Mash-Up Filmmaking Competition


EAFA Mash-Up Filmmaking Competition


Open for Entries until Friday 28 August 2020


Archive film provides a unique and rich source of creativity and inspiration.

EAFA invites you to create a new production choosing from a curated selection of archive film.


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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
  • 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.
  • Each year brings a new theme, and this year the theme is 'Home'.  A theme that was decided upon some months ago, but now seems particularly pertinent.  We're excited to see the 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 choose to interact with the archive film.



The winner in each category (‘Under 18s’ and ‘18 and Overs’) will win a £250 cash prize, and will have their film screened at the Norwich Film Festival .  They will also receive a year's subscription to Little White Lies film magazine.  The winning 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:

Entry forms are available to download here or by emailing .

If you are under the age of 18 we will ask you to submit a signed parent/guardian consent form instead of an entry form.  Once we have received your signed entry forms you will receive by email a link to download the competition package of archive excerpts.


Where to return your completed entry form:

Currently we can only accept completed entry forms by email.  Please complete, sign and email a scanned entry form to  The Archive Centre is currently closed and EAFA staff are working remotely.  Please do not post your entry form to us as we may not receive it.  Don't worry, you don't need to purchase expensive scanning hardware, just download one of the many free scanning apps to your mobile device, for example, 'Microsoft Office Lens' (for Android) or 'Adobe Scan' (for iPhone) that will convert a photo of your document to a PDF digital file.



The following playlist features some of the excerpts that will be included in the competition package.  PLEASE NOTE: These watermarked films are not for downloading.  Non-watermarked films will be provided to you via a download link once we receive an entry form.



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 2020”.
  • 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.


Key dates:

Launch date: Friday 27 March 2020

Closing date for submissions: Friday 28 August 2020, 12pm.







Monday 16th November 2019

EAFA Mash-Up 2019 Winners

Theme: "Discovery"


Winning Entry in the '18 and Over' category

'Birds' by Benjamin Taylor







Winning Entry in the 'Under 18' category 

'The Discovery' by Jacob Warr










Monday, 16 September 2019


Mash-Up Filmmaking Competition 2019

Winners Announcement


A huge thank you to the filmmakers who entered this years competition, we loved watching each and every film!


The winners have now been selected, and are as follows:


Under 18 category:  Jake Warr


Over 18 category: Benjamin Taylor


Jake and Benjamin will each receive £250 cash, a subscription to Little White Lies magazine, and a pair of tickets to see their films premiered at the Norwich Film Festival this November. The winning entries will be preserved for the future in EAFA’s ‘digital vaults’, and made available to view on in due course. 





Monday, 15th September 2018


EAFA Mash-Up 2018 Winners

Theme: "Transformation"


Winning Entry in the '18 and Over' category

'Transformation' by Joseph Goode






The '18 and Overs' runner-ups were Kay Woods and Matthew Shenton.



Winning Entry in the 'Under 18' category 

'Versatile' by Lauren Fry





The 'Under 18' runner-ups were Kaira Bundock and Signals Media (Marley, Milo, and Alasdair).







EAFA Mash-Up 2017 Winners and Finalists

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








EAFA Mash-Up 2015-16 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

'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.