Democracy gets the vote at film festival

Dacorum Democracy Film Festival.
Dacorum Democracy Film Festival.

Talented pupils at Kings Langley’s Rudolf Steiner school scooped first prize at Dacorum Borough Council’s film festival.

All secondary schools in the area were invited to take part in the competition, with the task of producing a three minute film persuading youngsters to vote.

Five schools, including Hemel Hempstead School and Berkhamsted School, entered a total of nine videos.

The winning film, The Path to Democracy, was chosen by a panel of seven judges – including award-winning director David Wachs. The Longdean School secured both second and third place.

The winners were presented a trophy by Mayor of Dacorum Bert Chapman and Hemel Hempstead MP Mike Penning, and will see their video used in future campaigns.

Councillor Neil Harden said “All the videos were original and of an extremely high standard.

“We chose the winning videos based on how well they got the message across and their film-making skills. It was inspiring to see so many talented young people working together.”

To watch all the entries, visit