Submissions to the The 2019 Into Film Awards are now open! The Into Film Awards is the best place to showcase young filmmaking talent, with categories designed to highlight the large pool of young creatives in the UK. Set out to find the most talented filmmakers, reviewers, Into Film Clubs and educators, we encourage children and young people aged 5-19 from all backgrounds and with all abilities to get involved. The Into Film Awards is also designed to be a lot of fun, with famous faces and incredible talent from across the film industry on hand to present the Awards.
You can start submitting your films right now, and submissions are open until 14 December 2018, giving you plenty of time to create your masterpiece and get your entries in. And remember, we have many resources and guides to help you on the way to success.
Need some inspiration for your film? Download our new Get Into Filmmaking: Six Sessions from Story to Screen resource for a great way to start. It covers everything you need to know about making a successful film in just six sessions! We also have mini filmmaking guides, supporting all areas of filmmaking from scriptwriting and using a camera, to recording sound. Using an iPad or iPhone is also encouraged we want as many young people as possible to take part, regardless of their access to professional equipment. Check out our iPad Filmmaking Guide for further support on how you can make a film at home. And if you're in need of some further inspiration, check out last year's Into Film Awards winners below.
Into Film Club of the Year Awards
This category recognises and showcases the work done by two exceptional Into Film Clubs. Club leaders and club members are invited to nominate their film club. We're also giving an award to one exceptional club member nominated by their club leader.
- Into Film Club of the Year (Primary age)
- Into Film Club of the Year (Secondary/High School age)
- Film Club Member of the Year
There are four filmmaking categories; films made by different age groups and the Best Documentary or Film for Social Change open to 5-19 year olds. Films may be made with professional equipment and cameras, or simply shot on a mobile phone or tablet. For full T&Cs on submitting a film, read our Terms & Conditions.
- Best Film - 11 Years and Under
- Best Film - 12-15
- Best Film - 16-19
- Best Documentary or Film for Social Change
- Best Animation
Ones to Watch
This category honours three young people aged 13-19 who have demonstrated exceptional talent and ambition in any aspect of the world of film, be it filmmaking, reviewing, or anything in between. Who will you nominate?
Film Reviewer of the Year
This award celebrates outstanding reviews written by anyone aged 5-19. The reviewer will stand out as someone who has frequently written compelling critiques of films as part of our Review of the Week competition.
Teacher of the Year
This award recognises innovative uses of film to aid learning. Nominations may be submitted by educators themselves, or by a colleague, parent or student, and should tell us how the nominee has used film to impact positively on young people's academic or social development - be that via the screening of interesting films, filmmaking, review writing or other film-related activities.
So, what are you waiting for? Get nominating!
The Into Film Awards is an exciting opportunity for children and young people to showcase their work whilst developing their filmmaking, social, cultural and academic skills; inspiring them to continue creating film and learning about cinema.
Nominees will be invited to attend the Into Film Awards ceremony, to be held in March 2019 at a venue in central London, and to ensure that everyone can take part, we also offer travel bursaries for nominees attending the Into Film Awards from afar. Watch this space for the full Awards ceremony announcement to come!