Enter our Into Film Festival 2017 Review Writing Competition

30 Oct 2017

7 mins
Art of review writing
Art of review writing

This year's Into Film Festival runs between 8 - 24 November, and we're once more running a special Festival review writing competition to help make the event even more engaging for young audiences.

The Into Film Festival is designed to bring new and interesting films to engage young people and support their learning, contributing to their cultural, creative and personal development.

We hope all of our attendees - both young people and educators alike - will have an amazing experience and feel inspired by the films they chose to see. There are scores of great films in this year's Festival programme, and with our review writing competition, we want to find out what you thought of them!

Review a film using the form below, in no more than 300 words, and you could win some amazing prizes for your film club or class. You can review as many films as you like, as long as you saw them as part of the Festival. Just don't forget to tell us which film you're reviewing please!

Not booked your free tickets to this year's Into Film Festival yet? There's still time to get involved! Browse the Festival Programme to find screenings near you.

How to Enter

Reviews are welcome from every Festival attendee. All entries will be reviewed by the Into Film 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 Monday 11 December 2017. Please note that only entries submitted by post using the form below will be eligible.

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


IFF Review Writing Competition Entry Form

IFF Review Writing Competition Entry Form

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*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 Review Writing 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. The Guardian and BBC Film critic Danny Leigh also offers his top 5 review writing tips. 


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.

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

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