Film Competition 2020

We asked our Film Competition 2020 finalists to tell us a bit about the films they have made.

Watch this film to find out what they had to say...

Thank you to all of you who entered this year. 

We have been so impressed with the films and storyboard you made during the coronavirus lockdown.

What is the Childnet Film Competition?

The Childnet Film Competition is now in its 11th year and is open to all young people based in the UK. The challenge was to create a positive, short online safety film or a storyboard with a script in response to this year’s theme. 

This year's theme was:

We want an internet where we’re free to…

The films and storyboards will be used to educate other young people. The finalists will receive specialist film equipment for the school or youth organisation of their choosing and will have their film judged by our judging panel.

What were we looking for?

We were looking for films or storyboards that told us why young people want an internet that allows people to feel free and safe online and how we can make this happen. Once again we were on the look-out for films with a positive and clear message about the ways we can use of the internet.

Our expert judges will soon be looking at all of the winning finalists and have the tricky task of deciding 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. 


Find out who they are here:

A home learning project

We knew the importance of keeping children entertained and in routine as much as possible during lockdown. We adapted our competition so that young people could enter individually or as a group from home. We also introduced a new category, creating a storyboard, which did not require any film making equipment. 

As with all of our competitions over the years, we always judge the content on the strength of message and creativity in delivering it. Whilst young people may not have had the access to specialist equipment we did not want that to stop them entering. We were amazed by the entries that came in. Young people have been so creative with the technology they had, including phones and tablets, and the ideas for their storyboards.  

We are really pleased that our film competition provided an engaging learning opportunity for the whole family and allowed young people to be so creative and show us their knowledge too.