London’s Empire Theatre played host to a premiere with a difference recently as hundreds of students from schools across the UK descended on London’s film capital, Leicester Square, for an exclusive screening of the best entries in a unique national film making competition.

The ScreenThing Champions competition saw students go head-to-head in a battle to create a short advert designed to encourage television and film fans to shun illegal downloads in favour of official film and TV.

The winning film in the national competition was a hilarious parody of Pirates of the Caribbean. The students who created the film said: “We wanted to warn everyone about the dangers connected to the illegal downloading of movies. We wanted to engage the audience using humour, but also convey the serious message that we need to encourage creativity, not destroy it.  It’s not just about protecting the livelihoods of those who work in the industry, it’s about protecting our own film watching future.”

…win a compact and stylish GZ-MS150 JVC camcorder…

Hot on the heels of this, we’ve teamed up with the film buffs at ScreenThing, to run a little film competition of our own. We’re giving you the chance to win a compact and stylish GZ-MS150 JVC camcorder so you can create your own movie masterpieces.


A word from our friends at ScreenThing:

When it comes to the issue of piracy, all too often we see young people being unfairly criticised. At ScreenThing, we know that young people do recognise the huge amount of effort and talent that goes into making movies and the overwhelming majority of young people want to do the right thing and access film and TV content responsibly. That’s why we’re delighted to be teaming up with MouthLondon to give young people who are passionate about film and TV the chance to win camera equipment and experience film making for real.


So to be in with a chance to win this awesome camera just answer this simple as pie question and submit!




The competition ends 13 October 2011

Good luck!

If you’re passionate about film and TV why not check out ScreenThing on Facebook: a one-stop-shop for film and TV fans (and filmmakers) which takes you under the skin and behind the scenes of the film and TV industry.


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PR & Marketing Manager

I'm the Editor of MouthLondon, with a specific control over our Online features and implementation. As a Film graduate with a particular interest in Scriptwriting, Production and Cinema, I enjoy making films with plans to make it my full time job.

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