Finalist's Event 2016

The Childnet Film Competition finalist’s event is where we celebrate the amazing work of the competition finalists and announce who has taken 1st, 2nd and 3rd place!

              

This year’s finalist's event took place on Monday 18th July at the BFI in London and included a private screening of all the films to the finalists and industry guests.

Here's a bit more information about the 2016 finalists' films, the private screening, the judges for 2016 and the amazing prizes our finalist schools won!

The screening

Each year hundreds of primary and secondary schools and youth organisations across the UK submit their internet safety films to the Childnet Film Competition. 

From those entries the Childnet team choose the top 3 entries in each category, these become our finalists. 

These finalists are invited to attend a private screening at the BFI. 

All the finalists’ films are shown on the big screen and the young people are given an opportunity to share what they learnt and enjoyed most about making their films. 

To get a taster of what to expect, here’s some of the highlights from the 2015 event:

The judges

On the morning of the finalist’s event the judges met to make the tough decision on who took 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 the winners for 2016 were:

 

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

Read more about David about and why the BBFC support the Childnet Film Competition in the blog: BBFC Chief Executive: Guest Blog

 

Keith Chirozva – Childnet Film Competition secondary category winner 2015

Watch Keith's winning film: We have a choice to make a better internet and read more about what Keith's looking for in a winning film in this blog: Childnet Film Competition wiiner 2015: Guest Blog.  

 


Alice Webb - Director of BBC Children's, BBC

 

 

 

 

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

Hear more from Jo about why the BFI support the competition and what she's looking for in a winning film in the blog: BFI Film Tutor and Family Learning Programmer: Guest Blog.   

The prizes

For the 2016 competition the finalists in each category received a film based prize package for their school!  Here's what's was up for grabs:

1st place

  • Canon DSLR camera
  • Tripod
  • Mic
  • Clapperboard
  • Filmmaking book
  • Lights
  • Camera case
  • Reflector

2nd place

  • Canon DSLR camera
  • Tripod
  • Clapperboard
  • Mic
  • Camera case

3rd place

  • Canon DSLR camera
  • Clapperboard
  • Camera case