Young Filmmaker

The 2023 - 2024 theme is "Rebuilding"

The ‘Rebuilding’ Theme can be interpreted as broadly as the Young Filmmaker wishes and does not need to conform to the dictionary definition of the word. It gives young people the widest opportunity to share their creative talents in showing us what it means to them.


The Young Filmmaker Competition is organised and promoted by Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland (Rotary GB&I).

There are three stages to the competition, each designed to support and encourage the development of filmmaking skills.

Aims and Objectives

The competition aims to encourage young people to:

  • experiment with filmmaking

  • use digital and/or traditional methods of filmmaking

  • demonstrate interpretation of the topic

  • express ideas through filmmaking

    Who can take part?

    The competition is open to all schools and college communities across Thurrock and those who are homeeducated, along with any other young peoples’ community organisations, (for example, Scout Groups, GirlGuides, Sea Cadets, etc. Parent/guardians may also enter their son/daughter into this competition by completing Entry Form B (below)

    There are two age groups in the Thurrock competition:

    Intermediate 11 to 13 years Senior 14 to 17 years

    Entrants must not exceed the upper age for each group on 31 August 2023.

    With the age qualifying date of 31st August 2023, it should be noted that some intermediate entrants may be 14 and some senior entrants may be 18 at the time of some or all the stage competitions i.e. a competitor who may be 17 on 31st August but turns 18 on 1st September is allowed to enter. Competitors must include their age on the application form.

    The Three Stages of the Competition

    This Local Heat is organised by the Rotary Club of Gray’s Thurrock. The winners of each age group areentered into the 1240 Rotary District competition and the winners of the district event are then entered

    into the National Finals. The results of this local competition will be published on our website, as soon as possible after the closing date.