That’s a wrap for a fantastic Childnet Film Competition 2021!

21 Jul 2021 UK SIC

Thank you to everyone who entered the Childnet Film Competition 2021!

This year’s event came to an exciting close earlier this month when the online Big Reveal film premiere was watched live by schools across the UK.

Together we celebrated the creativity, filmmaking skills, and online safety knowledge of dozens of entries across the Primary, Secondary and Storyboard categories. The top three entries in each category were also announced, along with the winners.

The Winners!

Primary Category

  • Victoria College Preparatory School
  • Greenacres Academy
  • Victoria College Preparatory School

Secondary Category

  • Bolton School Girls Division
  • Tuxford Academy
  • Ranelagh School

Storyboard Category

  • Kingscourt School
  • Two Mile Ash School
  • Frome Vale Academy

Their fantastic entries can be viewed by clicking on the relevant category links above. In addition, the Big Reveal film is available to watch at any time here.

The Childnet Film Competition has been running for 12 years and is open to all young people who live in the UK aged 7-18. There were three categories this year – a Primary category for 7-11 year olds, a Secondary category for 11-18 year olds, and a Storyboard category.

The competition’s 2021 theme was: Separating fact from fiction. Finding trustworthy information online.

The Film Competition judging panel – including representatives from the Motion Picture Association, British Board of Film Classification, British Film Institute, BAFTA, BBC and Disney – were certainly impressed with the quality of entries.

Childnet CEO and Director of the UK Safer Internet Centre, Will Gardner, said:

“With close to 100 entries, involving more than 200 young people, we managed to select the top three from each category who we feel most reflect the theme.

“It was not an easy job and we enjoyed watching each and every film that was entered. We want to encourage everybody to keep going with their filmmaking.”

He continued: “This year’s competition has been supported with funding from the EU and by the Motion Picture Association and Disney. Thanks to them for making this possible.

“We also need to thank the British Board of Film Classification, who have classified all of the films from this year’s finalists. Well done to everybody involved and see you next year!”