What we're looking for...

Do you use film to engage with students that find traditional learning methods difficult? Maybe you include filmmaking activities in your lessons to encourage a deeper engagement with a topic. Or maybe you use films as a starting point to tackle issues such as bullying or racism. We want to know what you have done, why you decided to take this approach and the difference that the use of film has made for your students.

If you are able to include an example of your work which demonstrates the inspirational activities undertaken, this will be helpful to the judges.

Nominations may be made by teachers themselves or by a colleague, parent or student (with the consent of a parent or guardian) and should include an example of work to demonstrate the inspirational use of film in the classroom – be that use of film for literacy, screenings of interesting films, filmmaking, review writing or other film-related activities that have had a positive impact on young people’s academic or social development.

Eligibility criteria

We are looking for the most inspirational examples of using film in the classroom. In order to be shortlisted for the judges' consideration, entrants must meet the following criteria:

·       Nominations can be made by teachers themselves or by a student (with the consent of parent or                      guardian to support the nomination), colleague or parent

·       The nomination must demonstrate the inspirational use of film in the classroom

Judging criteria

Representatives from the education sector will judge the shortlisted teachers in this category and decide on the winner. Judges will consider the following criteria to make their selection:

·      The nominated teacher has used film to excite pupils and engage them in learning

·      The nominated teacher has used filmmaking as a tool for enhancing the learning experience of pupils

·      The nominated teacher screens interesting films and uses discussion and review writing, or other film-             based initiatives to challenge pupils

·      The approach taken has made a positive impact, perhaps delivering innovative thinking or real change,             providing constant support or improving results