School Film Competition: Bank, Camera, Action

Our school film competition topic was ‘What will money be like in the future’ .

57 UK secondary schools and colleges took part in our 2018 film competition – Bank, Camera, Action. They entered a total of 116 films. 

The topic was ‘What will money be like in the future’ which was also the theme of our 'Future Forum'. 

Winning films

Key Stage 4: years 10 and 11 (age 14 to 16) and overall winner

Charles Darwin School, Biggin Hill, Kent

Key Stage 3: years 7, 8 and 9 (age 11 to 14)

The Island Free School, Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Key Stage 5: years 12 and 13 (age 16 to 18)

Merchant Taylors’ School, Northwood, Greater London

Special Educational Needs

Forest Approach Academy, Romford, Essex

Most creative

Woodford County High School, Woodford Green, Essex


Technically impressive

Calder High School, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire


The winning schools of each category won £600 to spend on filmmaking equipment. The overall winning school won an additional £600. 

We awarded each winning filmmaking student a £25 Amazon voucher and the overall winners a £50 Amazon voucher. 

We gave very school who entered the competition a trophy and we gave every  filmmaker a certificate to acknowledge their achievement. 

Previous winners

2017/18 winners 

The winning films in 2018 used the theme ‘What independence means to me’.

2016/17 winners

The winning films in 2017 used the theme ‘A day in the life of the new fiver’.

This page was last updated 16 September 2019
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