Primary Category

 Welcome to the Primary category for the Childnet International Film Competition 2018!

Your challenge is to create a 60 second film in response to the theme:


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Childnet are challenging pupils aged 7-11 to create a 60 second film in response to this theme. We are looking for creative, imaginative films which reflect a positive and inspiring message.

Use comedy, animation, music, or how about creating an advert, documentary or news report. It’s entirely up to you but make sure that you stand out!

All you have to do is to get your completed film to us by Monday 11th June 2018 to be in with a chance of winning a great prize for your school or youth organisation.

Shortlisted finalists will then be invited to a private screening at London’s BFI on Tuesday 3rd July, where the winners in both categories will be revealed by our judging panel. 

The winners will each receive a filmmaking kit for their school which includes a Canon DSLR camera, tripod and clapperboard.

All shortlisted finalists will be notified on Monday 18th June 2018.  

Good luck and have fun!

Download your entry pack:

Teachers and youth leaders MUST oversee and submit entries on behalf of all participants with completed media consent forms included. 

Please ensure that you have read the competition terms and conditions in your competition pack and ticked the relevant boxes on your check list on your competition entry form. 

Important dates


Competition launches: Wednesday 21st February 2018

Competition closes: Monday 11th June 2018

Finalists notified: Monday 18th June 2018

Finalists' event: Tuesday 3rd July 2018