2018 Film Competition is now open!
The 2018 Cambridge Religion on Film Competition is now open with a deadline of December 10th 2018. Judging will take place and winners will be notified in January 2019.
This year’s theme is RELIGIOUS SPACES. We are looking to reward creative film-makers in Years 9-13 who are interested in exploring religious spaces – such as religious buildings, sacred places, a natural space or environment, sites of commemoration or memorial, or community spaces. Your film could focus on one or more contemporary or historical space, anywhere in the world, and in relation to any religious or philosophical tradition. Feel free to interpret the theme in your own way. Films should be no longer than 5 minutes in duration. You might like to use thewebsite for inspiration! Examples of winning films from previous years are available below.
How to enter
1) Get a group of friends together, or decide to go solo! You can enter as an individual or in groups of up to four students.
2) Start shooting your film! We are looking for originality, accuracy, and a direct response to the idea of ‘Religious Spaces’. In the past, films have included interviews and conversations, images and diagrams, drama, news-style reporting, music videos and more. We don’t judge on the quality of the film making or the equipment you use.Films should be no longer than 5 minutes.
3) Check your work! Make sure that you have permission to use the images and music in your video, and include references to any sources. You should also include a statement that “The views and opinions in this film are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of any member of the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge”.
4) Get online! You should upload your film to youtube. Set the privacy settings of your video to ‘unlisted’ – this will mean that the video can only be viewed by people who have the direct link. We will not publish or share this link without your express permission. Include the link on your entry form. you also have space to tell us a little bit about the ideas behind your film.
5) Send in your entry by 10th December to try and win a share of the £500 prize fund! Fill in the entry form and read the privacy notice below. Submit the form by post or email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 10th December.
There is a prize fund of £500 to be split between the winning and commended entries (Year 9-11 category and Y12-13 category), and winners are invited to join us in Cambridge in the summer for a day exploring and learning about the religious spaces of this historic university city. Winners will be notified in January 2019.