National Archives launch war film making competition

The National Archives in the UK have launched a competition for aspiring film makers and have chosen the First World War as the theme.

Entrants will be encouraged to explore the diverse collection of documents and pictures housed at the National Archives in London as inspiration for an original short film. 

Ten documents from the First World War have been selected and placed online for the competition entitled 'Files on Film' and those wishing to take part must use one of the documents as a starting point for a three-minute film.

Documents include the Women's Land Army Booklet and poet Siegfried Sassoon's famous protest letter against the war amongst many more. 

Jenni Orme, Manager of Public History at the National Archives, said: Bringing these valuable records to life through the medium of film will allow people to engage in the First World War as never before.'

Click here for more information including how to make your film and the cash prize involved.