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Film Competitions 2011


Youthtown Film competition

Make a short film between 4 and 7 minutes. All film entries must include the following:The Line: “You won’t believe what happened next...”The Prop: Oversized Sunglasses. Films maybe animation or experimental but must be appropriate for an audience under the age of 19 years old.

Lots of information on the Media Studies Notice board or at www.youthtown.org.nz 

Prize pool

The winning team for ‘Best Film’ of the Short Film Challenge will receive a $2000.00 Harvey Norman Vouchers sponsored by Harvey Norman Wairau Road. Awards will also be given for ‘Best Director’, ‘Best Script’, ‘Best Cinematography’, ‘Best Editing’,‘Best Use of Line’, ‘Best Use of Prop’, ‘Best Use of Genre’

Due Date: July25th


The Last Ocean Trust film competition

Make a 30sec-5minute film about the Ross Ocean. The Last Ocean Trust wants to stimulate filmmakers and environmentalists to think about the values of the Ross Sea Antarctica and why it is worth protecting. They are providing beautiful footage and creative commons music for you to edit to create the short film, but you can add original material of your own if you wish. The winning films will be on Youtube and embedded on Google Earth

Prize pool: Cash and camera gear.


Due Date: August 12


‘Cut’ Video Competition

Make a 4-6 Minute video on any topic. Videos submitted can deal with any genre or subject, but should be a complete short film – whether drama/fiction, documentary or animated/experimental. Music videos are not eligible.

Prize pool:

All finalist entries will receive a CUT! certificate and a DVD of the final entries. There will be a public screening of the finalist films at an award ceremony and the winning school will receive a prize. Last year’s main prize was an Apple iMac with Avid Media Composer editing software. Other prizes included Ricoh digital cameras, Media Arts scholarships, an 8g iPod Touch and a selection of filmmaking books courtesy of Focal Press.


Due Date: 16th September

The Outlook for Someday – a sustainability film challenge for young New Zealanders

Make a video on a sustainability theme up to 5 minutes. It can be any genre and made on any camera. Go to the website for more information and to see past winners


Prize Pool:

The Prize pool is impressive! Look here for prizes


Due Date: 30th September

N.A.M.E. - Panasonic School Video Competition 2011

Create a 4-8 minute video. This year you can enter a variety of categories (eg short film, documentaries etc) Prize pool to be announced

Due Date: October 7th


If you need any more information come and see a Media teacher in D11 or D12

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