Learning on Screen Awards

Judging and Assessment

The films will be assessed in two stages. Firstly, by Learning on Screen’s specialist staff, and secondly by a panel of external judges. The judging panel will represent diverse perspectives from the education and creative industries, including academics and media and film industry experts from a range of disciplines.

Judges will primarily be interested in the quality of the films submitted as considered against the assessment criteria for each category, but the accompanying text on your entry form will provide vital information about the film/project’s links with its educational objectives and therefore careful consideration should be given to the writing of these submissions. Please make your application succinct and easy to understand.

Entries that do not meet our eligibility requirements or are found to be incomplete, fraudulent or obscene will be disqualified and will not progress further.

Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications, we are not able to provide individual feedback if you are unsuccessful at the application stage.

Successful entrants

Successful entrants will be notified if their film has been nominated by the end of March 2023.


    • Autumn 2022 – Awards launch
    • Friday 3rd February 2023 – Awards deadline
    • February 2023 – Judging commences
    • March 2023 - Entrants notified of shortlist/shortlist announced
    • Thursday 4 May 2023 - Awards ceremony at the BFI Southbank - winners announced

All nominees will receive a digital ‘badge’ to display on their websites, include in their email signatures and share on social media.

Winners will each win a single trophy. Duplicates can be ordered following the ceremony at an additional cost.