Do you having a budding filmmaker in the family? Or a child with an eye for a story and ambitions to see their work on the big screen? Well, this campaign might be of interest.
Bafta Kids Vote has teamed up with the charity Childline to offer kids aged 7-16 the opportunity to see their story made into a short film by an expert team of British filmmakers.
Kids can enter in one of three age categories: 7-10, 11-13 and 14-16.
All they need to do is download a storyboard and create a story that revolves around the idea of helping a friend. So why not ask them to think about the special talents their friends have that they could use to solve a problem? Are they particularly understanding, strong, inquisitive, caring, for example?
They can create a storyboard using photographs, drawings, collages – or whatever format they feel will convey their idea the most effectively – and up to three storyboard sheets can be used. They can also enter as many times as you allow them too.
It doesn’t matter if they are not brilliant at drawing. It’s an idea competition not an art contest, and it is those ideas that will be brought to life for the winning entry, which will be made into a short animation or action film.
The winner will also be invited to London to see their film being made, with return travel and one night’s accommodation for both the winner and one parent/guardian included.
Two runners up will receive a digital video camera and an annual pass to Cineworld cinemas. As an added bonus, the winner will also receive these too.
This is a sponsored post on behalf of Childline.