As Sutton remembers the First World War nationally a new First World War Film Competition has been launched.

National Archives has launched a competition to get aspiring filmmakers to put its WW1 ‘Files on Film’. Ten First World War documents reflecting different experiences of wartime have been selected from the archives and put online and entrants must use one or more as the starting point for a three-minute short film.

Documents include Songs from a Women’s Land Army booklet – Siegfried Sassoon’s famous war protest letter and Mata Hari’s security service file. The three winning entries will be featured on the National Archives website and get cash prizes of £500, £200 and £100. Find out more at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

Closing date – 7th January 2015