To coincide with the launch of, we’re pleased to announce our new AFOY Amateur Filmmaker of the Year competition.

AFOY challenges you to get creative with your filmmaking, and gives you the opportunity to win some fantastic prizes worth £10,000 in total.

The competition is split into three rounds, each with its unique theme: Nature, Time and Love. To enter, submit a video no more than five-minutes in length, of HD quality. You can shoot on any camera you’d like, and the content and editing are up to your imagination – as long as it fits the round’s particular

Visit to view the top videos, as well as their scores and a leaderboard for the overall competition. The winner will be the person with most points after three rounds, and will win the overall prize as well as title of Amateur Filmmaker of the Year.

Round One: Nature
In this round we ask you to film nature from a new perspective.Look at the world around you – from urban foxes at twilight, to a spectacular sunrise – from a new angle and get creative with unique viewpoints.

Visit to send us a link to your short film and to view the full terms and conditions.

Rounds and Dates
Below is a list of the competition rounds, their themes and the dates you need to know. To view the results visit When planning your entry, take into consideration the criteria of fulfilling the brief, creativity and technical excellence on which you’ll be judged.

Round One theme: Nature

Opens: 1 Aug
Closes: 30 Sep

Round Two theme: Time
Opens: 1 Oct
Closes: 31 Dec

Round Three theme: Love
Opens: 1 Jan
Closes: 28 Feb

Enter to win your share of prizes worth over £10,000! Here’s what you could receive:

Round 1

Canon EOS 7D Mark II, worth £1499.99
Canon Legria Mini X, worth £329.99

7d II

Round 2
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, worth £2499.99
Caon Legria Mini X, worth £329.99


Round 3
Canon XC10 (with 128GB CFast card and reader), worth £1999.99
Canon Legria Mini X, worth £329.99

XC10 01 FSL C

The overall winner will be announced in April 2016

Overall prize (main image)
Canon Cinema EOS C100 Mark II, worth £3599.99

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