ORGANISERS of Skipton’s Hinterlands Film Festival are looking for a film maker to make a short work inspired by the sounds of Skipton.

The chosen filmmaker will use a new piece of music created from audio recordings as the soundtrack to their short film which will be premiered at the festival in May.

Musician Rose Wheeler, also known as Rosie Blofeld, has been commissioned to create the film score inspired by and using sounds from the Soundtrack to Skipton soundmap, which have been submitted by residents and businesses over the past few months.

The festival organisers are now on the lookout for someone to create a ‘visual masterpiece’ to respond to the sounds and to use Rose’s music as the soundtrack, to celebrate life in Skipton.

The film can be in any genre, including comedy, drama, animation or original documentary. The maker of the film, who must live in Craven, will receive a fee of £1,500, and must get their application in by Sunday, January 30.

Recordings in the Soundtrack to Skipton soundmap include a medieval reenactment at Skipton Castle to the gentle sound of water lapping in the canal basin, the clattering of a 19th century printing press to the noise of shoppers in the B&M car park. The soundmap is an ongoing and growing archive and is still available for anyone to listen to or submit their own sound recordings.

Sarah Bird and Rowan Cannon, directors of Wild Rumpus, producers of Hinterlands Festival said: “So many people submitted recordings to the Soundtrack to Skipton soundmap, from sounds of the castle to bustling market traders and the chiming of the church bells.

“We’re now on the lookout for a filmmaker to create a cinematic masterpiece to accompany these sounds and to tell the unique story of Skipton and the surrounding area. We can’t wait to see who applies.”

“The filmmaker will have the most beautiful soundtrack to work with, created by Rose. She’s an extremely talented musician and we know that she’s going to turn these everyday sounds into something extraordinary.”

Rose said:”When I started exploring the soundmap I immediately knew I was up to the challenge of editing it into a coherent song to reflect the humility, liveliness and culture of Skipton and its people.

“Having grown up in the Aire Valley, I have collaborated with lots of talented musicians and creators, but always felt there could be a more bustling music scene. It finally feels like the spirit of music is growing and swelling, thanks to the Craven Music Match and projects like this one from Wild Rumpus. I am very excited.”

The deadline is January 30. Apply at: at