Enter the Childnet Film Competition 2016

UK e-safety charity, Childnet, would like to invite primary and secondary schools and youth organisations across the UK, to enter their competition to create a short film about using the internet positively.

This year’s theme is all about how to make a positive difference online by supporting young people to ‘shine online’.

Primary aged young people (7 – 11) are invited to create a 60 second film in response to the theme: 'Shine Online' - Showing how you're using the internet positively.  Secondary aged young people (11 – 18) are invited to create a 2 minute film in response to the theme: ‘Shine Online’ – How can you make a positive difference online?

The judging panel will look for films that are creative, close to the theme of the competition and have a clear message. These film-makers will be invited to a private screening at London’s BFI where they will be awarded great prizes for their creative achievements including a Canon DSLR.

David Austin, Chief Executive of the BBFC and a Childnet Film Competition judge, said: “Protecting children from unsuitable content is key to the BBFC’s role and the Childnet Film Competition is an engaging and creative way of encouraging children to think about online safety issues, while learning how to produce their own short films. The BBFC has an active education programme and encourages young people to engage with film and film making as a vehicle for learning, creativity and enjoyment.\

"The competition always delivers a very diverse and thoughtful array of short films. It is endlessly rewarding to see children of all ages work in groups, and on their own, to bring their ideas or thoughts on an issue to life through film”.\

To find out more about how to enter and to download a resource pack visit the Childnet website (www.childnet.com).\

The competition closes on Monday 13th June 2016. Finalists will be notified on Monday 20th June, with the finalist’s event taking place on Monday 18th July.