Page to Screen Competition

From Page to Screen The best books make the best movies... and we want you to prove it! We've teamed up with FILMCLUB to launch a competition linking movies with books. Choose any book you like, including those on this year's DBA longlist, and make it into a short film. It could be live action, animation or even a trailer showing all the best bits... it's up to you!

Films must be a maximum length of three minutes (but don't worry if you go over by a few seconds). You can work together as a club, with a group at school or even on your own. Think you're up to the challenge?

Prizes up for grabs:

We have some great prizes up for grabs, thanks to FILMCLUB, who are helping us judge the competition. There will be one overall primary school winner and one secondary school winner, each winning...

  • A DVD box set
  • The opportunity for their film to be entered into the National Youth Film Festival next year
  • A FilmClub on the road visit for their school.

You can expect some top runner-up prizes too!


To help you make your films, why not sign up to FILMCLUB which is FREE for all state schools? Here you will be able to download their top film-making tips and excellent teacher guides for film-making for both primary and secondary schools. The guides cover an introduction into film-making, warm-up activities, ideas on how filmmaking can be linked to the curriculum, the equipment you'll need, the process and much much more. For details please contact

How to Enter the Competition

Please send your entry by 1st March 2014 to or post it on a DVD to:

Phil Sheppard
Doncaster Book Award
Hexthorpe Primary School
Urban Road


Please ensure that you do not use copyrighted music or video in your films, otherwise we will not be able to accept or exhibit your film. To find out more about this and learn where you can get copyright-free music, visit

Competition Rules

All the people involved in making the film you submit must have given permission for their image(s) to be used in the film and, if your entry is successful, for it to be shared on a number of platforms, including (but not limited to) the Doncaster Book Award website, the FILMCLUB and First Light websites, YouTube and Vimeo. Entrants must be from a Doncaster school participating in the Doncaster Book Award.

The deadline is 1st March 2014.

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