Can you tell a STORY? We are inviting YOU to make a mini movie or short film and see it on the BIG SCREEN!

Chorleywood Film Club’s Mini Movie Makers and Young Filmmakers Competitions are back for 2022!

The Mini Movie Makers calls years 3 to 6.

The Young Filmmakers calls years 7 to 13.

“I am excited that for the fifth year running Chorleywood Film Club will be launching the ‘Mini Movie Makers’ & ‘Young Filmmakers’ Competitions for 2022. After a tough couple of years for the creative arts we were delighted to host budding mini movie makers and young filmmakers in 2021. Entrants were creative with stop motion and live action in variety of subjects ranging from heroic warrior princesses, Doctor Who’s adventures, secret lives of pets to a Scottish Highlands murder mystery depicted in plasticine! It was inspiring to see such creative and imaginative pieces which were shared with an audience of friends, family and film enthusiasts. We also had a panel of award-winning judges handing out prizes and giving some insights into their careers as filmmakers! In conjunction with the competitions we are running a film bursary scheme open to entrants both past and future – this year’s successful applicants will be announced soon!.” says Eleanor Dolan (organiser of the Film Clubs Competitions).



Mini Movie Makers 2021

Mia and Joey – ‘Adventures of the Warrior Princess’

Young Filmmakers 2020

William – ‘Mid Highland Murders 3 – A Porgi Mystery’


Mini Movie Makers 2020

Winner Years 3&4:

David – ‘Battle of the Evil Cucumber’

Winner Years 5&6:

Joel – ‘Operation Overlord’

Young Filmmakers 2020

Winner Years 7-9:

William – ‘A.I.S’ (The Animal Intelligence Service)

Winner Years 10-13:

Molly – ‘Lunch break’


“We had over 30 entries last year from robo reindeers, Chorleywood ghosts, global warming aliens to a carrot wishing on a star! It was amazing to see such creative and imaginative pieces which were shared with an audience of over 120 people on the day. I am very excited to see what entries we get for 2020 and yes David Yates (Director of Fantastic Beasts) is back to judge and present the awards!” says Eleanor Dolan (organiser of the Film Clubs Competitions)

Mini Movie Makers 2019

Winner Years 3&4:

Sophie – ‘Captain Bark and the Christmas Chaos’

A highly entertaining hand-drawn 2D animation where Captain Bark saves Christmas from a Santa imposter.

Winner Years 5&6:

William – ‘A Porgi Mystery: The Highland Monster Mystery’

A comedy 3D plasticine stop-motion in which Edward, Pugsen and Holmes investigate a fishy mystery at the Loch Lochy Lodge.

Young Filmmakers 2019

Winner Years 7-9:

Advita – ‘A Piece of Time’

An experimental piece filmed on a phone portraying 2 alternative days in the life of a young girl. “Today is yours.”

Winner Years 10-13:

Kitty, Julie, Zain, Louisa – ‘Awake,’

A dark, beautifully shot black and white music video which touches on the subject of domestic abuse.