Film Festival 2016

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© Alphaspirit | (Background), ©  Ljupco Smokovski | (Girl with laptop)Filmmakers, get ready! The time has come. The topic for the School Film Festival 2016 has been chosen and this is your chance to get creative.

The theme for 2016 is:
When I grow up...

Every one of you has probably at some point in your life thought about what you want to do when you grow up. Vet, scientist, chef or something completely different? Give us an insight into your hopes and dreams for your future. What do you want to do when you grow up? Where could your German take you once you have finished school? What does your future hold? 


  • Production of a short feature film, animation or cartoon film in German
  • Maximum length: 4 minutes
  • Language: German only
  • Creative interpretation of the topic


  • Creative interpretation of the topic
  • Extent, content and suitability of language used 
  • Cohesion of the storyline 
  • Technical quality
  • Dialogues must be original, not dubbed
  • No more than 3 entries per school

Age groups:

Early years: students in Years 3 to 6
Middle years: students in Years 7 to 9
Later years: students in Years 10 to 12

Prizes for each category:

1st Prize: $300
2nd Prize: $200
3rd Prize: $100

We are very much looking forward to your films!

Entries Close 09 Sep 10 Aug 09 Sep
Awards 20 Oct
in Sydney
07 Sep in Adelaide 20 Oct
in Melbourne
Venue Palace Cinema,
The Regal Theatre,
Kensington Park
ACMI Federation Square 
Entry Forms Download SymbolEntry form
(PDF, 140KB)
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(PDF, 483 KB)
Download SymbolEntry form 
(PDF, 81KB)

The School Film Festival in Melbourne is supported by the Victorian Government.
Prizes for winning schools from South Australia are contributed by SAGTA, from Western Australia by TAGWA and half the prize money for winning schools from Victoria and Tasmania by the AGTV.

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