Into Film Awards 2024 - Entry Criteria

Into Film Awards 2024
Into Film Awards 2024

Before entering the Into Film Awards 2024, we suggest reviewing the criteria for your chosen category below, as well as making sure that you have all the necessary information ready to fill in. This will help ensure your film is compliant, and that the submission process is as smooth as can be.

The deadline for entries is 23:59 on Sunday 31 March 2024

Please note - you must be aged 20 or over to submit an entry to the Into Film Awards. If you are aged 19 or under, please ask a parent, guardian, or educator to submit your entry. You can also read our terms and conditions for entry.

If you have any questions on the entry process, please contact us at info@intofilm.org.

General criteria and appropriate content

In order to be shortlisted for the judges' consideration, films submitted must meet the following criteria:

  • Filmmakers must be aged between 5 and 19 years at the time of submitting
  • The film should be no longer than 10 minutes in duration, including title and credits
  • Any music, images and video content from a third party must be cleared for use by the copyright holder. We suggest only using free library music that can be easily sourced online.
  • No surnames of young people aged 18 or under should be used in the film, including the credits.
  • All young people aged 18 and under who have been involved in the making of the film must have a signed consent form. If your film is nominated, you will be asked to provide copies of your consent forms.

We also share many of the films we receive from young filmmakers on the Into Film website and on our YouTube channel for others to enjoy. Therefore, it is important that the content of your film is appropriate.

It's also worth noting that films that appear to condone or encourage risky behaviours have a limited appeal for many youth film festivals.

So please keep the following in mind:

  • Avoid swearing and offensive language.
  • Avoid showing risky behaviours, such as drug taking, smoking or excessive violence.
  • If depicting risky behaviour is part of your story, consider whether it is necessary to depict the behaviour explicitly on screen for the audience to understand what is happening.
  • Try to use your creativity to think about how you can explore these issues in a responsible way.

Entry Criteria for the Into Film Awards 2024

Best Animation categories

Best Animation - 11 and UnderBest Animation - 12 and Over 

Representatives from Into Film will select three films in each category that demonstrate exceptional promise and potential in filmmaking.

Your film can be about anything you want, and will be judged on the following areas:

  • Idea (the film idea is original and creative and has been delivered well)
  • Story (the story is strong and engaging and captures the audience's attention)
  • Sound (the music, sound effects and dialogue are clear and strengthen the narrative)
  • Look (the use of camera angles, movement, lighting and framing support the narrative
  • Technical ability on display.

In order to be shortlisted for the judges' consideration, entrants must meet the following criteria:

  • Filmmakers must be aged between 5 and 19 years at the time of submitting
  • The film should be no longer than 10 minutes in duration, including title and credits
  • Any music, images and video content from a third party must be cleared for use by the copyright holder. We suggest only using free library music that can be easily sourced online.
  • No surnames of young people aged 18 or under should be used in the film, including the credits. 

Best Film categories

Best Film - 11 and Under, Best Film - 12-15, Best Film - 16-19

Representatives from Into Film will select three films in each category that demonstrate exceptional promise and potential in filmmaking.

Your film can be about anything you want, and will be judged on the following areas:

  • Idea (the film idea is original and creative and has been delivered well)
  • Story (the story is strong and engaging and captures the audience's attention)
  • Sound (the music, sound effects and dialogue are clear and strengthen the narrative)
  • Look (the use of camera angles, movement, lighting and framing support the narrative
  • Technical ability on display.

In order to be shortlisted for the judges' consideration, entrants must meet the following criteria:

  • Filmmakers must be aged between 5 and 19 years at the time of submitting
  • The film should be no longer than 10 minutes in duration, including title and credits
  • Any music, images and video content from a third party must be cleared for use by the copyright holder. We suggest only using free library music that can be easily sourced online.
  • No surnames of young people aged 18 or under should be used in the film, including the credits.
  • All young people aged 18 and under who have been involved in the making of the film must have a signed consent form. If your film is nominated, you will be asked to provide copies of all consent forms. 

Best Documentary

Representatives from Into Film will select three films in this category that demonstrate exceptional promise and potential in documentary filmmaking.

Your film can be about anything you want, and will be judged on the following areas:

  • Idea/Subject- the idea/subject is engaging/interesting and captures an audience's attention
  • Argument- the filmmaker(s) show(s) strength in structure/argumentation to support their idea/subject
  • Look - the use of camera, movement, and lighting support the film well
  • Sound - the music, sound effects and dialogue are clear and strengthen the subject/argument
  • Technical ability is important to some extent but entrants will not be penalised because of their lack of access to equipment or professional support.

In order to be shortlisted for the judges' consideration, entrants must meet the following criteria:

  • Filmmakers must be aged between 5 and 19 years at the time of submitting
  • The film should be no longer than 10 minutes in duration, including title and credits
  • Any music, images and video content from a third party must be cleared for use by the copyright holder. We suggest only using free library music that can be easily sourced online.
  • No surnames of young people aged 18 or under should be used in the film, including the credits
  • All young people aged 18 and under who have been involved in the making of the film must have a signed consent form. If your film is nominated, you will be asked to provide copies of your consent forms. 

Time for Action

The Time for Action category is for films made by young people that raise awareness of issues and explore the changes they would like to make in the world, whether big or small; personal or society wide.

We are looking for films that capture young people's hopes and dreams, whether relating to their day-to-day life at home, at their youth club or school, or within their wider community.

Alternatively, young people could explore bigger changes that they want to see in the world. If there's an issue that is important to the young filmmakers, we want to hear about it. The film can be any genre and should be no longer than 10mins in length.

Films will be judged on the following areas:

  • Idea and voice - ideas are relevant to the theme, explored creatively, and effectively convey young people's opinions
  • Story - the narrative/argument is strong and engaging and captures the audience's attention
  • Sound - the music, sound effects and dialogue are clear and strengthen the narrative/argument
  • Look - the use of camera, movement, and lighting support the film well
  • Technical ability - this is important to some extent, but entrants will not be penalised due to a lack of access to either equipment or professional support.

In order to be shortlisted for the judges' consideration, entrants must meet the following criteria:

  • Filmmakers must be aged between 5 and 19 years at the time of submitting
  • The film should be no longer than 10 minutes in duration, including title and credits
  • Any music, images and video content from a third party must be cleared for use by the copyright holder. We suggest only using free library music that can be easily sourced online
  • No surnames of young people aged 18 or under should be used in the film, including the credits
  • All young people aged 18 and under who have been involved in the making of the film must have a signed consent form. If your film is shortlisted, you will be asked to provide copies of consent forms. 

Ones to Watch

We are searching for young creatives and filmmakers from across the UK that show exceptional promise and potential.

Representatives from Into Film will select three young people in this category who demonstrate exceptional promise and potential in filmmaking.

You will be asked to provide at least two examples of films that the young person has made. You may also include a show-reel. In addition, you will be given the opportunity to provide extra documents or web links to further evidence and support your nomination.

  • To be nominated, the young person in question must be aged 13-19 years of age and reside in the UK.
  • Nominations can be made by any adult on behalf of a young person aged 13 or over (with the consent of a parent or guardian to support the nomination). 

Filmmaking Champion

We want to recognise and honour those individuals or groups that help support young people find an outlet through filmmaking. The nominated champion must run inspirational filmmaking projects with young people aged 5-19 facing challenges and barriers in their lives.

When reviewing submissions for Filmmaking Champion, judges will consider the following criteria to make their selection:

  • The nominated champion runs inspirational filmmaking projects with young people aged 5-19 facing challenges and barriers in their lives
  • Their filmmaking projects have a positive impact on the lives of young people
  • Their filmmaking projects have enabled young people to express themselves and to develop their creativity and storytelling
  • Their filmmaking projects have enabled young people to develop transferable skills, for example team working, problem solving etc.

Please try to include these details as you progress with your entry.

Entries can be for a single individual, or a small team of people that work together to champion filmmaking. The relevant filmmaking projects can take place in a school, the wider community, or any other setting. You can enter on behalf of yourself or put others forward for the award. (Note: anyone submitting an entry must be aged 20 or above - those younger will need the support of a parent/guardian to submit an entry).

You will be given the opportunity to provide documents or web links to evidence the above criteria and support your submission, and you will be asked to upload at least one film that you have supported young people to make. 

This category is not predominantly focused on judging the actual films that the prospective Filmmaking Champion's work has enabled (these should be entered into the relevant filmmaking category), but rather their way of working with young people, and the positive impact this work has had on their lives, creativity, and skills.

Audience Choice

Voting for the Audience Choice award will commence on Into Film's social media channels once nominees in the other categories have been shortlisted.

Information correct as of November 2023. 

Welsh translation

Cystadlu yng Ngwobrau Into Film2024 Meini Prawf

DYDDIAD CAU : 23:59 : Dydd Sul 31 Mawrth

Cyn mynd ati i gystadlu, edrychwch ar feini prawf bobcystadleuaeth fel bod modd ichi wneud yn siwr eich bod yn cyflwyno eich ffilmi'r categori cywir.

Noder rhaidbod yn 20 mlwydd oed neu'n hŷn er mwyn cyflwyno ffilm/cais i Wobrau Into Film.Os ydych chi'n 19 neu'n iau, bydd angen ichi ofyn i riant neu warchodwr i wneudcais ar eich rhan. Rhaid ichi gasglu ffurflen ganiatâd gan bob person ifanc syddwedi bod yn rhan o'r broses o wneud y ffilm. Os byddwch chi'n cael eich enwebuam Wobr, yna bydd angen ichi ddarparu copïau o'r ffurflenni hyn i ni.

Dymarestr lawn ar gyfer pob un categori yng Ngwobrau Into Film 2024.

Meini Prawf - Animeiddio

Gwobrau ‘Animeiddiad Orau' - mae rhywbeth eitha arbennig am greuanimeiddiad a gweld rhywbeth yn dod yn fyw o ffrâm i ffrâm. Mae ffilm animeiddiedig yn ffilm neu'ngartŵn sydd wedi'i chreu o gyfres o luniaugwahanol, neu graffeg gyfrifiadurol, neu ffotograffau o wrthrychau statig… neu hydyn oed cyfuniad o'r rhain, neu unrhyw beth mae lan ichi!

Darperir dau gategori

Categori : 11 a'niau

Categori: 12 neu'n hŷn

Byddcynrychiolwyr o Into Film yn dewis tair ffilm o bob categori sy'n dangos dawn aphotensial creu ffilm.

Gellir creu ffilm am unrhyw beth o'chdewis chi. Byddwn yn beirniadu ar sail :

  • Syniad (bod y syniad yn wreiddiol ac yngreadigol ac wedi'i gyflwyno'n dda)
  • Stori (bod stori gref sy'n ennyndiddordeb ac yn cydio sylw'r gynulleidfa)
  • Sain (cerddoriaeth, effeithiau arbennig,deialog - sain sy'n cyd-fynd ac yn cefnogi'r naratif)
  • Sut mae'n edrych (yr onglau camera,symudiad, goleuo a fframio sy'n cyd-fynd a'r naratif)
  • Sgil a dawn technegol.

    Er mwyn bod yn gymwys argyfer y broses feirniadu, rhaid ichi gwrdd â'r meini prawf isod:

    • - Rhaid i'r gwneuthurwyr ffilm fod rhwng 5a 19 oed wrth iddyn nhw gyflwyno'r ffilm.
    • - Ni ddylai'r ffilm fod yn fwy na 10 munudo hyd (yn cynnwys y teitlau agoriadol a chredydau).
    • - Rhaid cael caniatâdwrth y person sy'n berchen yr hawlfraint ar gyfer unrhyw gerddoriaeth,ddelweddau a fideo trydydd-parti. Awgrymwn eich bod yn defnyddio cerddoriaeth amddim sydd ar gael drwy lyfrgelloedd cerddoriaeth ar-lein.
    • - Ni ddylid gynnwys enwau llawn dimcyfenwau yn enwedig ar gyfer pobl ifanc dan 18 oed ac hynny yn cynnwysenwau o fewn y credydau.
    • - Rhaid cael ffurflen ganiatâdar gyfer pob person ifanc sy'n ymddangos yn y ffilm. Os bydd eich ffilm yn caelei enwebu am Wobr, byddwn yn gofyn am gopïau o'r rhain.

MeiniPrawf - Gwneud Ffilm

Gwobr FfilmOrau - efallai bod gyda chi ffilm ynbarod fedrwch chi gyflwyno? Ydych chi a'ch dosbarth wedi bod yn creu ffilmiau?Beth am greu ffilm gyda ffrind?

Beth am fynegieich llais drwy rannu eich stori ar ffilm fel unigolyn neu fel criw offrindiau.

Darperir Gwobrauam :

Categori : 11neu'n iau

Categori : 12-15mlwydd oed

Categori : 16-19mlwydd oed.

Bydd cynrychiolwyr o Into Film yn dewis tairffilm o bob categori sy'n dangos dawn a photensial creu ffilm.

Gellir creu ffilm am unrhyw beth o'ch dewischi. Byddwn yn beirniadu ar sail :

  • Syniad (bod y syniad yn wreiddiol ac yngreadigol ac wedi'i gyflwyno'n dda)
  • Stori (bod stori gref sy'n ennyn diddordebac yn cydio sylw'r gynulleidfa)
  • Sain (cerddoriaeth, effeithiau arbennig,deialog - sain sy'n cyd-fynd ac yn cefnogi'r naratif)
  • Sut mae'n edrych (yr onglau camera,symudiad, goleuo a fframio sy'n cyd-fynd a'r naratif)
  • Sgil a dawn technegol.

    Er mwyn bod yn gymwys argyfer y broses feirniadu, rhaid ichi gwrdd â'r meini prawf isod:

    • - Rhaid i'r gwneuthrwyr ffilm fod rhwng 5 a19 oed wrth iddyn nhw gyflwyno'r ffilm.
    • - Ni ddylai'r ffilm fod yn fwy na 10 munudo hyd (yn cynnwys y teitlau agoriadol a chredydau)
    • - Rhaid cael caniatâd gan y person sy'n berchen yr hawlfraintar gyfer unrhyw gerddoriaeth, ddelweddaua fideo trydydd-parti. Awgrymwn eich bod yn defnyddio cerddoriaeth am ddim syddar gael drwy lyfrgelloedd cerddoriaeth ar-lein.
    • - Ni ddylid gynnwys enwau llawn dimcyfenwau yn enwedig ar gyfer pobl ifanc dan 18 oed ac hynny yn cynnwysenwau o fewn y credydau.
    • - Rhaid cael ffurflen ganiatâdar gyfer pob person ifanc sy'n ymddangos yn y ffilm. Os bydd eich ffilm yn caelei enwebu am Wobr, byddwn yn gofyn am gopïau o'r rhain.

MeiniPrawf Creu Ffilm Ddogfen

Un categori sydd i'r wobr hon : Creu Ffilm Ddogfen : 5-19 oed. Mae'r wobr honyn rhoi'r cyfle i wneuthurwyr ffilm gael y siawns i archwilio thema neu bwncsydd o ddiddordeb iddyn nhw.

Bydd cynrychiolwyr o IntoFilm yn dewis tair ffilm o bob categori sy'n dangos dawn a photensial creuffilm.

Gellir creu ffilm am unrhyw beth o'ch dewischi. Byddwn yn beirniadu ar sail :

  • Syniad (bod y syniad yn wreiddiol ac yngreadigol ac wedi'i gyflwyno'n dda)
  • Stori (bod stori gref sy'n ennyn diddordebac yn cydio sylw'r gynulleidfa)
  • Sain (cerddoriaeth, effeithiau arbennig,deialog - sain sy'n cyd-fynd ac yncefnogi'r naratif)
  • Sut mae'n edrych (yr onglau camera,symudiad, goleuo a fframio sy'n cyd-fynd a'r naratif)
  • Sgil a dawn technegol.

    Er mwyn bod yn gymwys argyfer y broses feirniadu, rhaid ichi gwrdd â'r meini prawf isod:

    • - Rhaid i'r gwneuthywyr ffilm fod rhwng 5 a19 oed wrth iddyn nhw gyflwyno'r ffilm.
    • - Ni ddylai'r ffilm fod yn fwy na 10 munudo hyd (yn cynnwys y teitlau agoriadol a chredydau)
    • - Rhaid cael caniatâdgan y person sy'n berchen yr hawlfraint ar gyfer unrhyw gerddoriaeth, ddelweddau a fideotrydydd-parti. Awgrymwn eich bod yn defnyddio cerddoriaeth am ddim sydd ar gaeldrwy lyfrgelloedd cerddoriaeth ar-lein.
    • - Ni ddylid gynnwys enwau llawn dimcyfenwau yn enwedig ar gyfer pobl ifanc dan 18 oed ac hynny yn cynnwysenwau o fewn y credydau.
    • - Rhaid cael ffurflen ganiatâdar gyfer pob person ifanc sy'n ymddangos yn y ffilm. Os bydd eich ffilm yn caelei enwebu am Wobr, byddwn yn gofyn am gopïau o'r rhain.

MeiniPrawf - Gweithredu

NEWYDD - Ffilm am y thema ‘Gweithredu' Gwobr : 1 categori : 5 19 oed.

Mae'r categori hwn yn rhoi'r cyfle i bobl ifanc greu ffilmsy'n tynnu sylw neu'n codi ymwybyddiaeth am y newidiadau yr hoffen nhw ei weldyn y byd; bach neu fawr; ar lefel bersonol neu gymdeithasol.

Ry'n ni'n gobeithio derbyn ffilmiau sy'n rhannu gobaith adyheadau pobl ifanc am bwnc neu thema boed yn weithred syml adre', yn eichclwb lleol, yr ysgol neu gymuned ehangach.

Opsiwn arall yw bod y bobl ifanc yn archwilio ac yn cyflwynoffilmiau am bynciau mwy eang ac am bethau sydd yn mynd ymlaen yn y byd.

Os oes mater neu bwnc sy'n bwysig iddyn nhw, yna ry'n ni'nawyddus i glywed mwy am hyn. Gall y ffilm fod mewn unrhyw ffurf a genreond ni ellir cyflwyno ffilm dros 10 munud o hyd.

Bydd cynrychiolwyr o Into Film yn dewis tairffilm o bob categori sy'n dangos dawn a photensial creu ffilm.

Gellir creu ffilm am unrhyw beth o'ch dewischi. Byddwn yn beirniadu ar sail :

  • Syniad (bod y syniad yn wreiddiol ac yngreadigol ac wedi'i gyflwyno'n dda)
  • Stori (bod stori gref sy'n ennyn diddordebac yn cydio sylw'r gynulleidfa)
  • Sain (cerddoriaeth, effeithiau arbennig, deialog - sain sy'n cyd-fynd ac yn cefnogi'r naratif)
  • Sut mae'n edrych (yr onglau camera,symudiad, goleuo a fframio sy'n cyd-fynd a'r naratif)
  • Sgil a dawn technegol.

    Er mwyn bod yn gymwys argyfer y broses feirniadu, rhaid ichi gwrdd â'r meini prawf isod:

    • - Rhaid i'r gwneuthurwyr ffilm fod rhwng 5a 19 mlwydd oed wrth iddyn nhw gyflwyno'r ffilm
    • - Ni ddylai'r ffilm fod yn fwy na 10 munudo hyd (yn cynnwys y teitlau agoriadol a chredydau)
    • - Rhaid cael caniatâdgan y person sy'n berchen yr hawlfraint ar gyfer unrhyw gerddoriaeth, ddelweddau a fideotrydydd-parti. Awgrymwn eich bod yn defnyddio cerddoriaeth am ddim sydd ar gaeldrwy lyfrgelloedd cerddoriaeth ar-lein.
    • - Ni ddylid gynnwys enwau llawn dimcyfenwau yn enwedig ar gyfer pobl ifanc dan 18 oed ac hynny yn cynnwysenwau o fewn y credydau.
    • - Rhaid cael ffurflen ganiatâdar gyfer pob person ifanc sy'n ymddangos yn y ffilm. Os bydd eich ffilm yn caelei enwebu am Wobr, byddwn yn gofyn am gopïau o'r rhain.

MeiniPrawf Sêr y Dyfodol

Sêr y Dyfodol : 13-19 oed : Rydym ni'n chwilio am bobl ifanc greadigol agwneuthurwyr ffilm o ar draws y DU sydd yn dangos potensial.

Bydd cynrychiolwyr o Into Film yn dewis tairffilm o bob categori sy'n dangos dawn a photensial creu ffilm.

Bydd angen ichi rannu o leiaf dwy ffilm gan y person ifancgyda ni. Gellir hefyd darparu copi o showreel ffilm hyrwyddo. Ar benhyn, darparir cyfle ichi gyflwyno dwy ddogfen ychwanegol neu ddoleni i wefannauer mwyn cefnogi eich cais.

  • Er mwyn bod yn gymwys, rhaid i'r person ifancfod rhwng 13-19 oed ac yn byw yn y DU.
  • Rhaid i enwebiadau gael eu gwneud gan oedolyn arran y person ifanc (sy'n 13 neu'n hŷn) - gyda chaniatâd gan y rhiant / gwarchodwr priodol hefyd)

MeiniPrawf Llysgennad Creu Ffilm

NEWYDD : Llysgennad Creu Ffilm: Rydym ni eisiau diolch adathlu y rheiny sy'n gweithio'n ddiwyd a chaled gyda'r bobl ifanc i greu euffilmiau. Bydd y wobr hon yn mynd at bobl sy'n cefnogi pobl ifanc rhwng 5-19mlwydd oed i greu ffilmiau mewn dull ysbrydoledig a chynhwysol.

Wrth edrych ar y ceisiadau am y wobr yma, bydd ybeirniaid yn edrych am dystiolaeth fel yr isod:

Bod yr enwebydd yn cynnal sesiynau neu brosiectau gwneudffilm gyda phobl ifanc rhwng 5-19 mlwydd oed sydd wedi wynebu/yn wynebu her yneu bywydau:

  • - Bod y ffilmiau a'r prosiectau yn cael dylanwadac effaith bositif ar y bobl ifanc.
  • - Bod y prosiectau wedi rhoi'r cyfle i'r boblifanc fynegi eu hunain a datblygu sgiliau creadigol a dweud stori.
  • - Bod y prosiectau wedi rhoi'r cyfle i bobl ifancddatblygu sgiliau trosglwyddadwy er enghraifft gwaith tîm, datrysproblemau ayyb.

Mae'n bwysig eich bod yn rhannu'r wybodaeth uchod wrth ichiwneud eich cais.

Gellir gwneud cais ar gyfer unigolyn, tîm bachneu griw bach sy'n gweithio ar y cyd er mwyn hyrwyddo a rhoi cyfleoedd creuffilm. Gall y prosiectau hyn fod o fewnysgol, y gymuned ehangach, neu unrhyw leoliad priodol arall. Gellir gwneud cais ar eich rhan eich hun neu gellirenwebu eraill. Noder : rhaidi unrhyw un sy'n gwneud cais fod dros 20 mlwydd oed - os yn iau, rhaid gwneud cais drwygefnogaeth ac enw rhiant neu warchodwr.

Darperir cyfleichi ychwanegu dogfennau neu ddolenni gwe fel rhan o'r dystiolaeth a bydd angenichi ddarparu o leiafo un ffilm a greuwyd gan / gyda phobl ifanc a dan eicharweiniad chi.

Nid nod ycategori hwn yw canolbwyntio ar safon y ffilmiau a ddarperir ond y gwaith ymae'r Llysgennad Film wedi'i wneud er mwyn diwallu'r ddarpariaeth creu ffilmgyda‘u grŵp (gellir gyflwyno ffilmiau penodol mewn i'r categorïau eraill). 

Meini Prawf Dewis y Gynulleidfa

Bydd modd pleidleisioar gyfer ‘Dewis y Gynulleidfa' wrth inni gyhoeddi enwau'r ffilmiau dan sylw.

Mae'r wybodaethyma yn gywir Tachwedd 2023.

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