Only six weeks left for the Student Filmmaker Faith in Film Award 2018!

There are only six weeks left until the deadline for the Insight Film Festival Student Filmmaker Faith in Film Award 2018, and the poster for the new edition has been released! The final date to submit your entry is Thursday 31 May 2018.

The Award is sponsored by the Jesuits in Britain and occupies a special place in the student film award world as it invites the UK’s best and brightest filmmakers to explore faith through film.

The award always focuses on a topical theme, such as the previous editions on faith, mercy and hope. For 2018, we invite students to engage with the environment and integral ecology. We are challenging filmmakers to show us what Human Development means to them today.

It’s not only the faith in film focus which sets the Award apart. The prize is a 4-6 week internship in Hollywood hosted by Loyola Productions, a Jesuit-run film company. The prize includes flights, accommodation and expenses, so the opportunity is open to all UK students, irrespective of their financial situation.

What entrants need to know and how they can enter:
• You can enter a short film, treatment and short script/storyboard - it's the person and a creative attitude towards the theme of ‘Human Development’ that we are looking for!
• You need to be a higher education student or have graduated last year and be over 18 by end June 2018.
• The deadline is 31 May 2018.
• Full information including interviews and vlogs from past winners, rules and entry form are on the website.
• The prize is a 4- 6 week all expenses paid internship in Hollywood (includes flights, accommodation, and allowance each day)

The Award has had a tremendous impact on our past four student winners. Highlights include 2016 winner Lina’s video, 2015 winner Robyn’s film NEVERLAND being nominated for a BFI Award, and Robyn’s vlog about her LA experiences.

“The Insight Film Festival is unique in its mission to explore the intersection between faith and film. Since 2007, we have shown hundreds of films from around the world that have forced us to think, reflect and explore the importance and meaning of faith in the modern world. We are very excited about the Human Development theme for the Award this year and can’t wait to see the entries - the standard is always so high and a true credit to student filmmakers in the UK,” says Abdul-Rehman Malik, Insight Film Festival Director.

It is a fantastic prize - and Insight put everything into it - but as a very small festival there isn’t the budget for major advertising campaigns. Any help at all in spreading the word, could mean that a student filmmaker you know has the opportunity to make a film about faith that they’d never thought about doing before and the chance to win a life-changing experience in LA!

For more information please contact Marianne Knowles, Project Lead, Insight Student Filmmaker Faith in Film Award 2018 via Facebook and follow the updates from the event via Twitter.