4MinuteFilm Challenge Workshop

4MinuteFilm Challenge Workshop


If you live in one of the six regions of the UK listed below you could receive a £100 bursary for making your film and sucessful bursary winners will have their films shown on CultureStreet and Art UK.

East Midlands (Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Rutland, Nottinghamshire)

East of England (Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk)

East Scotland (Perth & Kinross, Angus, Fife, Dundee)

Glasgow and Central Scotland (Glasgow, West Dunbartonshire, East Dunbartonshire, Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, North Ayrshire, Inverclyde, North Lanarkshire)

South Wales (West Glamorgan, Mid Glamorgan, South Glamorgan, Gwent)

South Central England (Hampshire & Isle of Wight, Wiltshire, Dorset, Channel Islands)

Films have to be submitted by 10th December 2020. If you intend to submit a film you should get in touch with us using the info@culturestreet.org.uk email so we can help you and check that your chosen sculpture is publicly owned.

Some of you will have lots of experience of making films but for others this might be the first time. We want to try and help you to make a high quality short film or animation regardless of your experience or what equipment you have to hand. Watching the short film on this page and downloading our Tips and Guidance sheet is a really good place to start.

This page is here to help you with guidance, advice, hints and tips but if you do not find what you need just email us at info@culturestreet.org.uk.

Key Stage:

The round of the competition is not limited to any particular Key Stage but is limited to those home educating.


There have been three rounds of the 4MinuteFilm Challenge to date. This final round is limited to students home educating and their families or carers. If you live in one of the six regions highlighted above you could receive a bursary. We have £100 for the best film from each of those regions and those bursaries will be awarded by an independent jury made up of staff from from CultureStreet and Art UK.

Making a film or animation about a Sculpture near you.

This film shows how you might go about making a short film or animation about a sculpture in your region. Our example is in Durham in the North East of England.

Tips and Guidance

Download the Tips and Guidance sheet which covers a lot of the points in the film and a few more.

Download Homeschool Tips and Guidance.pdf

Development Activity:

Once the film is completed we think it is important that you self evaluate your work. We are keen to hear what you would do differently if the opportunity came up again.

Learning Objectives:

Through using this lesson plan students should have a better awareness of their local history and heritage.
They should also develop a better understanding of the different filmmaking techniques.
Through making an animated film, students can develop their knowledge of the animation process.
They will also improve problem-solving and team-working skills.
Develop ideas through investigations, demonstrating critical understanding of sources.

Research, Notes and Links:

Established in 2002, Art UK (previously known as the Public Catalogue Foundation) is a dynamic arts charity with a national and global reach. Between 2003 and 2012 Art UK digitised 212,000 oil paintings from 3,200 locations across the UK. By doing so, Art UK transformed access to the UK’s publicly owned art collection, much of which is not on regular display. In summer 2017 Art UK started a project to digitise the nation’s sculpture collection. Supported by a £2.8 million National Lottery grant, Art UK will catalogue the national sculpture collection. This major new initiative will put online the nation's sculpture collection and will include 3D, high and low relief works, figurative and abstract works from approx. the last 1000 years! Around 170,000 sculptures - located inside galleries, museums and public buildings or outdoors in parks, streets and squares - will be displayed on the Art UK website. The aim is to have all works of sculpture uploaded to www.artuk.org by Jan 2021. Established in 2012, CultureStreet provides resources for children, young people and adults who work with them to find out more about the arts and have a go at arts activities themselves. CultureStreet has been commissioned by Art UK to support young people to review the nation’s sculpture collection.