Insight wants to encourage filmmakers to make films about 'faith'. Films which, challenge, explore, critique, reflect, celebrate or question this vital area of contemporary life.


Student Filmmaker Award 2015

Call for entries  closed
Theme – ‘The truth is out there. Have faith!’
Winner – Robyn Forsythe, NEVER LAND
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➤ Are you a film student in the UK? Or a student at a UK university or college who’s passionate about making films or writing scripts? Maybe you’re a student who just loves film and have something to say about faith?

➤ You could have won this year’s prize: a six-week internship to work in Hollywood.

➤ You are invited to a special, FREE workshop with leading filmmakers and practitioners – details to be announced soon

➤ Robyn Forsythe, winner of the Student Filmmaker Award 2015, says:

As a filmmaker, I think we’ve all dreamed of working in Hollywood. It’s got so much history in the film making industry. I knew the opportunity to get out there and experience it myself could be a big step for me.

I’m looking forward to working in an American film crew. I’m interested to see what they do differently, what I can bring to them, and what I can learn and bring home.

➤ Abdul-Rehman Malik, Director of the Insight Film Festival, says:

‘The judges were spoiled for choice and choosing a winner wasn’t easy. Our three finalists submitted exceptional entries – in equal parts challenging, provocative and thoughtful.’

‘This year’s winner – Robyn Forsythe – is a filmmaker on the cusp of an incredible career. Her film treatment [for NEVER LAND] revealed a gift for storytelling; it’s a complex moral and social drama told through the eyes of a child. We can’t wait to see it made – and we can’t wait to see what future Student Filmmaker Award cycles will bring!’

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The truth is out there. Have faith!


Enter our Curation Scheme

A great opportunity for filmmakers

➤ We launched the Insight Curation Scheme in 2014/15, to collate great films on the theme of faith.

➤ We have ‘commended’ the best of the films that Insight received for the Curation Scheme 2015. These films will have the chance to be screened at events and festivals in the UK and around the world.

➤ We have sent expert feedback to each filmmaker who entered one or more films for the Curation Scheme 2015, irrespective of whether or not a film was given ‘commended’ status.

➤ The Call for Entries for the Curation Scheme 2016 is scheduled will open later in the year.

Plus, the 5th edition of the Insight Film Festival is scheduled to take place later in 2015

➤ Keep visiting this website for news of when our call for entries for films featuring faith will open.

➤ The 4th edition of the Insight Film Festival was held at Z-arts in Manchester, UK, on 15-17 March 2013

Our vision

The Insight Film Festival exists to encourage filmmakers throughout the world to make films about ‘faith’. It creates events and spaces where such films can be displayed, discussed and celebrated. It welcomes participants from all faith backgrounds and none and focuses particularly on young filmmakers. In doing so it wants to make positive contributions to understanding, respect and community cohesion.

Please explore this website. We invite all who are interested in film and identify with our objectives to join us. The Insight Film Festival is affiliated to the Universal Film and Festival Organization and complies with UFFO’s Code of Practice for film festivals: uffofilm