We answer some of the most frequently asked questions about the Childnet Film Competition. 

  • How do I enter? Open or Close

    Completed films can be sent by post or electronically, by no later than 5pm on Monday 11th June 2018.

    By Post

    The film must be submitted on a DVD/ USB and sent to:

    Film Competition
    Childnet International,
    Studio 14, Brockley Cross Business Centre,
    96 Endwell Road
    SE4 2PD



    sent via Dropbox or WeTransfer to [email protected]

  • How long can my film be? Open or Close

    Primary category: only entries of 1 minute or under can be considered for the Primary category.

    Secondary category: only entries of 2 minutes or under can be considered for the Secondary category

    This time frame must include any credits you wish to add. Credits are not requited, so it is advisable to keep credits to a minimum to avoid losing time for your film content and remember to add first names only!

  • What happens if our film is longer than the stated time? Open or Close

    Although we love to see all of your films, unfortunately films longer than the stated time will not shortlisted as finalists.

  • How many entries can be submitted from one school/youth group? Open or Close

    You can enter as many different films as you want, as long as they are from different groups within your school/youth group.

  • How many young people can be in a group? Open or Close

    Each group must contain between 2 and 8 people, this number includes both the people behind the scenes as well as on screen.

  • What are the prizes? Open or Close

    There are some great prizes that you can win for your school, including filmmaking equipment, BBFC accreditation, and much more!

  • Are there resources to help me make my film? Open or Close

    Yes, follow the links in your entry pack or visit www.childnet.com/film-competition for more information.  

  • What is the role of the teacher / youth leader? Open or Close

    Teachers or youth leaders should act as a mentor throughout the competition. They will be responsible for entering the film into the competition and overseeing that the message of the film sticks to the brief. However the submitted film must be the young person’s own work, this includes everything from storyboarding and writing, to filming.

  • What permission is needed? Open or Close

    When submitting the film make sure you have media consent from all the people in the film (see the media consent form in your starter packs) – otherwise we won’t be able to put it on our website or be able to show it at the finalist event screening.

  • I want to enter on my own, what can I do? Open or Close

    Sorry but we are unable to accept individual entries as all entries need to be a team effort as this is a school/youth project.