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Foreign Language Film Review Competition

Date: 
Monday, 6 January, 2020 - 09:00 to Friday, 14 February, 2020 - 17:00
Event Type: 
Competition
Region: 
West Midlands
Location: 
National - Open to all Secondary Schools in England

Do you love watching the latest films? Have you ever fancied trying your hand at being a film critic? Then our latest competition for year 10 and 12 students may be for you!

We would like you to write a film review for us, but we would like it to be written in either French, German or Spanish. It doesn’t need to be long (maximum 500 words) and we would like to know the following:

  • Title of the film
  • Who the main characters are
  • A short synopsis of the film
  • What you liked about it
  • What you didn’t like about it
  • How many out of 10 would you give it

The competition is open to pupils in Year 10 and 12 with one winner for each year group. Prizes for the winners will be announced very soon.

Each entry MUST be clearly marked on the back with the pupil’s name, age, year group, teacher and school. When sending school entries, teachers should provide a covering note with their contact details for ease of notifying winners. N.B. all entries will be disposed of in our confidential waste once the judging has taken place. Winning entries may be used for promotional purposes but only the year group and school name will be shown not the student's name.

All entries must be written in either French, German or Spanish.

Please note that entries cannot be returned, we advise making a scanned copy for pupils who wish to retain their work. In the event of insufficient entries of good quality, no prize will be awarded; the judges’ decision is final.

Please send your entries to: Film Review Competition, Routes into Languages West Midlands, Room MB777, School of Languages and Social Sciences, Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham B4 7ET. If you have any queries please email us at routes@aston.ac.uk or call 0121 204 4720.

The closing date is 5pm on Friday 14 February 2019. Please note any entries submitted after this date will not be included and we are unable to extend the closing date for individual schools.