Say thank you, make a film, and see it on the big screen!
Is there a
person, a group or an organisation that has really inspired you? Have they made your life better or improved your
local community? Have they changed
Britain or had a big impact on the world?
If you could thank them, what would you say?
You Film Awards 2014 is now open for entries!
We are inviting young people between the ages of 5 and 16 to create a
short film to say thank you to a person, organisation or group who have made
life better in some way. It could be:
- The story of a local hero – contemporary or historical. How did they contribute to the fabric of the
town or local area, and why does that inspire gratitude?
- A recording of a class or group doing something practical for someone who
doesn’t usually receive explicit thanks, for example working in the garden of
someone who does lots of great work in the community!
- A filmed thank you letter to someone historical or contemporary. It could be to Tim Berners –Lee for inventing
the World Wide Web, or to Emmeline Pankhurst for leading the fight for women’s
right to vote.
between the ages of 5 – 16 can enter, and there is no limit on how
many young people from one school or organisation can take part. You can enter as an individual, small group or
even as a whole class or school, and there will be prizes for both young people
who have made a shortlisted film will be invited to attend an award ceremony in London,
Birmingham, Manchester or Glasgow where films will be
shown on a big screen!
films will be hosted on the Jubilee Centre website and the stories behind the
entries will be collected in a magazine.
Researchers will be looking at the content of the films and the text
provided by the entrants to explore what gratitude means to young people, and
how practicing gratitude affects their behaviour and daily life, if at
To enter a video, please follow the link below to complete an entry form.
An information pack and a 'Dos and Don'ts' video to help you to make your film can be found below.
for submission of films is 31st March 2014, and if you would like to get involved or find out any more information please contact us at:
email@example.com or call 0121 4144803.
And the 2013 winners are...
short films were submitted to the Thank You Film Awards 2013 from all over the
UK. All shortlisted candidates attended
film premieres in Birmingham, London and Glasgow where they saw their films
played on the big screen and winners received their prizes!
submitted showcased the huge range of people and experiences that young people
are grateful for. These included:
you for the little things that friends do every day to make life better.
you to parents and family for the consistent care and love they provide.
you to volunteers for all the hours they devote to helping others.
you to historic leaders for shaping our modern world.
you to authors, producers and artists who shape the cultural landscape and
make entertainment for us all!
you to all the support staff in a school who don't usually receive
you for past experiences, good and bad, for making a person who they are
were assessed by a panel of independent judges (listed below), all experts in
education or film.
- James O'Shaughnessy, education consultant
- James May, film maker, smudgethis.com
- Dan Lawson, film producer
- Carrie Winstanley, education academic
from the 2013 Thank You Film Awards here.
See the e-magazine here.
Winners - Secondary Schools
London Bethany Williams
Birmingham Felicity Dungey, North East Wolverhampton Academy
Glasgow Hyndland Secondary School
Winners - Primary Schools
London Nico Roskilly-Pugliese, Kehelland School Primary
Year 6, Oliver House School
Birmingham Drama Club, Anderton Park Primary School
Runners up - Secondary Schools
London Swanlea School
Birmingham Calthorpe Special School
Glasgow Inverurie Academy
Runners up - Primary Schools
Birmingham Holy Cross Primary School