When you have an idea, it doesn’t just have to stay locked up inside your head. You have the power to illustrate your idea into some kind of creation that the world can see and share with you. If you wanted to shout out to the world about how much you love chocolate for example, you would have endless options on how to go about it. You could write a song about how it was your favourite thing in the world, draw a picture of an imaginary chocolate land, or bake your own chocolate cake. You could even spread a picture of the masterpiece all over social media. Or, you could make a film. You could make a film about where chocolate comes from, using actors, animation and music. This allows you to combine many art forms into just one performance. Enough about chocolate though and onto more serious matters. After all, you could make a film about anything you wanted. There is a challenge coming up which you can be part of. First of all, you need to ask yourself a couple of questions. Do you have an imagination? Do you have your own view of the world and know what we could all do to make it a better place? We all have the potential to make a difference and even a short film can have a huge impact. You could engage people with your ideas all around the world and inspire them to make a difference in the same way you are.
Parliaments’ Education Service has launched a competition called ‘Light’s, Camera, Parliament’ which gives you the opportunity to speak out. The challenge is to produce a three minute film on what new law or amendment to the law you would introduce. You will need to think of the story you want to tell, what genre it would be and how this would demonstrate your new law. Take a look at the winning film from last year below. Entries can be submitted from the 12th of January until the 27th of February 2015. Handy tips and resources on making the film can be found on the competition website to give you a helping hand. Imagination, passion and an eye for style are a necessity for this task. Think you have all three? Then get started and make your voice heard.