Meet the judges

On the 2nd of July our expert panel of judges will meet to make the tough decisions of who is taking home 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the primary and secondary categories of the Childnet Film Competition!

The judging panel will look out for films which are creative, encompass the theme and which have a clear and positive online safety message.

Meet our judges:

David Austin OBE 

Chief Executive, British Board of Film Classification (BBFC)

Joanna van der Meer 

Film Tutor and Family Learning Programmer, BFI Southbank


Catherine McAllister 

Lead for online safety and Head of Safeguarding in the Children’s department, BBC

Lisa Prime

Children’s Events Programmer at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)