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Our Film of the Month competition celebrates exceptional young filmmaking talent from across the UK. Filmmaking is more accessible than it ever has been, and that's illustrated in the quantity and quality of the entries we receive every month.
Film of the Month is open to all young people aged 5 to 19 across the UK. However, if you are 17 and under and want to submit your film, a parent or guardian will need to provide their details to give consent for you to participate. If you submit your film without these details, it will be disqualified.
We place no restriction on genre or theme, and provide guides and resources on all aspects of the production process, so that even the most inexperienced filmmaker can feel confident in submitting an entry.
In addition, any entries from secondary schools or colleges in Wales that are submitted by Friday 7 April 2017 will also be entered in to a competition to win a trip for up to 8 pupils (plus staff) to GloWorks Studio in Cardiff, where they will meet VFX and post-production companies Milk, Gorilla and Bait Studios to develop a deeper understanding of the VFX industry. For more information, or if schools in Wales do not wish to enter this additional competition when submitting their films, please email email@example.com to opt out.
Filmmaking is an accessible and beneficial tool for engaging young people, giving them a voice and the opportunity to share their stories with others. The collaborative nature of our filmmaking programme also serves as a valuable tool for bringing young people together and improving social development.
Entries are judged by Into Film staff, members of our Youth Advisory Council, and film practitioners, and are assessed on the idea, sound, story and look, as well as the technical ability on display.
All entries to Film of the Month - regardless of whether they are chosen as the winning film - are entered into the Into Film Awards, our annual awards ceremony which further seeks to honour and celebrate the incredible breadth and depth of filmmaking talent among young people in the UK.Enter Competition
We recommend you enter using a desktop computer and an up to date browser
To enter, please complete the entry form. You will then be instructed to upload your film and you will receive confirmation on the upload page that this has been successful. If you are aged 17 or under, please make sure you ask a parent or guardian to complete the entrant details part of the form. Films can also be entered by a parent/guardian, teacher or other adult on behalf of a young person or group of young people.
We are looking for the most creative and engaging short films, with strong stories. In order to be shortlisted for the judges' consideration, entrants must meet the following criteria:
We will not be judging technical ability alone. Judges will use the following criteria to make their decisions on the winning film:
The following are NOT eligible for entry to Film of the Month:
You can view our terms and conditions here.
Each month, one winning film will be selected and the young filmmakers will receive an Into Film goody bag, have their film showcased on the Into Film Shorts YouTube channel, and be interviewed for the Into Film website.