EDEN SHORTS Competition – Anneka joins Eden Channel to talk about Eden Shorts

As a Film Maker & Wildlife Presenter I am always interested in any competitions out there which can inspire new film makers to have a go and create something beautiful and moving.

The Eden Channel is about to close its doors at 5.30pm on the 30th of September for entries for its amazing EDEN SHORTS 2015 competition.


There is still time! You have 5 more weeks to do this in!! I know you can do it 🙂 Last year’s entrants were wonderful and the use of music, voice over and beautiful imagery can create something extremely special in just 60 seconds.


The photo on the right shows how action cams can be used to film through the eyes of your pets. Even Kevin Richardson, The Lion Whisperer used one of these devices on one of the lions he works with and produced spectacular results, which you can view here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MthhQ8rUzT8

However, a dog or a tortoise could create footage just as exciting.

For Eden Shorts 2015, I have joined the team at The Eden Channel in order to inspire and advise in the run up to this competition and you can read my blog on the Eden Website here about creating a film from scratch: http://eden.uktv.co.uk/eden-shorts/how-guides-blogs/article/how-create-eden-short-scratch/

There are a few things to remember when submitting your entry:

1) It has to be one minute long exactly – no less and no more
2) It has to be your own work
3) You must use the music supplied on the Eden website
4) You need to be over 18 and if you are 16 or 17, you must have permission from a parent or guardian
5) If you are filming people under 18, you must have written permission off their parents that they have agreed to be filmed.
6) Those you film over 18 must consent to be featured and you must have permission to film in the locations you use
7) You must be either a UK resident or EIRE resident
8) You need a YouTube account set up to upload your entry onto when submitting


Last year’s entries were spectacular and can be seen here:

As you can see, you don’t have to be filming difficult or animals living abroad to get  something beautiful – simply using macro photography to enter into the world of mini-beasts in your garden can be a magical experience – see how beautiful these snails look drinking from this pond 🙂




For visual tips and help, you can watch Chris Packham and Nigel Marven’s very helpful Vlogs here:

Good Luck!
Anneka Svenska

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