Primary Category

Welcome to the Primary category of the Childnet International Film Competition 2017!

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

'Be the change - It starts with us'

Tell us how you and your friends can work together to make the internet a great and safe place.

Childnet are challenging pupils aged 7-11 across the UK 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 17:00 GMT on Monday 12th June 2017 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 Monday 3rd July 2017, where the winners in both categories will be revealed by our judging panel. Find out more about the judges and finalist event here.

All shortlisted finalists will be notified on Monday 19th June 2017. 


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: Monday 27th February 2017

Competition closes: Monday 12th June 2017

Finalists notified: Monday 19th June 2017

Finalists' event: Monday 3rd July 2017