The Film and Animation Competition is an annual event open to all Curriculum Innovation subscribing schools who have chosen ‘Premium Services’ as part of their package and any Bradford Special school. The event is designed to showcase the digital media work created by students over the last academic year. This year the final of the competition will be held on the morning of Tuesday 11 July at Cineworld, Bradford Leisure Exchange.
There are 3 age ranges KS1, Y3 & Y4 and Y5 & Y6. Entries are split into 4 categories as follows:-
Visual story: This category was introduced in 2012 expanding on the Photostory 3 category from previous years and entries can be submitted using any software that combines still images into a video that tells a story or explains something. The images are usually enhanced with the addition of text, music, voice overs and transitions.
Animation: This is a very popular category where children can create simple or more complex stop frame animations using plastic models, plasticine and paper/card cutouts. Some schools also use more sophisticated software allowing simple CGI (computer generated graphics) and blue / green screen technology similar to that seen on weather programs.
Film: This category has been used for many years by schools to allow children to develop literacy skills through the creation of short films. The Media Literacy Leaders Project has demonstrated that the effective use of film can raise attainment in literacy and particularly writing. This category allows schools to showcase the wonderful work they have created in the last 12 months.
Photography: The photography category was introduced in 2013 and each participating school can enter up to 3 photographs from each of the age ranges with the theme of 'Nature'.
Please see the categories section for further details of the category requirements which need to be adhered to for your entry to be considered - note these differ for Bradford Special schools. Entries which go over the specified time limits will not be accepted.
To enter you have to be a Curriculum Innovation subscribing school who has selected ‘Premium Services’ as part of your package or a Special school.
Once you have created your entry you will be asked to upload it to an online storage space no later than Friday 26 May 2017 (we will provide you with simple instructions on how to do this). Please note each school can enter a maximum of one entry per category per age range. If you have multiple entries for a category we suggest you hold your very own short-listing event in school to decide which entry to submit.
All entries submitted by the closing date will be reviewed and a short list of finalists will be created. The finalists will be notified by Friday 16 June 2017 and invited to the black tie / red carpet finals event on the morning of Tuesday 11 July 2017 at Cineworld, Bradford Leisure Exchange.
During the finals all short listed entries are shown on the large screen and the audience then use an interactive voting system to vote for the winners who are presented with a Bradford City of Film Achievement Award and prizes.
If you would like to take part in this year's competition, please register your school's interest by Friday 24 February using the registration form on the right hand menu.