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What is LitFilmFest?

LitFilmFest aims to raise literacy attainment in Years 1-6 through filmmaking projects. Students write and produce a short film from one of five categories. LitFilmFest provides teaching resources for schools to use which help students write and create their films.

Through the competition, students develop skills including: 

  • Writing/literacy
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Confidence 
  • Creativity
  • Digital 

Participation in LitFilmFest also provides an excellent opportunity to develop your school's teaching practice, at the same time as creating digital media to showcase your school to a global audience.

The team behind LitFilmFest, previously known as 'A Tale Unfolds', were the winners of the COBIS Supporting Member Award at our COBIS Annual Conference 2018, for their work on LitFilmFest with St George's International School, Luxembourg. The team also won an award from the Institute Of Education in June 2018, for their research study on how their approach improves KS2 English at 3.75 times the UK national average rate. 

2019 Entries

You can view all of this year's entries on the COBIS LitFilmFest YouTube playlist here


Well done and thank you to all schools and students who took part in the 2019 COBIS LitFilmFest. 

This year's award winning films were: 

Team Tap Project: Park Lane International School, Prague

Why I Play ProjectGeneva English School

Lioness Lunch ProjectThe RiverBank School, Lagos

Each winning school wins a LitFilmFest membership worth up to £320 which gives 12 months access to all the teaching resources on the LitFilmFest website.

Special mentions

Congratulations to the following schools for producing excellent films, although they weren't award winners this year, they deserve a special mention:

  • The British International School of Marbella
  • The British School of Bucharest
  • GEMS Jumeirah Primary School
  • Corona School, Ikoyi