The Festival is now open for entries until Monday 30th October 2017.
There are four (4) entry categories; films must be entered into the category that reflects the age/year group/tertiary level of the film makers.
- Junior (Kindergarten to Year 4)
- Intermediate (Year 5 – Year 8)
- High School (Year 9 and Year 10) and
- Post Year 10 – University (Year 11 & 12, TAFE, University)
Your short film must be:
- no more than four minutes long (if you’re a Junior and Intermediate entrant)
- no more than five minutes long (if you’re a High School entrant)
- no more than eight minutes long (for post-Year 10/TAFE/University entrants).
All entries must be original work that hasn’t previously been screened or posted online.
Free to Enter
Entry to the Festival is free and students from kindergarten to university are eligible to submit their films and have the chance to share in thousands of prizes.
You can enter an original short film in whatever genre you like—drama, comedy, action, documentary, or even an animation. The story, setting, plot and style are all completely up to you.
Junior, Intermediate and High School entries must include the Festival’s nominated feature item. This year’s feature item is PHONE.
This item can be central to your story, or it can just make a brief appearance, but make sure you include it somewhere!
Awards and Prizes
Your film (along with everyone else’s) will be assessed by our panel of expert judges, and winning entries will share in thousands of dollars worth of prizes.
See the different awards up for grabs this year.
On Thursday, 7th December 2017 the Festival’s annual Awards Event will unfold at the Theatre Royal in Hobart. Students, teachers, parents, and the general public are invited to walk the red carpet and enjoy an afternoon of fantastic original films, as we celebrate the hard work and achievements of all our entrants.
This event provides an incredible opportunity for student filmmakers to see the finalist films on the big screen, be part of an audience of their fellow filmmakers, teachers, parents and film industry experts, and feel justifiably proud of their great efforts! The winners for the 2016 Festival will be announced at this special event.
Check out the video wrap of last year’s event.