Enter our Into Film Festival Review Writing Competition

07 Nov 2016

3 mins
Art of review writing
Art of review writing

The 2016 Into Film Festival runs between 9 - 25 November, and we're launching a brand new Festival review writing competition to help make the event even more engaging.

Note: This competition has ended, but you can enter the 2017 Into Film Festival competition here

The Into Film Festival is designed to bring new and interesting films to young people that can engage them and support their learning, while contributing to their cultural, creative and personal development. We hope that all of our attendees - students and educators alike - will have an amazing experience and discover a film that inspires them.

There are more films than ever at the 2016 Into Film Festival, and we want to know what you think of them! Tell us, in no more than 300 words, and you could win some amazing prizes for your class. You can review as many films as you'd like, as long as you saw them as part of the Festival programme. Just don't forget to tell us which film you're reviewing please!

How to Enter

Reviews are welcome from every Festival attendee. All entries will be reviewed by our education team, and winners will be chosen from the following categories:

  • Primary Review (ages 5 - 11)
  • Secondary Review (ages 11 - 16)
  • Sixth Form Review (ages 16 - 19)
  • Audio-Description Review* (ages 5 - 19)

To enter, download and complete the entry form below and send back to us by Friday 9 December 2016.

You can send your entries free of charge to: Into Film Festival Review Writing Competition, FREEPOST RTAE-BAZG-CSZZ, FILMCLUB Damasco House, 31 Islington Green, London N1 8DU

Note: This competition is now closed. View the winning reviews.

*Audio-Description Review

The Audio-Description Review category is kindly supported by the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB). We appreciate that audio-description is an art form in itself and we are keen to know how it worked with the film and if it improved the experience at all.

Entries in to this category should be submitted as outlined above, but will be judged by the RNIB.

Top Tips

It's always great to hear from experts and learn from the best so we asked two leading film critics - Anna Smith, Contributing Editor at Elle and chair of the Critics' Circle Film Section, and Charles Gant, Film Editor and chief film critic for Heat magazine - for their top five tips for aspiring young film reviewers. Read their top tips below to help get you started!


IFF 2017 Review Writing Competition Top Tips

IFF 2017 Review Writing Competition Top Tips

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Don't forget to search for Review Writing in our main Resources page where you will find review writing resources for Primary, Secondary and SEN for more guidance.

In the mood for more reviewing? Be sure to check out our Roald Dahl review writing competition, where you could win a fantastic Roald Dahl goodie bag.

Good luck with all of your entries - we can't wait to read your reviews!

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