Thank you to all who have entered the student film competition this year! It was great to see so many entries.
We are now in the process of reviewing all entries with our judges who are environmental and film production experts. Finalists and highly commended entries will be announced on the 11 October 2021. Winners will be announced during Planet Ark’s National Recycling Week, 8 to 14 November 2021.
The theme for 2021 was Protect the Planet. Prizes will be awarded for the following categories:
Lower Primary (Years 1-4)
Upper Primary (Years 5-6)
Lower Secondary (Years 7-9)
Upper Secondary (Years 10-12)
In each category the winner will be awarded a JB Hi-Fi voucher valued at $3,000 and up to three finalists who will receive a $1,000 JB Hi Fi voucher. All students who have entered the competition will receive a MobileMuster participation certificate. Finally, our judges will acknowledge a highly commended entry who will receive a MobileMuster prize pack when the finalists are announced in October.
If you have any questions about the competition please contact us.
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.