Magazine article Screen International

Film Nation Unveils Anti-Piracy Ad

Magazine article Screen International

Film Nation Unveils Anti-Piracy Ad

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Film made by UK teenagers to be shown before every screening at this month's National Youth Film Festival.

Film Nation UK has unveiled an anti-piracy short that will be shown before every screening at the first National Youth Film Festival (Oct 21 to Nov 8).

The short film will play before more than 1,000 screenings at cinemas across the UK and will be seen by around 250,000 young people.

It was created by indie My Pockets, working with a group of 14-year-olds, with Film Nation for the Industry Trust - a consumer education body promoting the value of copyright and creativity.

Sam Wainstein, communications director at FilmClub, said: "We hope the experience of those attending the festival will begin a lifelong passion for film and we therefore felt it important to include an IP message within the context of the Festival - hence this youth-made-film was created.

"The film kicks of an integrated education campaign that Film Nation UK will be running in collaboration with the Industry Trust which will include a range of activities including curriculum linked resources and creative competitions. …

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