Bristol CND Film Competition

Bristol Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND)

Chance of a Lifetime Film Competition

  • The 2016 competition is now closed for entries
  • Screening/cinematic exhibition and prize-giving, with Aardman’s David Sproxton:
    Sunday 20th Nov, 1:15 pm for 1:30 pm, Watershed, Harbourside BS1 5TX
  • Art exhibition:
    Sat 12th Nov – Sat 25th Nov, 10 am – 3 pm (closed Sundays), The New Room/John Wesley’s Chapel, 36 The Horsefair, BS1 3JE

Bristol and the Bomb by Hayden Weaver - winner in the 2014 Youth category

Show us, in a film or vlog 30–120 seconds long:
"What would you tell the world about nuclear weapons?"

Not enough time available for filming and editing? Enter a film storyboard instead.

  • 2016 competition is now open - watch our 3 minute video trailer to find out all about the competition!
  • See your film on the big screen at the prize-giving and screening event at Watershed Bristol.
  • £400 of prizes, winners chosen by David Sproxton of Aardman Animations.
  • Extra prize for 'most watched' film.
  • Focus is on originality, not production quality.
  • View winning films from previous years here.

We are looking for entries in the following two age categories:

  • School Age: 12–16 years old (Year 7 to Year 11 at school)
  • Youth: 17–18 years old (Years 12 and 13 at school)

You could think about:

The cost:
200,000 died at Hiroshima and Nagasaki
The risk:
Human error has repeatedly put us within minutes of a first strike
The scale:
There are over 23,000 nuclear warheads in the world
The price:
£205 billion for a Trident replacement over its lifetime

Why "CHANCE of a Lifetime"

The number of nuclear weapons in the world is now 75% less than in 1986 – it can be done! In the UK, in the age of austerity, all parties are questioning spending £205 billion on replacing Trident. Now we have the chance to lead the world and get rid of our immoral nuclear weapons.

Not "A Lifetime of Chance"

Just take a look at what happened when we used nuclear weapons at Hiroshima and Ngasaki and you'll know why not. Since 1945, fear of nuclear war has cast a shadow over the world, fear that it may happen by accident, fear as more fingers hover over more buttons that can unleash Armageddon. And the more we depend on them and spend on them, the more other countries will want to have their own. It has to stop and CND has been campaigning for over 50 years for global abolition of nuclear weapons.

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