One of the main reasons we started LitFilmFest was in order to demonstrate to the YouTube generation that writing was the most important part of any great piece of video. Once KS2 pupils understand that creating video starts with incredible writing, they are more motivated than ever to improve their traditional literacy skills.
Every month we choose five winning LitFilmFest entries which we then refilm to a professional standard with the help of YouTube Kids. These are then featured on the YouTube Kids app and broadcast to the world! Not only that, but both BBC Good Food and Houses Of Parliament feature the Kitchen Kid and Pupil Parliament entries via all their social media accounts too.
We’ve had classes appear in the Guardian, on CNN and in First News. What better reason is there to write! Have a look at some of our monthly winners so far: LitFilmFest 2018 winners playlist.