Childnet Film Competition launched to celebrate Safer Internet Day

07 Jan 2020 Becca Cawthorne

The 11th annual Childnet Film Competition is open to all schools and youth organisations across the UK. This year Childnet, a UKSIC partner, is inviting young people aged 7-18 to take on the challenge of creating a short film in response to this year’s theme:

We want an internet where we’re free to…

Last year saw over 120 entries into the competition, and this year we can’t wait to see the films that the young people produce.

Once again Childnet is looking for films that have a clear message about the positive ways young people can use the internet. The challenge for young people is to create a film that tells us what they want from a future internet and what they believe people should be free to be online.

By taking part, young people not only create a film that can educate their peers about how they can stay safe online, the three selected finalists from both the primary and secondary age category will be invited to a private screening at London’s British Film Institute. They will then be presented with great prizes for their school or youth organisation by our prestigious judging panel.

Entering the competition:

There are 4 simple steps to enter:

  • Select the category that you wish to enter on the Film Competition Page. Choose either primary or secondary depending on the age of the young people you work with.
  • Download the competition pack, which contains everything you will need, including education resource, film advice and supporting educator guidance.
  • Allow time for young people to plan and create their films.
  • Submit your film and all consent forms by 3rd June.

Details for submitting films can be found within the packs or on the FAQs page.

Dates for your diaries

  • Competition opens: Monday 6th January
  • Competition closes Wednesday 3rd June
  • Finalists announced: Friday 12th June
  • Finalists event: Wednesday 1st July

Find out more at  

The Film Competition is delivered as part of Childnet’s work in the UK Safer internet Centre, with additional support from the Motion Picture Association and Disney.

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