Don't forget to enter the 2018 Into Film Awards

22 Jan 2018 in Into Film Awards

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Daniel Craig at Into Film Awards 2017
Daniel Craig at Into Film Awards 2017

It's nearing the end of January, which means we're getting close to the submission deadline for entries to this year's Into Film Awards.

Filmmakers, reviewers and club leaders - you only have until 23:59 on 31 January 2018 to submit your entries to be in with a chance of winning an award, presented in person at our star-studded ceremony at the BFI Southbank 13 March 2018. With the deadline fast approaching, remember that if you have any queries or issues with your film or submission, you can always get in touch with us via the Olark live chat (if logged in to our website), via email, or on Twitter or Facebook.

You or your club members don't have to be the next Steven Spielberg (but great if you are!). We just want to see new creative ideas and ways of filmmaking, whether it's using a camera, or even on a mobile phone or iPad. And it doesn't have to take weeks to make your film - many past winners have been made in a single day! And your entry doesn't even have to be a newly made film. If your students have a pre-existing film that they're keen to submit, then please encourage them to do so.

Our Filmmaking page can guide you through the entire process, while filmmaking on an iPad can be a simple and cost effective way to make a short film. And don't worry if it feels like the deadline is creeping up on you... It can take less than a day to complete an entire film. If your students are keen to make a film that could be submitted to the Into Film Awards, download some of our filmmaking resources below to support you and help them to make that a reality.

And don't forget - you can also easily nominate your film club or a teacher/club leader for the Into Film Club of the Year or Educator of the Year awards.

A reminder of the categories for the 2018 Into Film Awards…

Filmmaking Awards

  • Best Animation (12 and under)
  • Best Animation (13 and over)
  • Best Live Action (12 and under)
  • Best Live Action (13 and over)
  • Best Documentary (all ages)

Ones to Watch

This category honours three young people aged 13 19 who have demonstrated exceptional talent and ambition in any aspect of the world of film. It could be filmmaking, reviewing, acting, scriptwriting or anything in between. 

Into Film Club of the Year

This category recognises and showcases the work created in two exceptional Into Film Clubs members and club leaders are invited to nominate their club. Into Film Club of the Year (12 and under) Into Film Club of the Year (13 and over).

Educator of the Year

This award recognises innovative uses of film to aid learning. Nominations may be submitted by educators themselves or by a colleague, parent, student, and must include an example of work demonstrating how they've used film to impact positively on young people's academic or social development, be that via the screening of interesting films, filmmaking, review writing or other film-related activities.

Review of the Year 

This award celebrates the incredible reviews written by both Primary and Secondary students. 

Best Family Film of the Year (in association with First News) 

This category invites young people to vote for their favourite family film of the year. Previous winners have included Maleficent, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

The closing date for entries is 31 January 2018. Our media partner this year is Guardian Teacher Network and our education partner is NATE.

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