Calling all budding directors, producers and actors… or anyone with a camera phone!
I don’t know if you have noticed but there is a worrying trend in people’s attitudes in the media, from stories about Dapper Laughs, Ched Evans or the fact that rape jokes are often trending on twitter, highlight the fact that there is a general lack of awareness of what sexual consent is or its importance.
In Warwickshire, like the rest of the UK, there’s been an increasing number of incidents where young people have become involved in sexual situations where they did not feel in control or able to say no and as a result have been the victims of sexual coercion, abuse or assault.
As a result we want you to get involved and have your say.
We believe that the best way to change people’s attitudes is to help young people’s voice to be heard. We want you to help us to create a number of promotional adverts to highlight issues around consent. So we are hosting a short film contest. We want you to make and send us your short films that explores issues around consent.
The film can either:
- explain what consent is;
- promote positive behaviours in asking or ensuring consent
- highlight inequalities or point out why certain attitudes or actions are wrong
We are not expecting special effects, expensive sets or celebrity cameos… the competition is all about your ideas, not expensive equipment – so filming using a camera phone will be perfect.
The competition is open to anyone aged between 13-21 years old.
You can work in a group or submit a film by yourself.
To give people more time to enter we’ve extended the deadline to Tuesday 31st March!
Once closed a panel of ‘experts’ including students from the YP Sex Ed’ Forum will pick the final five in each category which will then be posted on the respectyourself.info website. The shortlisted films will all be invited to attend Warwickshire’s local Sexual Health Awards in April, where the winners will be announced.
For full details go to the competition page
For some ideas and to find out more about consent click here…