We're pleased to announce the second round of the AFOY competition is now open! The theme - Environment

AFOY challenges you to get creative with your filmmaking, and gives you the opportunity to win some fantastic prizes worth more than £13,000 in total. The competition is split into three rounds, each with its own theme: Travel, Environment and People. To enter, submit a video no more than five minutes in length, of HD quality. You can shoot on any camera, and the content and editing are up to you – so long as it fits the round’s theme (see below).

Visit www.thevideomode.com to view the top videos, as well as the scores and a leaderboard for the overall competition. The winner will be the entrant with most points after three rounds, who will win the overall prize and the title Amateur Filmmaker of the Year 2017.

Round Two (Environment) opens on 1 November – when entering make sure you fulfil the brief.

Round Two: Environment

What does the environment mean to you and do you think on a local or global scale? Try thinking about your interior environment in your home or at work. Alternatively, consider your garden or another environment that is close to you. The choice is yours!

Click here to enter the Amateur Filmmaker of the Year Competition Round 2 – Environment on The Video Mode