SOME of the area's best young film makers and artists will present a 'Hinterlands Fringe' event at Skipton's Plaza Cinema in the evening of Thursday, August 31.

Funded by the government-funded Skipton Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) project and managed by the Great Place: Lakes and Dales programme, the free event will be the culmination of the month-long Skipton Now festival of culture and heritage activity in the town.

It will feature the Soundtrack to Skipton film and work by young Dales filmmakers, including Billy White; Clementine Bogg-Hargroves; The Yorkshire Edit, Dawn Feather; Juliet Klottrup; Sarah Smout.

It will launch new films by Ruth Garret, of Kittiwake Productions and young people from Skipton based children's charity, SELFA who attended a creative workshop run by the Knotted Project, both commissioned for the Skipton Now Festival.

Film maker Billy White said:“It's fantastic to see local culture celebrated, and really exciting for us filmmakers to have our work screened at Skipton's iconic Plaza Cinema.

"With an array of comedy, documentary, and musical programming, this is a great opportunity to experience the remarkable range of emerging creative talent, all whilst indulging in the enchanting environmental beauty of the Dales.”

A range of films will include Youth of Rural North, featuring portraits and voices of young people living in rural communities in the Yorkshire Dales and Cumbria, where personal identity and place are found to be closely intertwined.

Snoop with Sneesh - a comedy-style documentary series depicting life in the Dales, and there will also be showings of Rooted and Settled - all creative stories depicting experiences of living and working in the area with powerful climate change messages rooted in the landscapes of the Dales.

GPLD Programme Manager Lindsey Hebden said: "Viewers are in for a real treat, and a unique opportunity to experience the work of young local talent in one edit and whilst the aesthetics of each film short differ, their creative narratives are bound by a common aspiration to connect people to our natural heritage and cultural landscapes through the art of film."

A spokesperson added: "Supporting Yorkshire Film Archive’s nature matters project with additional content from the film archive and reinforcing environmental protection, the free Hinterlands fringe film event promises to bring together some of the best emerging young talent Skipton and the Dales have to offer."

To book a free ticket for the event, which starts at 7.30pm on August 31, go to:

The Artery - GPLD’s peer-to-peer support programme - is hosting a workshop in the autumn which will focus on public speaking and presentation skills for young filmmakers.