Sydney

This year we received 33 entries this year from schools in NSW, QLD and ACT. There were 18 films selected as finalists to be screened at the Chauvel Cinema in Paddington. The winning films were chosen by an expert jury including Sacha Molitorisz (Sydney Morning Herald), Susanne Wodraschke (film maker and media educator), Penny Robertson (Department of Education NSW) and Christiane Gruber (Consulate General of Germany). We would like to thank all the students and teachers in their entries for the German School Film Festival, and appreciate all the hard work evident in their submissions.

The Winners

Primary Category

1st Prize: Verbindungen zum Schwarzwald
(International Grammar School)
Who hasn't dreamed of journeying to the Black Forest? To see it's beautiful mountains, valleys and famous the Bollenhut? Maybe a small boy alone in the forest…
Clip 1 (SWF, 12MB)
2nd Prize: Ohne Verbindungen gibt es keine Hoffnung
(Oak Flats Public School )
All sorts of different media are now employed to enable and support professional and personal communication. This enhanced communication leads to connections on a global level.
Clip 2 (SWF, 13MB)

3rd Prize: Lizzie´s Übernachtung
(International Grammar School)
Lizzie is at home alone! She devises a very special surprise for the guests at her sleepover - certain rituals must be adhered to…
Clip 3 (SWF, 18MB)

    Junior Secondary Category

    1st Prize: Ist Petra hier?
    (Smith`s Hill High School )
    Mysterious phone calls keep Doreen guessing. Her mobile keeps ringing but why do the people on the other end always want to speak to a certain "Petra"?
    Clip 1 (SWF, 10MB)
    2nd Prize: Bombe in der Schule
    (Covenant Christian School )
    Terrorists use a video message to inform students that there is bomb about to explode in their school. Can the bomb be found in time? Can it be de-activated?
    Clip 2 (SWF, 16MB)

    3rd Price: Wo ist die Halskette
    (Covenant Christian School)
    A well-off woman is robbed by her maid. The police can't find the thief and call on Superman - who flies to their help directly from Germany.
    Clip 3 (SWF, 18MB)

      Senior Secondary Category

      1st Prize: Johannes
      (Covenant Christian School)
      Johannes is lazy, sloppy around the house and always late for school. One would be forgiven for thinking he was in love, everything points in that direction. But with whom is he in love?
      Clip 1 (SWF, 15MB)
      2nd Prize: Hallo aus Peking
      (Mount St. Benedict College )
      Life is hard, many share the fate of Lotte and Luise, characters from the children's book "Das doppelte Lottchen". In this film, it is Peking that shows us the hand of fate.
      Clip 2 (SWF, 15MB)
      3rd Prize: Scrabble schon wieder!
      (St Paul's College )
      It is a sad day when you have to acknowledge that you can't make more out of your own life. This is especially so when you start to hate the woman you used to love. Who will take the first step? Who has the courage..?
      Clip 3 (SWF, 15MB)

        The Schools

        Eine kleine Deutsche Schule   english

        The Participants

        Primary Category

        School Name of Teacher Year/
        Level
        Film
        International Grammar School  Arabella Klaiber & Barbara Trottmann   4-6 40 Stunden Hungern
        International Grammar School  Arabella Klaiber & Barbara Trottmann   4-6 Das Dach  
        International Grammar School Arabella Klaiber & Barbara Trottmann  4-6 Der Stecker 
        International Grammar School   Barbara Trottmann    4-6 Verbindungen zum Schwarzwald 
        International Grammar School   Arabella Klaiber    Lizzie's Übernachtung  
        Oak Flats Public School   Caitlin Stevenson  6 Ohne Verbindungen gibt es keine Hoffnung

        Junior Secondary Category

        School Name of Teacher Year/
        Level
        Film
        Convenant Christian School Rachel Collis 8 Group 1 Der richtige Onkel
        Convenant Christian School Rachel Collis 8 Group 2 Bombe in der Schule
        Convenant Christian School Rachel Collis 8 Group 3 Mein Freund Bob
        Convenant Christian School Rachel Collis 8 Group 4 Gestern fünf heute eins
        Convenant Christian School Rachel Collis 9 Wo ist die Halskette?
        Covenant Christian School Joanne Downing 7 Group 1  Seine Auserwählte
        Covenant Christian School Joanne Downing 7 Group 2 Mit aller Kraft
        Covenant Christian School Joanne Downing 7 Group 3 Vier Minuten
        Eine kleine deutsche Schule, Newcastle Lonny Schall & Claudia De Giorgio K-7 Verbindungen
        Rooty Hill High School   Sabrina Finger   8-9  Ist Fehrnsehen gut für dich? 
        Smith's Hill High School   Margaret Uitterlinden   Was ist los? 
        Smith's Hill High School  Margaret Uitterlinden   9 Goup 1  Ist Petra hier?  
        St. Aidan's Anglican Girls' School   Rita Felder   9   Gerade um die Ecke  
        Sutherland Shire Christian School Joanna Warren 8 Ewig geliebt

        Senior Secondary Category

        School Name of Teacher Year/
        Level
        Film
        Canberra Girls' Grammar School Patricia Schiessl 12 Gefunden
        Caringbah High School Nicole Klar 10 Ganz großes Tennis
        Convenant Christian School Rachel Collis 11 Johannes
        Covenant Christian School Joanne Downing 10 Ach nein
        James Nash State High School Johann Kupeczki 11-12 Falsch Verbunden
        Mount St. Benedict College Belinda Jack 10 Hallo aus Peking
        Orara High School Jeff James 10 Falsch Verbunden
        Shoalhaven High School Sally Leslie 10 Die Grillparty
        St Aidans AGS Kerstin Liebchen 12 Aller guten Dinge sind drei
        St Luke's Anglican School Ron Preuss 10 Falsche Verbindung
        St Paul's College Sam Preston 10 Scrabble schon wieder!
        St. Aidan's Anglican Girls' School   Rita Felder   10   Kochen mit Gustav  
        St. Aidan's Anglican Girls' School Rita Felder 11 Aneinander vorbei