Film Competition 2014
Childnet have launched the 5th annual Film Competition to encourage young people aged 7-16 to create a short film to educate their peers about staying safe online.
Founded in 2010 as a way of asking young people to focus on the positive uses of the internet, the Childnet Film Competition is a great way to engage schools in using new technology for creative and positive uses and equip young people with the skills they need to become confident digital creators.
As a peer focused competition, budding film makers from across the UK are invited to create a short film to educate their friends and fellow pupils about online safety.
As Becky Nancarrow, Childnet Film Competition organiser, states “we want to inspire young people to use their creative skills to produce fun, imaginative and educational films that they can use to educate others about staying safe online. This peer to peer focus ensures that young people remain at the heart of the process to make the internet a safe and great place”.
This year’s Film Competition builds on the theme from Safer Internet Day 2014, ‘Let’s create a better internet together’. Encouraging young people to focus on the positive and inspiring uses of the internet, this overall theme is the basis for the individual primary and secondary school category themes.
For Primary, Childnet are challenging pupils to create a 60 second film that explores, how would you make the internet a better place for you and your friends?
For secondary, Childnet are challenging pupils to create a 2 minute film expressing, what does a perfect online world mean to you?
With all the shortlisted finalists invited to a private screening of their film at the BFI in London the Childnet Film Competition is a chance to celebrate young people’s creativity online.