The Language and Film Talent Awards (LAFTAs) is a competition for 13-21 year olds, run by CILT, the National Centre for Languages. Over the course of the competition, CILT asked young people to send in two-minute videos showing why languages are important.
CILT received over 160 entries from all across the UK, showing why we need languages: from being lost in a foreign country, to meeting the love of your life, to being attacked by sharks, cannibals or dragons...
The deadline for this year's competition has now passed, but you still have the chance to get involved by joining in the ‘People's Vote', hosted by Multilingualvacancies.com. Vote on your favourite clips from the CILT shortlist and see how your favourites compare with the views of our celebrity judging panel, including Sir Trevor McDonald and comedian Eddie Izzard.
The winner of the ‘People's Vote' will receive a special prize sponsored by Multilingualvacancies.com at the LAFTAs awards ceremony, taking place in London in September 2008. To take part in the People's Vote, go to http://www.multilingualvacancies.com/videos.php, view the clips and rate your favourites from 1 (lowest score) to 5 (highest score).