Into Film Awards

18 March 2020

Into Film Awards

Please note: Entries to the 2020 Into Film Awards are now closed. We'll be revealing the nominees early in the new year.

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. Setting out to discover and honour 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.

The 7th annual Into Film Awards will take place 18 March 2020 at London's ODEON Luxe Leicester Square, and will be hosted by David Walliams OBE.

This year sees some exciting new changes. Entering the Awards now not only gives you the chance to be nominated and join us at our star-studded ceremony in London, but this year, every single verified submission will also be entered into a prize draw to win £1,000 worth of filmmaking equipment for the filmmakers, film clubs or schools!

That means that even if you don't get nominated, there's still a chance you could walk away with heaps of new equipment to enhance your filmmaking potential for next year's Awards!

Find out more about the Into Film Awards prize draw

The Categories

  • Best Film 11 Years and Under
  • Best Film 12-15 Years
  • Best Film 16-19 Years
  • Best Documentary
  • Best Animated Film 
  • Film Club of the Year 12 and Under
  • Film Club of the Year 13 and Over
  • Teacher of the Year
  • Film Reviewer of the Year
  • Ones to Watch

Find out more about the judging criteria for each category

We'll also be bringing you our popular Audience Choice Award nearer the time, which will give you the chance to vote for your favourite film out of all of the nominees in the filmmaking categories. The vote takes place via social media, so the more striking, socially relevant or entertaining your film is, the better!

Before entering, make sure to have a read of the Into Film Competitions section of our general terms and conditions as well as the T&Cs page for the prize draw.

The 2019 Into Film Awards took place at the ODEON Luxe Leicester Square in London on Monday 4 March 2019, with film industry talent including Eddie Redmayme, Lily James and Andy Serkis on hand to dole awards to the incredible winners. See highlights from the event in the video above, and find out more about all of the winners below.

Discover More

A mini filmmaking guide to support young people to have all of the elements

Filmmaking Resources

Explore our free filmmaking resources to help you with your Awards entry.

Into Film Awards 2019 - Radzi and Eddie Redmayne with Hornsea Community

Into Film Awards 2019 Winners

Check out last year's winners for inspiration.

See What You Did - Respect for IP

Respect for IP

Find out about Intellectual Property and why respect for IP is so important.

Young person writing a film review

Copyright and Compliance

Make sure your films are copyright compliant and respect IP laws.

Into Film Awards 2020