Winners of the Childnet Film Competition announced!

Posted on 14 July 2014

The winners of the fifth annual Childnet Film Competition were announced today at a private screening held at the BFI Southbank in London.

Taking home the top prize of £500 within the primary school category was Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School for their film 'Making the internet a better place'.  The winners of the secondary school category was Sandbach High School and Sixth Form College for 'Perfect Online World'. 

The 6 finalists saw their films on the big screen before the panel of judges including esafety consultant Karl Hopwood, David Austin from the BBFC, Catherine McAllister from BBC Children's Interactive and Mick Paddington from film competition sponsors, Trend Micro announced this years winners.

Attending the screening along with industry guests such as Facebook, the BBC, Twitter and Disney, children's Minister Edward Timpson congratulated all the shortlist on their digital creativtity.

All the inspiring films from the shortlist will be available to watch on our YouTube Channel in the next few days. 

The Film Competition was founded in 2010 as a way of asking young people to focus on positive use of the internet, inviting young people from across the UK to capture e-safety messages in a short film.  

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.

A big thank you to this years film competition supporters Trend Micro.  Also thank you to MovieStar Planet, Club Penguin, Moshi Monsters, Facebook, Twitter and Google who all contributed to the goodie-bags given to the finalists on the day. 

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