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Into Film Awards 2017 Announced

Call for entries now open to celebrate young people’s creativity in filmmaking and reviewing, and innovative use of film by educators

  • Into Film Awards 2017 Announced

Entries are now open for the the Into Film Awards 2017, which is a fantastic opportunity to recognise aspiring young filmmakers and teachers who are supporting the use of film in education. The winners will be announced at a star-studded, red-carpet ceremony at London’s Odeon Leicester Square on 14 March 2017.

The Awards are made up of 13 categories – celebrating filmmaking, film reviewing and teaching through film. It doesn’t matter if films are made with professional cameras, or simply shot on a mobile phone; judges will foremost be looking for creativity and original thought. The categories in more detail are:

The Filmmaking Awards

Best Animation
• Age 12 and under
• Age 13 and over

Best Live Action
• 12 and under
• 13 and over

Best Documentary
• 12 and under
• 13 and over

Into Film Into Space and Home – in association with the UK Space Agency
• 12 and under
• 13 and over

Ones to Watch

This category honours three young people aged 13-19 who have demonstrated exceptional talent and ambition in and around film. This isn’t limited to directing, it includes young people who have shown promise in scriptwriting, camera work, editing, film reviewing and cinema programming. Entrants must include an example of work to demonstrate the talent of the nominee.

Into Film Club of the Year

Into Film is keen to recognise and showcase the work done in our many Film Clubs across the nations, so members and club leaders are asked to nominate their clubs, informing us of the sterling work they have undertaken.
• 12 and under
• 13 and over

Teacher of the Year

Nominations may be made by teachers themselves or by a colleague, parent or student and must include an example of work that demonstrates how they’ve achieved this, be that screenings of interesting films, filmmaking, review writing and other film-related activities that have had a positive impact on young people’s academic or social development.

Review of the Year

Each week Into Film receives over 6,000 reviews on their website from across their network of film clubs in schools, colleges and youth groups. The Review of the Year Award celebrates outstanding reviews written by Primary and Secondary students.

Best Family Film of the Year – nominations to be announced shortly

While a large part of the Into Film Awards celebrates the filmmaking and reviewing talent that exists among young people in the UK, the Best Family Film of the Year category invites young people to vote for their favourite family film of the year.

Schools, organisations and individuals can enter and the deadline for applications is 31 January 2017.

For information on how your school can enter and take part, and to access filmmaking tips and resources, visit: intofilm.org/awards

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