Our Silent Film Festival and Awards ceremony are the highlight of the Film in Education Workshops year. All schools and young filmmakers who have taken part in the Silent Film Workshops are invited to attend. It is a great opportunity for children to see their work on a big screen, experience an eclectic mix of stories and meet other children from across London. Through the awards ceremony, they celebrate both their personal achievements and those of other schools. Children are invited up onto the stage to collect their awards from our guest speaker, with awards ranging from ‘Best Performance’, ‘Best Costume’ and ‘Best Storyboard’ through to the highest accolade of the event, ‘Best Silent Film’.

The films shown at the Silent Film Festival are created through the Silent Film workshops, an immersive creative and educational campaign that works across London in a diverse range of schools. Structured over two days, the workshops inspire active learning specific to the curriculum and provide engagement with professional filmmaking practices. Each and every child taking part become writers, performers and producers of their own films. They maintain creative direction throughout the process, culminating in a product that is later used as a high quality classroom resource.

Beginning in 2011, the event has grown every year as more schools have taken part in the workshop programme. Since 2014, the festival and awards ceremony have taken place in the the heart of the West End at one of London’s most prestigious theatres, The Criterion Theatre in Piccadilly Circus.

Film in Education Workshops creates high quality films that can be used as learning aids, and provides a positive environment for learning in which pupils are interested and engaged.

Our Silent Film Festival is the highlight of the workshop year. All schools involved in the Silent Film Workshops are invited to attend and it is a great opportunity for children to see their work on a big screen, in an impressive building.

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The London Primary School Silent Film Festival - The Criterion Theatre

Children are invited up onto the stage to collect their awards from our guest speaker, which range from ‘Best Actor’, ‘Best Costumes’ and ‘Best Storyboard’ through to the highest accolade of the event, ‘Best Film’. Through the awards ceremony, they celebrate both their personal achievements and those of other schools.

THIS YEAR’S AWARDS INCLUDE…

 

Best Silent Film

Best Workshop Day

Best Filming Day

Best Storyboard

Best Costumes

Best Set and Props

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS:

 

11:30    Schools arrive and eat packed lunches if required (outside the theatre with our entertainer’s!)

12:00    Schools enter the theatre and take a seat

12:15    Film Screening

13:10    Interval

13:30    Film Screening

14:15    Awards

14:40    Event Finishes

Festival sponsors…
Sponsors - CamdenSponsors - Primary TimesSponsors - LDBS

With Special thanks to…
Sponsors - Criterion Theatre