COMPETITION DETAILS FINAL: 6.00pm-9.00pm Monday July 4th (tbc) at the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse

The aim of the film competition is for students in Key Stage 3 to write, direct and produce a short film of any genre (max. 5mins) in a foreign language (with English subtitles).
Making a short film is a complicated and lengthy process, so schools should launch the competition at the beginning of the autumn term. Students should be encouraged to work independently on the project during their lunch / break / after school. They should meet regularly with the School Co-ordinator to ensure that they are on schedule to meet each deadline.

The competition has 5 stages to guide the participating groups through the film-making process. There is a deadline for completion of each stage of the competition which is worth a percentage of the overall score for the film:
Stage 1, Development: 26th November 2010
Stage 2, Pre-production (scripting): 17th December 2010
Stage 3, Pre-production (storyboarding and shot-list): 28th January 2011
Stage 4, Production: 19th March 2011 (for guidance only - nothing to submit)
Stage 5, Post-production: 20th May 2011

Participating groups must submit evidence of completion of each stage through their School Co-ordinator and this is assessed centrally by a judging panel at Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) who will allocate scores at each stage.

Entries should be sent to and/or Routes into Languages East, Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge, CB1 1PT

Films may be produced in any language apart from English and all films must have English subtitles.

Participating groups are only permitted to use digital video cameras / Flip cameras and Microsoft Movie-Maker – no professional film-making software is permitted.

Films should be a maximum of 5 minutes in duration and should not be animated films.

A Premiere Evening will take place at the end of the project where the best entries will be premiered at the Picturehouse Cinema, Cambridge. After the screenings there will be a formal awards ceremony.

For full detail see the Teachers' Pack: Prizes.jpg