The Lit Film Fest, featuring films written, performed and filmed entirely by primary school pupils, is soon to hit Britain’s biggest cinema screen. Powered by A Tale Unfolds, the festival will premier at the British Film Institute’s IMAX Cinema in Waterloo, London, on the 20 x 26 metre screen!
Taking place on Monday 19th June, schools up and down the country are now being invited to write and produce a short film choosing from four different categories.
- Pupil Prime Minister – bringing together English, Politics & Citizenship
- Action & Adventure – the long format category
- Film Trailers – a quick and easy way to enter
- The Plastic Times – the environmental category
All categories are supported by comprehensive teaching resources made by A Tale Unfolds which have tripled literacy progress and been used in over 3000 classrooms up and down the country and internationally.
Dominic Traynor, primary teacher and founder of A Tale Unfolds, said, ‘When we started out back in 2012 to radically improve primary English & filmmaking, we never dreamed that we would be in this position. It has been a humbling experience to have now been used in over 3000 schools and for teachers to tell us that our resources have tripled their pupils’ literacy progress!’
The winners in each of the four categories will have their submissions filmed professionally at YouTube’s Creator Space and the British Film Institute in London. Over 25,000 children are expected to be involved in the event through well-established partnerships with social and print media organisations such as First News, the British Film Institute and CNN.
The deadline for submissions will be Wednesday 17th May 2017. Winners will be notified and invited to film their entry professionally shortly before the event on Monday 19th June 2017 at the BFI IMAX in Waterloo, London.
For more information, visit www.litfilmfest.com.