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Enter the Childnet Film Competition 2016

The annual Childnet film competition is now open to school children and students aged 7-18. 

Date 11/04/2016

UK e-safety charity, Childnet, would like to invite primary and secondary schools, and youth organisations across the UK, to enter their challenge of creating 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. 

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. 


About the Childnet Film Competition
Childnet’s Film Competition is now in its seventh year.  The Film Competition encourages young people aged 7-18 to create a short film to educate their peers about staying safe online. The project engages schools in using new technology for creative and positive uses and equips young people with the skills they need to become confident digital creators. In addition, through the process, the young people create valuable resources to educate their peers about staying safe online and develop their own understanding of what it means to be a good digital citizen.

About Childnet
Childnet is a UK charity set up to empower children, families and schools in the digital age, and its vision is to make the internet a great and safe place for children. Launching in 1995, it speaks to thousands of children, parents and teachers every year; creates innovative educational resources; and delivers projects to empower young people to have their say and take the lead in helping to create a better internet. It achieves a wider impact through influencing best practice and policy, both in the UK and internationally. As one of three charities in the UK Safer Internet Centre, Childnet coordinates Safer Internet Day, which reached a quarter of UK children last year.

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