Woman filming on iphoneA Day in the life..."  - a Digital Story Competition

Under 18? We want to know what your life is like! 

We're looking to hear from you about your daily life. What is your community like? What makes it unique? What stories do locals have? 

We encourage entries from all over the UK as we're particularly interested to celebrate the similarities and differences of urban and rural Britain.

How do you want your life to be documented? This is your chance to show the world with a digital story exploring the theme 'A Day in the Life...'


The Winner will receive a one day workshop with BAFTA screenplay judge Rob Young to develop skills further. 

The winner and all runners-up will have their digital story premiered in Settle in November 2018. Three Settle Stories goodie bags are also up for grabs.


  • Digital stories/films must meet the following criteria:
  • 1 entry per person
  • You must be under 18 years of age at the time of submitting the film
  • Should be no longer than 3 minutes in duration, including titles and credits
  • Any music, video or still images used in the film should be cleared for use by the copyright holder or be copyright free
  • Film clubs can submit up to three films from each club. Film Clubs will need to submit their films to Settle Stories by the 30th September 2018.

If you need some copyright free music you can try the following resources:

Purple Planet Music

Free Music Archive


Audio Library - No copyright music

We will not be judging technical ability alone. Judges will use the following criteria to make their decisions on the winning film:

  • Idea - the film idea is original and creative and has been delivered well
  • Story - the story is strong and engaging and captures the audience's attention
  • Sound - the music, sound effects and dialogue are clear and strengthen the narrative
  • Look - the use of camera angles, movement, lighting and framing support the narrative

The pieces will be judged in October 2018

Judges include:

  • Rob Young - BAFTA screenplay judge
  • Sita Brand - Director of Settle Stories
  • Virpi Kettu - Filmmaker and animator
  • Daniel Jarvis - Into Film

Send your work by DVD to:

Day in a Life, Settle Stories, The Joinery, Dawsons Court, Market Place. Settle BD24 9ED

Or by WeTransfer to