Following on from the enthusiasm and creative efforts of the schools that created film trailers for the Book Award 2014 and 2016 shortlisted books. We have included the opportunity for schools to take part in this competition again for the BIG Book Award 2018. This competition gives children (and their teachers!) the opportunity to develop dramatic skills, film making and editorial skills in interpreting a story.
The closing date for entries is Friday 16th March 2018.
The Winning Entries:
The best film trailers for each shortlisted title will be screened at the Awards Ceremony. The films will also be put on Shrewsbury Bookfest’s website and onto the YouTube channel. Judges will consider the following criteria when making their final decision:
Looking for Inspiration?
Take a look at the trailers of the shortlisted titles created by the children during Book Award 2016 further down this page to see how far this medium inspires creativity and originality: HAVE FUN!
Take a look at this video tutorial on how to get the most out of producing film trailers. This tutorial had been been produced by Aaron Child from Painted Life Productions in partnership with pupils from Mount Pleasant Primary School.
We are always blown away by the quality and imagination of the children who create these film trailers. Some children really relish the opportunity to express their interpretation of a story via this medium. Take a look at some of the film trailers that were produced during the Book Award project in 2016 to see the huge range of ideas and original thought.