Latest Childnet Film Competition news

16 May 2017 Becca Cawthorne

The Childnet Film Competition is delivered as part of Childnet’s work in the UK Safer Internet Centre.

With less than a month to go until entries for the Childnet Film Competition close, we look at some of the fantastic prizes that your school or organisation can win.

The prizes will be given at the finalist’s event at the BFI in London on the 3rd of July and will be awarded for the first, second and third placed entries in both categories.

Some of the great prizes to be won for the school include DSLR cameras and filming kits which will help young filmmakers to make and create even more amazing films! Remember, they can be won in both the Primary and Secondary categories and so everyone has a really good chance of winning.

What previous finalists think:

Hear what pupils and teachers involved in last year’s competition think:

“In the competition we learnt an array of skills that will help us in the future and on the rest of our media course” – Secondary school student

“The Film Competition gives a real-life example of the film industry and how much time and effort goes into film-making” – Teacher

“The pupils loved planning, making, editing, and watching their movie. They also loved the train journey down and seeing London for the first time.” – Teacher

The judges

On the morning of the finalist’s event the judges meet to make the tough decision of who will take 1st, 2nd and 3rd place!

The judging panel look out for films which are the most creative, are closest to the theme and have a clear message.

Deciding this year’s winners will be:

David Austin OBE – Chief Executive, British Board of Film Classification (BBFC)

Joanna van der Meer – Film Tutor and Family Learning Programmer, BFI Southbank

Catherine McAllister – Lead for online safety and Head of Safeguarding in the Children’s department, BBC

Key Dates:

Competition closes: Monday 12th June 2017

Finalists notified: Monday 19th June 2017

Finalists’ event: Monday 3rd July 2017

For filmmaking tips and advice from the judges visit the Childnet website 

For more information about how to enter the primary category click here:

For more information about how to enter the secondary category click here: