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The 2021 Film Competition winners announced!

Thank you to everyone who entered the 2020/21 competition. We had a very large number of entries (the highest ever!) and the results were a very close call. The thought, originality and creativity that went into all the entries was impressive and the judges would like to congratulate all of the students who contributed. You can watch the winning entries below.

Please be aware that the film makers listed below have all signed declarations that the films are their own work and that permission has been sought and granted for all images, music and film and that they received permission from anyone who appears in the film to use their image and (where appropriate) their words for the purposes of this film. The views and opinions in these films are those of the creators and do not necessarily reflect those of any member of the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge.

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2020/2021 Winners

Winner of the Year 9-11 category

Antinous: Boy lover of Hadrian by Alison Chang and Sarah Hilali, Bentley Wood High School. This film was inspired (as were many of the other entries) by the sculpture of Antinous as Dionysus, which can be found in the Museum of Classical Archaeology in Cambridge.

Highly commended in the Year 9-11 category

Birth Zak Smith, Roding Valley High School

Antinous as Dionysus Ayana Pathak and Anjola Adesina, James Allen's Girls' School

The River God Rebecca Stanton, Bullers Wood School for Girls            


Winner of the Year 12-13 category

A Short Introduction to St. Margaret of Antioch by Yasmin Herron-Isa, Leyton Sixth Form College. This film was inspired by the La Vie de Madame Sainte Marguerite manuscript, which can be found in St. Catherine's College's library in Cambridge.

Highly commended in the Year 12-13 category

Some Thoughts on Paradise Lost Kyle Kirkpatrick, Bristol Grammar School             

Seventh century coins and our relationship with money Mohit Agarwal, William Perkin Church of England High School


Previous competition winners

2019/20 Winners (50 Religious Treasures of Cambridge)

The Key Stage 5 winner was Inspiring Hindu Women by Ishika Shah (Wembley High Technology College) and inspired by the religious treasure, the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad. The Key Stage 3/4 winner was Religious Artefacts: Isis and Her Child Horus by Mohammed Ali Shubbar (Nower Hill High School) exploring the features of an Isis and Horus figurine and its significance to the study of religion.

Runners up were Enthujan Arulvannan, Dev Raicha, Kyle Solanki & Dilan Shah, who were inspired by the Umayyad and Justinian coins, Zarlakhta Edris, Diya Kotecha, Muneera Mohamoud & Aishah Aslam, who were inspired by the Roman statue of Antinous and Luke Weatherald, Robbie Holmes, Finlay Miller & Ben Wilson, who were inspired by the photograph of a cup-winning football team in Nigeria in 1930

2018/19 Winners (Religious Spaces)

Eve Tobin (The Way of St James), Charlie Theodosius (Religious Spaces: A forest chapel), Elanor Wilde, and Olivia Welch (Rituals) were named joint first-place winners of the 2018 Re:View Cambridge Religion on Film Competition. 

2017/18 (Religious Objects)

Overall winner: Susmita Dave,  ; Winner (Year 9-11 category): Danial Sayani, 'Religious objects: Do they matter to everyday people?' Commended: Numair Tejani, 'Arts of the Muslim World'; Delphine Greco, 'Religious Artefacts: Representation of God'; Lucy Adams, 'The Lion Man'; Faizan Mirza and Uzair Chaudhry, 'The Kaaba'

2016/17 (Open Theme)

Overall winner Save RS! - Barbora Formanko, Madeleine Compton and Roisin Robinson; Second Place: Debating Euthanasia: a Christian Perspective - Rebecca Whant and Clara TuffreyA Discussion about the Implementation of Hudud Law in Malaysia - Juliana Ganendra, Srija Ghosh, Isabella Vereker and Elizabeth Lu. Third Place: What does faith mean? - Billy Arthur and Tom Dando; IVF: the fertilisation frustration - Matthew Green, Mackenzie Mully and Andrew Palmer. Highly Commended Films: Religion vs the World -  Jemima Humphries and Layo Edu; Religious perspectives on euthanasia - Adam Koep, Ellie Cooke and Amy Upot; Religion and Power - Jennifer Hay; A creed, a faith, a religion - Nyasha Thomas and Aeronwy Withers; What is the meaning of life?  - Mya, Porsha, Katy and Raabiya; We are able to link to some films, where the creators have given us permission. 

2015 (The Senses and Religion)

Overall winner: Elaine Kim, The role of the senses in Buddhism.

2014 (Open Theme)

Overall winner: Billie Coulson, with 'The Niqab in Schools'

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