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Entries now open for the Childnet Film Competition 2019

The tenth annual Childnet Film Competition is now open for entries!

This year we are asking young people ages 7-18 to create short films showcasing the positive use of the internet. The Childnet Film Competition is a great opportunity for young people to create inspiring films which will be used to educate and inspire others across the UK.

Film Competition is 10!

In 2019 the Childnet Film Competition is turning 10 years old. From animations to silent dramas, over the last 10 years we have seen some amazing films.

Each year we ask groups of young people, whether they are from schools or youth groups, to create short films highlighting the positive use of the internet and highlighting the ways that young people can come together to create positive change online.

It has been amazing not only to see the ways these films have been skilfully created but also the way that they have then been used as impactful tools to educate young people around the UK about important online safety issues.

The two categories

The Film Competition is split into two age categories and schools or youth organisations must oversee and submit entries on behalf of all participants. The top three films in each category will be invited to a private screening at the BFI in London and the winners will be awarded film kits for their school or youth organisation. See the Finalists' Event last year!

Primary Category

In the Primary category of the Film Competition we are asking young people to create a 60-second film with the theme:

Our future online: The internet belongs to me and this is how it’s going to be

What can we all do to make our future internet a great and safe place? 

Each group should contain between 2 and 8 people, including those behind the scenes. To help you create the film we have created a range of resources, including top tips, FAQs and planning help.

Secondary Category

In the Secondary age category of the Film Competition we are asking young people to create a 120-second film with the theme:

Our future online: What’s your vision for a better internet?

What can we all do to make our future internet a great and safe place? 

Each group should contain between 2 and 8 people, including those behind the scenes. To help you create the film we have created a range of resources, including top tips, FAQs and planning help.

Resources to help you

We have created a range of resources to help you to make the best film possible! These include:

Prizes

Each year there are some great prizes to be won from the competition! These include filmmaking kits, high-quality DSLR cameras, tripods and more.

Key dates for your diary

COMPETITION LAUNCH: 18th February

COMPETITION CLOSE: Monday 10th June

EVENT: first week of July