Short film competition results

Battle of Bannockburn 700 – Short film competition

For centuries the events that took place at Bannockburn on the 23rd and 24th of June 1314 have inspired and influenced people. Through art, song and the written word, pieces have been created to commemorate those fateful days.

As part of the programme of events to mark the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn, the National Trust for Scotland (NTS) held a short film competition to encourage school pupils to create new works interpreting Bannockburn from their own perspective.

The winner with their movie ‘The Real Hero’ were Sanqhuar Primary School’s P5 class. The final choice was made by a judging panel consisting of several media and historical experts along with our online public voting.

Each of the final five shortlisted films are below, starting with our prizewinner.  They are all so good they each deserved an award.

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Sanquhar Primary – Dumfries and Galloway -   “The Real Hero”

The story of Bruce, his kingship and the battle of Bannockburn are told in Scots by a true Scottish hero, not a king or a famous fighter, someone much....smaller.

The Winner!

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Craigour Park Primary School - Edinburgh -  “Channel  4B News- The Battle of Bannockburn”

The 4B news team bring us a live report from the front lines of the Battle, will the two kings and the reporter make it out alive? 

Awarded Best Props and Costume

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Knightsridge Primary School – Livingston - “Freedom Fight”

This black and white silent movie tells us about the key moments during the battle, see Bruce’s despair at his broken axe and feel the fear of the English army as they are attacked by King Robert’s men.

Awarded Most Original Approach

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Letham Primary School – Angus - “Big Battle Build-up“

With experts in the studio and reporters in the field we get in depth analysis of the Battle. The fighting’s fierce but this team take it all in their stride.

Awarded Best Comedy Moment – Edward II’s retreat.

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Ullapool High – Highlands – “Allt à Bhonnaich”

The battle of Bannockburn affected people throughout the land. Gregor has been called upon to march from the Highlands to Stirling to fight. While he fights in the field his wife Floraidh waits at home in the hope that he returns safely.

Awarded Best Cinematography