The Into Film Awards return for 2024

14 Nov 2023 in Into Film Awards

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Into Film Awards 2024
Into Film Awards 2024
  • Please note - entries for the 2024 Into Film Awards are now closed. The nominees will be announced in due course. Original article continues below.

We're thrilled to announce that the Into Film Awards is returning in 2024 - and entries are open now!

The Into Film Awards is one of our flagship events, and is a fantastic celebration of young filmmaking talent from across the UK. With categories designed to spotlight budding filmmakers of all ages, the Into Film Awards provides an unprecedented opportunity to celebrate young people's films and inspire a new generation of UK film industry talent.

The ceremony for all nominees promises to be another unforgettable event, with famous faces from across the film industry on hand to present the Awards.

The Into Film Awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday 25 June 2024, once again at central London's famous ODEON Luxe Leicester Square. Entries are open until 23:59 on 31 March 2024. Entries can be submitted or edited right up until that time.

Below, check out all of the categories for the 2024 Into Film Awards, as well as a number of key resources that can help young people get started on making their future award-winning films!

Into Film Awards 2024 categories

As well as our usual categories highlighting animated and live action films from all age groups, the 2024 Into Film Awards sees the return of our Best Documentary category, giving an opportunity for young filmmakers to explore the topics that are of most interest to them. Meanwhile, our new Time for Action category (sponsored by Swatch) asks young people to create a film that raises awareness of issues important to them, and explores the changes they would like to make in the world, whether big or small; personal or society wide.

In addition, this year, we'll also be celebrating those individuals or groups that facilitate and support young filmmakers to find an outlet through filmmaking with our new Filmmaking Champion award, while our Ones to Watch category continues to spotlight those young people who have already achieved great things and who we believe are destined to be the future of the UK screen industry. This year, the Ones to Watch prize includes an opportunity for career progression development for the shortlisted nominees, while the overall Ones to Watch winner will also receive a cash prize of £1,000.

  • Best Animation - 11 and Under
  • Best Animation - 12 and Over
  • Best Film - 11 and Under
  • Best Film - 12-15
  • Best Film - 16-19
  • Best Documentary
  • Filmmaking Champion
  • Time for Action
  • Ones to Watch
  • Audience Choice

Head over to our submissions platform to find out more details about each category, and to get your entries started. You can also read Into Film's terms and conditions for competition entry here.

To enter the Awards, you'll need to be logged in to your Into Film Account. If you don't have an Account, it only takes a moment to set one up!

You must be aged 20 or over to submit an entry - if you are aged 19 or under, please ask a parent, guardian, educator, or other adult to submit your entry on your behalf.

Filmmaking resources

If you're keen to support young people making a short film, we've got plenty of resources across all age ranges that can provide a simple and easy jumping-off point.

Our mini filmmaking guides explain every stage of the film production process, from development to distribution, whereas Six Sessions from Story to Screen gives a clear structure on how to make a film in half a term. Get Into Animation is also divided into six sessions, but focuses on the unique nature of the animation process. Finally, our Making a Wellbeing Film resource can help older filmmakers to shape their thoughts on sensitive and impactful topics, while Our Climate Documentary can help produce a climate-focused documentary film.

Previous winners

The brilliant winners from our last Into Film Awards, which took place in 2022, can offer fantastic inspiration and provide a more practical sense of what we're looking for in each category: Plus, you can check out the highlights video below to get a sense of what a special day the Into Film Awards ceremony can be.

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