To enter the competition you need to create a one minute film encouraging your community to recycle their old mobile phones. The theme for 2021 is Protect the Planet. We want to hear why you think it is important to look after our planet and what it means to you. It is important that you link the call to action, recycling your old phones, to the theme when developing the storyline.
You can create your film is any genre (comedy, action, romance, drama, sci-fi) and style (fictional, documentary or animation) – the choice is yours. Enter the competition as an individual, group or class. Take a look at our amazing 2020 and 2019 winners and finalists for inspiration. Download our competition poster and share it with your school and students.
1 April 2021 – Film Competition Opens
13 September 2021 – Film Competition Closes
11 October 2021 – Finalists and Highly Commended Films Announced
8 November 2021 – Winners Announced
8-14 November 2021 – Winners showcased during Planet Ark’s National Recycling Week
If you have any questions about the competition please contact us.
This year we have introduced some additional categories to the competition. In each category we will be awarding a winner who will receive a JB Hi-Fi voucher valued at $3,000 and up to three finalisist who will receive a $1,000 voucher. Prizes will be awarded for the following categories:
All students who enter the competition will receive a MobileMuster participation certificate. All students who receive a highly commended entry will receive a MobileMuster prize pack when the finalists are announced in October.
Winning films will be announced and showcased by MobileMuster and Planet Ark during National Recycling Week (8-14 November 2021) to encourage the community to recycle.
We have updated the judging criteria for 2021! The criteria looks at:
You can download a copy of the assessment matrix so you can create your film to meet the criteria. MobileMuster will review the submission and a panel of film, environmental and education experts will select the finalist and winners.
We have partnered with Cool Australia to create six lessons for Years 3-8 designed to support teachers and students to produce quality films for the competition. The lessons can be accessed by teachers, parents and students learning from home or school. Through these lessons students are given opportunities to apply their learning in real world situations, in the classroom, school, home or the local community.
We recommend the following sequence of lessons, depending on the year levels you are working with. You might also like to get technical with the Film-making Toolkit. Topics included in this toolkit cover copyright, storytelling, lighting, sound, film techniques and stop-motion animation.
To help students with their competition entries watch the experts from Vidico share their tips on how to create a great narrative and technical elements for your film. We hope these short how to guides will help you create an impressive short film.
We have also put together a Film Making Toolkit with Cool Australia. The toolkit will help you learn about the ethics and laws of creating films. Understand the principles of effective storytelling. Learn how to use effective lighting, camera angles and how audio is used in film. Learn the function of different microphones and understand how to apply different film techniques.
Please submit your entry to the MobileMuster film competition by Monday 13 September 2021. Once we recieve your entry we will send you an email to let you know it has been accepted to the competition.