Schools Competition

Announcing the Screen Northants Schools Film Competition 2024! Split into primary and secondary categories, with prizes sponsored by RSA Films & The University of Northampton. Judges include industry experts Kai Hsiung & Colin Goudie.

Screen Northants are excited to launch the 2024 Northamptonshire Schools Film competition.

This year the competition will be split into primary and secondary categories and there will be a prize for both.

The competition is being sponsored by RSA Films, The University of Northampton and we hope to have additional sponsors on board soon.  

We have some amazing judges already including Kai Hsiung (Managing Director, RSA Films) and Colin Goudie (Editor, Star Wars Rogue One) already confirmed. We anticipate at least one more judge.

We are launching early so that schools that are interested can plan now, ready to begin in Sept 23. Finished films will need to be delivered by end of Feb 24.

The films should be scripted dramas (this can include animation) although live action will provide more opportunity for engagement from students. We expect films to be between 1-10 mins long. This should be more than enough time to tell your story.

All films will be shown as part of the 2024 Northampton Film Festival. We want all the schools who take part to come watch theirs and other schools' entries in what we hope will be an enormous, positive, celebration of their work and a coming together of young people from across the county.

Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony and the winning Schools will receive prizes of camera kit for the school. (Details to follow)

Schools will receive a “How to make a film guide” and a guide to job roles and career opportunities in the film/tv industry.

The competition is free to enter. All you need to do to confirm entry and ensure you receive your entry pack, is film students from your school, proudly standing in front of your school sign and in unison say:

“.......School is taking part in The Screen Northants Schools Film Competition 2024”

Send that video and contact details of the person leading on the project and we will send you the launch pack ready for Sept.

Apply for your School

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