Into Film Awards 2018

Into Film Awards 2018

The Into Film Awards 2018 took place on Tuesday 13 March 2018 at BFI Southbank in London, where the winners were announced at a star-studded red carpet ceremony. The Into Film Awards are the ultimate place to showcase young filmmaking talent, with categories designed to highlight the large pool of young creatives in the UK. It's 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.

Entries for the 2018 Into Film Awards are now closed. Check out this year's incredible Into Film Award winners..

The Categories

Filmmaking Awards

There are three filmmaking categories, running across different age groups. Films may be made with professional equipment and cameras or simply shot on a mobile phone.

  • Best Animation: 12 and under
  • Best Animation: 13 and over
  • Best Live Action: 12 and Under
  • Best Live Action: 13 and Over
  • Best Documentary

Ones to Watch

This category honours three young people aged 13 to 19 who have demonstrated exceptional talent and ambition in any aspect of the world of film, be it filmmaking, reviewing, or anything in between.

Film Club of the Year

This category recognises and showcases the work done in two exceptional Into Film Clubs. Members and club leaders are invited to nominate their film club.

  • Film Club of the Year: 13 and over
  • Film Club of the Year: 12 and under

Educator 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 must include an example of work demonstrating how they've 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.

Review of the Year

This award celebrates outstanding reviews written by both Primary and Secondary students; those that stood out among the thousands of reviews uploaded to our website every week.

Family Film of the Year (in association with First News)

This category invites young people to vote for their favourite family film of the year. Previous winners have included Maleficent, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

The Into Film Awards 2018 took place at BFI Southbank on 13 March 2018, as we celebrated the wide range of talented young filmmakers, animators, documentarians, and review writers who we come in contact with every day at Into Film. We also got to shine the spotlight on amazing educators who use film to support learning in exciting and innovative ways.

* Note that Review of the Year is chosen from reviews submitted year-round for Review of the Week, and Family Film of the Year is voted for by young people in an online poll run by First News.

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