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Royal Television Society's Young People's Media Festival

Royal Television Society's Young People's Media Festival is for entrants between the ages of 14 and 18 who have a passion for media production. The festival allows them to:

  • Have networking opportunities with industry professionals
  • Interact with media production equipment
  • See their work shown on a big screen
  • Meet like-minded young people who also have a passion for filmmaking

The most outstanding work will be recognised and may even be awarded a Royal Television Society Certificate - something industry professionals dream of!

Royal Television Society

Young People's Media Festival

Entries are welcomed from schools, community groups and clubs who work with young people and the media. However, entries are also welcomed from individuals who wish to create films outside of these organisations. The most outstanding work from the entries will be recognised and may be awarded a Royal Television Society certificate and trophy for their work.

Submissions will be made via a direct upload system hosted by the Royal Television Society and BAFTA.

You can access further information about the Festival, guidelines, terms and conditions - as well as the link to submit your entry, below.

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Senior Media Festival

RTS Senior Festival

ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN AND WILL CLOSE FRIDAY 5 APRIL 2019

 

The Festival is compromised of three categories:

Factual

A short film documenting or reporting non-fictional person or event- e.g documentaries or news reports.

Drama

A short film telling a story based on an original or adapted script.

Entertainment

Short films covering advertisements, music videos, animation and showreels.


All submitted entries will be judged by industry professionals using the following criteria:

Originality

The unexpected, something we haven't seen before, a subject explored in a new and different way.

Script

A great story, not just using words but pictures and sound too - this was a key criteria applied to all entries.

Target audience

An awareness of who will be watching the finished work and how effectively that audience will be engaged and kept interested.

Use of resources

The effective use of competent handling of all the available tools, from camera kits, sound equipment and editing software to graphics, voice over and music.

Creativity

The ability to use those resources to come up with something innovative, exciting and new.

Professionalism

The quality of the finished work, not just the technical production values but the overall approach, attitude and commitment demonstrated in the finished work.

Senior Professionally Supported Festival

Senior Professionally Supported Festival 2017

The Royal Television Society's Young People's Media Festival is for entrants between the ages of 14 and 18 who have a passion for media production. Call for entries are now open for 2019.

Entries can be part of a community or youth group, a school project or independent project. A project is considered independent if it is completed outside of a school/group. This award recognises the work of young people who have been supported by media professionals to develop media skills in the following categories:

Factual

A short film documenting or reporting on a non-fictional person or event – e.g. documentaries or news reports.

Drama

A short film telling a story based on an original or adapted script.

Entertainment

Short films covering advertisements, music videos, animation and showreels.


All submitted entries will be judged by industry professionals using the following criteria:

Originality

The unexpected, something we haven't seen before, a subject explored in a new and different way.

Script

A great story, not just using words but pictures and sound too - this was a key criteria applied to all entries.

Target audience

An awareness of who will be watching the finished work and how effectively that audience will be engaged and kept interested.

Use of resources

The effective use of competent handling of all the available tools, from camera kits, sound equipment and editing software to graphics, voice over and music.

Creativity

The ability to use those resources to come up with something innovative, exciting and new.

Professionalism

The quality of the finished work, not just the technical production values but the overall approach, attitude and commitment demonstrated in the finished work.

FAQs

What are the age categories?

The Senior Media Festival and Senior Professionally Supported Festival is for those aged between 14-19.

Who can enter?

Entries are welcomed from schools, community groups and clubs who work with young people and the media, although entries are also welcomed from individuals who wish to create films outside of these organisations.

Can I choose whatever subject I want for my film?

Entrants can submit a film covering any subject. They must ensure that their entries fit within our three categories: Factual, Drama and Entertainment. If you have been working with an organisation to develop your media skills, please note you will need to submit into the Senior Professionally Supported event.

How many entries can I submit?

Groups, colleges and schools are invited to submit up to three entries per category. An individual can only submit one entry per category.

When do I submit my video?

Call for entries is now open and the deadline is Friday 5 April 2019.

I have included a musical soundtrack in my film, is this ok?

This is fine, as long as you have permission from the person or organisation who created the music. It is YOUR responsibility to gain copyright BEFORE you submit your entry. If you have any copyright queries please email Victoria Griffin, Festival Director at victoriajlgriffin@gmail.com.

What happens after I have submitted my form?

We will contact the supervising adult or teacher identified in the submission, regarding the event.

Will I get my work back?

Unfortunately we cannot return work.

When are the events?

The dates for both the Senior Media Festival and Senior Professionally Supported Festival will be announced in due course.

Contact details

For enquiries about the Festival contact:

If you have a technical issue with your submission contact: