Search begins for Scotland’s young movie critic of 2019

Education charity Into Film has launched its new competition The Big Review of the Year, which is open to any movie buffs aged 5-19.

Kirsty Gallacher from Into Film Scotland said: “2019 has been another incredible year for film with so many wonderful new stories making their way to the screen. We want to encourage children and young people across Scotland to get writing and enter a review of any film they’ve seen this year in our competition.”

“Writing movie reviews is a great way for children to develop literacy skills, to learn to express themselves creatively and to think analytically about what they’ve seen. We’re hoping to discover the next Mark Kermode!”

There are some great prizes to be won including tablets, DVD bundles, televisions and family cinema passes.

Film reviews can come from schools or individuals and can be any film that the young person has watched this year, whether it’s a current release or an old classic. 

Into Film is a UK-wide organisation with a hub in Scotland and it tries to put film at the heart of children and young people’s education, helping to support their academic, cultural, and social development.

The organisation runs an annual children’s film festival and also supports filmmaking projects through industry events as well as through film clubs in local schools.

The deadline to enter is 5 January 2020 for individuals and 20 December 2019 for schools. Winners will be notified the week commencing 13 January 2020. 

To enter, download the form from the Into Film website and send it to the freepost address or submit the review online. 

For more information about Into film Click here