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Six minutes in the spotlight


Competition posterDo you like film?

At Judicium Education we’re all big film fans and so we’ve decided to share some of our enthusiasm by creating a short film competition open to all schools in England and Wales.

In order to make it more interesting, we’ve asked some of our friends to join us as judges and amazingly they’ve agreed, so all winners will be picked by a four judge panel made up of one representative each from:


How to enter:

Send the file to us via Wetransfer to competition@judicium.com.

Acceptable film formats: H.264, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MOV, AVI and MP4.

Maximum length of time: 6 minutes.

Together with your entry, you must include the following details:

  • School contact name
  • Position at school
  • Name of your school
  • School postcode
  • Name of the pupil or pupils that created the film

The deadline for entries, which must be from schools, rather than individuals, is the 30th of October 2019. Films must be no longer than six minutes but can definitely be shorter.

Provided you can get it to us and we can view it, you can use any device or equipment that you have available to make your film. We’re happy with a big, studio camera or simple mobile phone footage.

Your film can be on any topic, genre or subject that you decide. It can be a documentary, a music video, a thriller, a trailer, a piece of animation. It can be autobiographical, historical, or contemporary. It can be colour or black and white, silent or musical. It can be fluffy and trivial or deal with an issue that you’re passionate about. It can be about any subject or theme of your choosing.

Just be sure to: entertain us, amuse us, intrigue us and amaze us ….or maybe just make us think.


First prize
Secondary sector
Primary sector
    £2,500 to the school, plus   £1,500 to the school, plus
    £150 of Amazon tokens to filmmaker pupil(s), plus
  £50 of Amazon tokens to filmmaker pupil(s), plus
    One years’ single membership of Cineworld Unlimited allowing unlimited free entry for 12 months (or cash equivalent).
  One years’ single membership of Cineworld Unlimited allowing unlimited free entry for 12 months (or cash equivalent).
Five runners up
  £500 to each of the five runners up schools, plus
  £350 to each of the five runners up schools, plus
    £50 of Amazon tokens to the filmmakers pupil(s), plus
  £25 of Amazon tokens to the filmmakers pupil(s), plus
    One years’ single membership of Cineworld Unlimited allowing unlimited free entry for 12 months (or cash equivalent).
  One years’ single membership of Cineworld Unlimited allowing unlimited free entry for 12 months (or cash equivalent).

Judicium Competition rules

Competition rules
  1. The competition is only open to original films of up to six minutes that do not breach copyright or any other legal rights belonging to a third party (satire is allowed).
  2. All entries must be submitted by no later than the 30th October 2019. Winners will be announced no later than 16th of December 2019.
  3. Please double-check your files before submitting your entry. If we cannot view your submission, we will be unable to judge your film. It is your responsibility to make sure you send your film in a format that we can see it.
  4. All valid, submitted entries will be viewed by a preliminary panel made up of two or more people including at least one of the final judges. Once the preliminary panel has viewed all films, they will shortlist a final 36 films to go before the full judging panel. In the unlikely event that the full judging panel is tied as to a decision for any award, the Chief Executive of Judicium Consulting Limited will exercise a vote so as to create an uneven number of judges on the panel.
  5. All shortlisted films (36) will be uploaded and go live our website no later than the 9th of December 2019.
  6. The final result will be revealed no later than the 16th of December, in a public space. Attendance will be by invitation only.
  7. Judicium Education reserve the right to use the content submitted in any manner we choose. Submission of an entry constitutes consent by the entrant for us to use the content in this way and also to use the entrant’s name and other personal data for publicity purposes.
  8. Where entries contain content which identifies living individuals, it is for the entrant school to obtain necessary permissions from the data subjects.
  9. All personal data, such as your name, address, telephone number, email address and age, is collected solely for the purposes of publicising and administering this competition and shall not be used for any other purpose without your consent. By providing this information, you consent to it being used by Judicium Education and its affiliates for the stated purposes.
  10. The competition is open to all primary and secondary schools in England and Wales. There will be separate prizes for each of those categories as set out above.
  11. All entries must be made through a school, individuals are not eligible to enter. Each school may submit a maximum of five entries, but each entry must be a different film. Schools are not eligible to win more than one prize.
  12. Prizes will be awarded to the school itself and to the artist or filmmaker that creates the winning entry. Where more than one artist or filmmaker is involved in creating the winning entry, the prize will be shared amongst them.
  13. The Competition judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into regarding the judging process or any outcomes reached.
  14. Judicium Education, its affiliates as well as its directors, officers and employees, shall assume no liability resulting from losses, delays, mistaken addresses on email received, typographical errors, technical, computer or telephone malfunctions, loss or theft of computer or telephone data, damage to software or computer equipment, fraudulent calls or any other mistake.
  15. Judicium Education reserves the right to make changes to these rules where, in its reasonable opinion, there is a compelling reason to do so. Any changes will be pasted on the Judicium Education website and shall come into effect 24 hours after being uploaded. Please check the site regularly.