The film competition for 2020 is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered. We have announced the winners of the the 2020 competition – take a look on our winners page and social media channels. We have emailed all finalists and highly commended entries with the results.
The theme for our 2020 competition was Small actions. Big Impact. The winning films will receive a $5,000 JB Hi-Fi vochure to further develop their film career. Finalists will receive a $1,000 JB Hi-Fi vochure. Take a look at our 2019 winners.
19 to 30 October 2020 – As part of the People’s Choice Award the community will be able to vote for their favourite film from the highly commended shortlist.
Monday 2 November 2020 – Winners will be announced on our website, via email and social media channels.
9 to 15 November 2020 – Winning films will be showcased by MobileMuster and Planet Ark during National Recycling Week to encourage the community to recycle.
Good luck! If you have any questions about the competition please contact us.
In each category we will be awarding a winner who will receive a JB Hi-Fi voucher valued at $5,000 and up to three finalisist who will receive a $1,000 voucher. Prizes will be awarded for the following categories:
This year we have introduced a People’s Choice Award, who will receive a JB Hi-Fi voucher valued at $1,000. The community will be able to vote for their favourite primary and secondary film between 19 to 30 October. The film with the most votes will recieve the award.
Winning films will also be showcased by MobileMuster and Planet Ark during National Recycling Week (9-15 November 2020) to encourage the community to recycle.
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.