All primary and secondary schools as well as youth organisations across the UK are encouraged to make a film about using the internet positively
The Childnet annual film competition is now open to school children and students aged 7 – 18!
This year’s theme is all about how we can all make a positive difference online by supporting young people to ‘shine online’.
The team at Childnet have created a list of top tips for film making:
- Think – Think about the purpose of your story and what you want to say.
- Plan – Decide the style and genre of your film. Will it be a drama, documentary, animation, commercial or music video? Decide what equipment you will use to shoot your film.
- Plot – What’s your story going to be about? Prepare your script, storyboard or improvisation.
- People – Who’s going to be in your film? Who will your actors be? Who will you interview for your documentary and what models could you make if choosing to use animation?
- Film – Get creative but always remember to frame your shots and record any audio clearly. Always watch back and listen to what you’ve just shot in case you need to re-shoot! Try using a mix of wide, medium and close up shots to make it more interesting.
- Edit – Piece together your film and keep within the competition time frame. Make sure your story is clear with its message. If using music, be aware of copyright law!
- Send it in - Make sure your masterpiece is sent in by your teacher or youth leader and reaches Childnet by Monday 13th June 2016 either by DVD/ USB or electronically.
There are some fantastic prizes to be won. This year the finalists in each category will each receive a film based prize package for their school. The first prize package includes:
The winners for each category will be announced at the finalist's event on 18th July.
Each year hundreds of primary and secondary schools and youth organisations across the UK submit their internet safety films to the Childnet Film Competition. From those entries the Childnet team choose the top 3 entries in each category, these become our finalists. These finalists are invited to attend a private screening at the BFI.
All the finalists’ films are shown on the big screen and the young people are given an opportunity to share what they learnt and enjoyed most about making their films.
How to enter
To enter the Childnet Film Competition please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request an information pack.
If you would like any more information, or find out more and download the schools packs visit Childnet.com
If you would like to register a group of talented young people you know, then please send an email to email@example.com. Don't forget, the closing date for entries is Monday 13th June 2016 at 5pm.