Into Film Awards

Into Film Awards 2024
Into Film Awards 2024
  • Please note - entries for the 2024 Into Film Awards are now closed. The nominees will be announced in due course.

The Into Film Awards returns in 2024, and promises to once again be a fantastic celebration of young filmmaking talent from across the UK.

The Into Film Awards enables young people aged 5-19 to be creative and find a voice through practical filmmaking, and to make films about what matters to them. With ten categories, including animation and live action films, the Awards spotlight budding filmmakers of all ages from across the UK. 

As well as showcasing the breadth and depth of young filmmaking talent that the UK has to offer, the Awards will also showcase and celebrate those individuals or groups that support young filmmaking talent. Be they educators, filmmaking practitioners, or filmmaking groups, we aim to spotlight the people that champion young people's filmmaking.

For those taking part, the Into Film Awards can improve communication and teamwork skills, alongside boosting creativity and confidence. And those who ultimately get nominated will experience the same red carpet experience at the ODEON Luxe Leicester Square as countless film stars, while winning a coveted Into Film Award can open doorways to future careers in the film industry.

The Into Film Awards 2024

Taking place on Tuesday 25 June 2024, once again at central London's famous ODEON Luxe Leicester Square, the Into Film Awards 2024 will be hosted by actor, writer and director Susan Wokoma. The Awards will showcase young filmmaking talent, with categories designed to highlight the large pool of young creatives in the UK. We set out to discover and honour the most talented young filmmakers from across the UK - as well those people who facilitate and support their filmmaking journey.

As well as our traditional categories highlighting animated and live action films from all age groups, the 2024 Into Film Awards sees the return of our Best Documentary category, giving an opportunity for young filmmakers to explore the topics that are of most interest to them.

Meanwhile, our new Time for Action category (sponsored by Swatch) asks young people to create a film that raises awareness of issues important to them and explores the changes they would like to make in the world, whether big or small; personal or society wide.

In addition, this year, we'll also be celebrating those individuals or groups that facilitate and support young filmmakers to find an outlet through filmmaking with our new Filmmaking Champion award, while our Ones to Watch award continues to spotlight those young people who have already achieved great things and who we believe are destined to be the future of the UK screen industry. This year, the Ones to Watch prize includes an opportunity for some career progression development and the overall ‘Ones to Watch' winner will also receive a cash prize of £1,000.

The full list of categories at the 2024 Into Film Awards are...

  • Best Animation - 11 and Under sponsored by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
  • Best Animation - 12 and Over sponsored by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
  • Best Film - 11 and Under sponsored by Amazon MGM Studios
  • Best Film - 12-15 sponsored by Paramount Pictures
  • Best Film - 16-19 sponsored by Warner Bros. Discovery
  • Best Documentary sponsored by IMDb
  • Filmmaking Champion sponsored by Lucasfilm Ltd.
  • Time for Action sponsored by Swatch
  • Ones to Watch (ages 13-19) sponsored by EON Productions
  • Audience Choice sponsored by Universal Pictures

Find out more about our generous sponsors, without whose support the Into Film Awards would not be possible.

The Into Film Awards ceremony itself is always a highlight of the calendar, with famous faces and incredible talent from across the film industry on hand to present the awards.

Check out the video below to see highlights of the 2022 Into Film Awards, hear from the celebrity presenters, and get a sense of what it's like to be at this very special event.

Filmmaking resources

If you're keen to support young people making a short film, we've got plenty of resources across all age ranges that can provide a simple and easy jumping-off point.

Our mini filmmaking guides explain every stage of the film production process, from development to distribution, whereas Six Sessions from Story to Screen gives a clear structure on how to make a film in half a term. Get Into Animation is also divided into six sessions, but focuses on the unique nature of the animation process. Finally, our Making a Wellbeing Film resource can help older filmmakers to shape their thoughts on sensitive and impactful topics, while Our Climate Documentary can help produce a climate-focused documentary film.

Best Film - 16-19 winner Freya with actors Sheyi Cole and Lola Petticrew

Into Film Awards 2022 winners

Check out previous winners for inspiration.

Susan Wokoma to host the Into Film Awards 2024

Susan Wokoma to host 2024 Into Film Awards

Actor, writer and director Susan Wokoma will host this year's ceremony.

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