Entries are now open for Screen It 2015, Australia’s largest competition for school-aged filmmakers, animators and game makers, run annually by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI).
Primary and secondary students around Australia are creating live-action films, computer games and animations inspired by this year’s Screen It theme: Change.
Entries close on Monday 21 September 2015. Students can enter via their school or independently, and entries can be created by individuals or teams.
Unlike many other student film competitions, Screen It is designed to provide rich cross-disciplinary outcomes for participants. Feedback from teachers demonstrates the classroom value of the vast education resources developed by ACMI’s experienced educators, including a comprehensive education resource kit, video conferences for students and Generator, ACMI’s online creative tool designed to support students through the production process.
As well as providing a rich learning experience, Screen It offers fantastic prizes. Category winners will receive a certificate, a trophy and a prize pack. Primary and secondary winners of the animation and live action categories will take home a Canon HD Camcorder. Winners of the games categories will collect Sony Playstation products including a PS4, PSVita and the Tearaway: Unfolded game. The schools awarded Best Overall Primary and Secondary Entry will each receive a Canon HD Professional Camcorder. Special Mentions awarded by the judging panel will be recognised with a prize pack from Madman Entertainment.
Winning entries will be incorporated in the Australian Mediatheque where ACMI visitors can view moving image works on demand, as well as being exhibited in ACMI’s Screen Worlds gallery on Generator, and on the ACMI website.
In 2014, the competition attracted 365 entries submitted by over 1,546 students nationwide, making it Australia’s largest moving image competition for young people, a title it has held for over 10 years.
For more information and to enter visit: http://www.acmi.net.au/ screen-it