview the competition package of films, take a look at our Vimeo page (note that the fims aren't downloadable, but that we'll send to you once we've received your completed entry form)

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23 July 2015

Following the roaring success of last year’s inaugural competition, we’re delighted to announce that we’re joining forces again with The Forum, Norwich, to bring this exciting competition to you this autumn. The brief will follow that of last year:

• Make a short film (between 1 and 5 minutes in duration)
• At least 50% of the total running time of the new production to consist of archive material (taken from the package of films we will make available for the purpose)

The competition package, and further details including information on prizes and screenings, will be made available here later this summer.


EAFA Mash Up 2014

Winning Entry - Yvonne Odell 'Mother's Bake Night'

Yvonne chose to combine excerpts from a 1950s drama ‘Mirage’ – about a man’s search for water - 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.