Lights, Camera, Parliament! Get your voice heard in this great filmmaking competition

13th November, 2012

The Parliament Education Service in partnership with Makewaves - the global safe social network for children - are launching Lights, Camera, Parliament! A short film competition asking young filmmakers one question - 'if you could create any law, what law would it be?'

Watch the short video below - featuring Oscar-winning director David Puttnam -  to find out more about the competition.

The competition is open to students aged 7-16 and will be judged in two categories: 7-11 and 12-16.

This years' winners will receive a trophy presented to them in the Houses of Parliament alongside a special screening of their film! They will also receive a tour of the Palace of Westminster and a filmmakers kit for each team member and for the school.

All entries can be made through Makewaves, so create an account and start thinking about what law you would make!

If you need any more inspiration or advice, Makewaves have put together a fantastic resource to help you get started with your film, including a "Make A Film In A Day" instructions and class handouts.

Download Lights, Camera, Parliament! Resource

Parliament Week 2012

As part of Parliament Week 2012 we sent a group of FILMCLUB young reporters to the Houses Of Parliament, where they interviewed important MPs and peers about the history of democracy, how young people can get involved in democracy today and what the future holds for our country.

Watch their full series of video reports

Read their reflections on a week in Westminster

About Makewaves

Makewaves is the social learning environment that provides social media for education. It enables schools to create and safely share videos, podcasts and blogs.

Over 50,000 pupils use Makewaves regularly to broadcast their school podcasts and videos to friends and family via the safe social network. With 130,000+ blogs and videos stories already online Makewaves is the place to hear what young people are saying.

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