Meet the Childnet Film Competition Finalists 2018

27 Jun 2018 Becca Cawthorne

Over the last few months young people from across the UK harnessed their creativity and entered the annual Childnet Film Competition. We are delighted to announce the 6 schools who have been shortlisted as finalists and who will see their films on the big screen at the BFI London on the 3rd July.

This year sees the ninth annual Childnet Film Competition inviting young people aged 7-16 to create short films to inspire their peers to use technology safely, responsibly and positively.

Harnessing the positive power of digital creativity, the project gives young people an opportunity to take the lead in educating and empowering their school communities and across the UK.

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

The 2018 Film Competition

Young people were asked to create a film around the theme of ‘Connect with respect – a better internet starts with us!’

This year we had more entries than ever before, and all of the entries were of an extremely high standard. We would like to thank all of the schools who entered, and we hope it was an educational and fun experience for you and your pupils.

Meet the finalists

Primary Finalists:

  • Grange Primary School – Connect with respect
  • St Anne’s Primary School – Connect with respect Rap
  • Trinity Church of England Primary School – Footprints

Secondary Finalists:

  • Esher Church of England High School – One post
  • Queen Mary’s Grammar School – A better internet
  • The Ferrers School– Game Over

On Tuesday, 3rd July the finalists will get to see their films on the big screen at the BFI on London’s South Bank, find out where they have placed in the competition and receive their prizes.

The films will be available to view on the Childnet website on the 3rd July following the finalists’ event.

Who decides the winner?

We have a team of expert judges deciding who will take home the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes in each category. The judging panel are:

The Childnet Film competition will be open again for entries next year so keep an eye out for news on our social media and website.

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