SCINEMA Junior 2021
Do your students love science and have an interest in filmmaking?
In 2020 we launched a new award category specifically for junior filmmakers aged 17 years and younger. Ahead of next year’s festival, we’re opening this category in September 2020 to enable more young people to enter their films.
How to participate
Get your students (or kids if you’re looking for a fun activity to do at home) to use the power of film to explain a STEM concept they have recently learnt about, tell a story about how science affects their lives, or show how science can solve real-world problems! Check out our education website for free daily teaching resources and activities that help students apply STEM concepts to everyday life.
Students can create their film as an exciting final project in the last few weeks of term. SCINEMA junior also makes a great summer holiday activity and is a great project for science clubs or groups.
Winning films are screened to thousands of people across the country and walk away with an Instagram-worthy SCINEMA trophy.
The fine print
• Who – anyone aged 17 and younger and in full-time education at the completion date of their film
• When – Films can be submitted from September 2020 until all submissions close early February 2021
• How much – FREE! There is no fee to enter the SCINEMA Junior category
• How many – students can submit as many films as they like!
• The producer, director, and the camera operator (as well as all key decisions made) must be aged 17 years and younger but the film can be written by, and include a cast of any age
• The help of an adult or professional for services such as music, editing, VFX, and post-production, can be enlisted.
• Films selected for screening must be HD – 1920×1080 and/or 2K and/or 4K and provided as a downloadable file via dropbox, we transfer or Vimeo, no later than 14 days after official selection.
• Film submissions must be accompanied by 2 high resolution still images from the film (no larger than 700×700 pixels)
• All films with dialogue must be in English, English narrated subtitled or subtitled in English
• Films must be completed after September 1 2019
• They must not contain scenes of graphic violence, nudity or extreme coarse language (they must be accessible to a general audience)
• You must own the rights (or be in the process of negotiating the rights) to any music used in the film.