Alumni Short Film Competition

June 30, 2020

2020 VISION: The times we live in
Alumni Short Film Competition 

“I’m thrilled to be launching the 2020 Vision short film competition to our alumni community. We want to capture your experiences and impressions of life in lockdown, as we live through this extraordinary period in history. Short film is a fantastic medium with which to explore ideas and take creative risks. 2020 Vision is open to all Latymerians – age and experience is no barrier. I look forward to seeing your entries!”    David Goodhew, Head



Thanks to a generous donor we are offering 10 prizes, ranging from £500 to £1,000 each


Entry criteria:

  • Closing date for all submissions – Monday 14 September 2020
  • Maximum duration - 5 minutes including titles and credits
  • The theme/subject of films should be ‘life in lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic’.
  • Film makers will be judged on their use of imagination, resourcefulness and the effect of the film on the viewer
  • Please do not include any on-screen violence or weapons
  • Please do not use any camera or editing software that leaves a logo or watermark on your film
  • No extra points for a big budget - use what you can borrow or build yourself
  • Anyone can feature in your film but do ask their permission first
  • Anyone can be part of your film crew
  • Entrants can be individuals or teams
  • There is no limit to the number of entries per person
  • Your film does not have to have a conventional narrative
  • Animated films welcome

Technical Requirements:

To make this an accessible competition you are welcome to produce your film using any video device. That said, we encourage you to use the best camera you can gain access to. 

When you are shooting, consider whether you are using the best possible light conditions to produce a clear video and do your best to capture clear sound and avoid unwanted background noise.

If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact Jonny Bohane the schools Film and Media Technician -, he is available throughout the summer to answer your queries.



The Judging panel will include three friends of Latymer from the film and broadcast industry – to be announced later


When will winners be announced?:

We intend to announce winners in late September


Screening Event:

A shortlist of films will be screened at a celebratory prize giving evening event in the autumn term (date TBC)