Story to Action Competition

Story to Action Competition

How would you make a change?

  • What role do storytellers have in ushering in a better world?
  • How do we best unlock the role and power of storytelling in shaping political and social change?
  • With much of the world in lockdown, how do we influence the rebuilding and renewal that will come when the crisis starts to abate, in terms of global challenges and climate change.?
  • What needs to happen as we emerge out of the crisis, to ensure we grab the opportunity to create an improved world and not revert to an unsustainable normal?

Competition Details


1. What’s your idea? Do you want to make something to encourage people, businesses or governments to take active steps to protect our world as we come out of the public health crisis.

2. Pitch it. Once you have an idea, write a treatment for the idea on less than one side of A4, or tell it to us in a 1 minute video.

3. Enter it! Then simply upload your pitch using the form below.


All ideas will be considered by a panel of film producers, storytellers and activists, and the winning entry will be offered a cash prize of £1000 to help them make the film.

HOW TO WIN (All times are GMT)

  • Entries will close on Tuesday 19 May 2020 at 11:59pm.
  • Winners will be notified at the end of May 2020.
  • Full terms & conditions are available at the bottom of this page.
  • Got questions? Email

Entries are now closed.


Terms and Conditions


All entrants of the Story to Action Competition 2020 must be aged 18+ at the time of submitting an entry.

  • Only one entry per person allowed.
  • By submitting an entry, the author agrees that nothing within the entry will infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party and indemnify MetFilm School against any third-party infringement claim.
  • MetFilm School has the full right to disqualify on entry if we believe that it does not comply with the terms and conditions and/or is not relevant to the competition rules. MetFilm School reserves the right to exclude any entries that are deemed inappropriate and a likely to cause offence.
  • MetFilm School staff, and members of their family, are not eligible to enter this competition.
  • Entry for this competition closes on Tuesday 19 May 2020 at 11:59pm.


A panel of film producers, storytellers and activists will choose the winning project from all the valid entries. Judging will be based on the judges assessment of the project’s viability and the influence it could have on its viewers.


The winning entry will be offered £1000 production funding. The funding will be granted once the winner had given the School sufficient evidence that he/she is able to complete the production safely and deliver a finished film which matches the pitch.