Registrations are now open for Screen It 2014, Australia’s largest competition for school-aged filmmakers, animators and game makers, run annually by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI).
Entry is FREE and open to all primary or secondary students.
Entries can be live-action films, videogames or animations. Each year students are inspired by a new theme. In 2014, the theme ‘Reflection’, encourages students and teachers to explore curriculum-based content while learning game, animation and filmmaking techniques, and students are encouraged to be creative in their interpretations. Students may wish to relate the theme to self, family, friendship, community, country, topical issues in the media, the past, present or future, cause and effect, emotions, or everyday life.
Students can enter Screen It through their school or independently; they can work by themselves, as part of a collaborative team, or even as a whole class, and is open to both primary and secondary students across Australia. Many resources are available (see list of links below)
Judged by a panel of industry professionals, winners will be acknowledged at a glittering red carpet awards ceremony in December and will receive a certificate, trophy and DVD prize pack courtesy of Madman Entertainment. Along with prizes for each category, the primary and secondary school with the Best Overall Entries will be recognise, and added to the Australian Mediatheque where ACMI visitors can view moving image works on demand, as well as being exhibited in ACMI’s Screen Worlds exhibition.
Entries close Friday 12 September, so hurry.
For more information, and additional planning resources visit: http://www.acmi.net.au/screenit.aspx. Students and teachers from across Australia can register online now. Teachers check out: Screen It Primary and Secondary Teacher Resource Kit PDF.
Friday 12 September – Registrations and receipt of entries close
Monday 24 November – Winners announced
Friday 5 December – Screen It 2014 Awards Ceremony