National School Film Award

Each year students all over Australia produce short films which were screened in the German School Film Festival finals in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney. The topic of the School Film Festival 2016 was “Wenn ich groß bin…. (When I grow up.)”

The nine winning films from the finals in Adelaide, Melbourne und Sydney were competing against each other. The films with the most votes won the National German School Film Award 2016 and a DVD:

1. Place: „Himmel oder Hölle“
(Boondall State School, QLD)
2. Place: „Helden“
(Patterson River Secondary College, VIC)
3. Place: „Wie meine Mutter“
(Clare High School, SA)

Congratulations!

The Winners
The Schools
The Participants

The Films

Freiarbeit

Primary Category: 1st Place
Freiarbeit

Good Sheperd Lutheran Para Vista

Anja and Monika have to do housework but they want to have free time. Monika has an idea…

Realität und Wunschdenken

Primary Category: 1st Place
Realität und Wunschdenken

Highvale Primary School

Finally the time has come: stay up all night, buy whatever you want, eat things you like, … and the best is that nobody tells you what to do! Being an adult has so many advantages which this film presents humorously.

Himmel oder Hölle

Primary Category: 1st Place
Himmel oder Hölle

Boondall State School

A group of courageous kids dare to enter a fortune teller's mistrerious tent to learn more about their future. However, they wouldn't guess what the fortune teller is actually hiding from them...

Wie meine Mutter

Secondary Junior Category: 1st Place
Wie meine Mutter

Clare High School

The film „Wie meine Mutter“ presents an amount of kind and lovely wishes to mothers and admirable features mothers can have. All in all, it makes clear how important mothers are in life.

Helden

Secondary Junior Category: 1st Place
Helden

Patterson River Secondary College

Being a hero when you are grown up. That’s it! But what characterizes heroism today? This encouraging film presents the real heroes in society: not the rich people but those who help and support others.

Träume werden wahr

Secondary Junior Category: 1st Place
Träume werden wahr

Shore School

Everybody of us has dreams. However, many of us forget what they once thought to be possible and misunderstand their dreams with the expectations of others. For example those of your parents. This short film is about courage and bravery.

Grosswerden ist so komisch wie ein orange-Einhorn

Secondary Senior Category: 1st Place
'Grosswerden' ist so komisch wie ein orange-Einhorn

Westminster School

Some people already know with the age of five who they want to be und what kind of job they want to have in future….others do not. Some people do have the answer about their future life when they are 15 years old…some not.

So ist das Leben

Secondary Category Senior: 1st Place
So ist das Leben

Billanook College

A very moving film about Anja and Christoph, who both grow up in Berlin at the same time, but live in completely different worlds. Whereas Christoph enjoys a life full of opportunities, Anja struggles with existential problems like hunger and being homeless.

Sein oder nicht sein

Secondary Senior Category: 1st Place
Sein oder nicht sein

Abbotsleigh

This extravagant animation movie shows how dangerous turtle can be! One tragic sabotage chases the other. Nevertheless, the hero of the story keeps embarking in yet another adventure.

The Schools

Abbotsleigh: www.abbotsleigh.nsw.edu.au
Billanook College: www.billanook.vic.edu.au/
Boondall State School: boondallss.eq.edu.au
Clare High School: www.clarehs.sa.edu.au/
Good Shepherd Lutheran: www.gspv.sa.edu.au/
Highvale PS: www.highvaleps.vic.edu.au/
Patterson River Secondary College: www.prsc.vic.edu.au/
Shore School: www.shore.nsw.edu.au
Westminster School: www.westminster.sa.edu.au/Pages/Home.aspx

The Participants

Primary
School Teacher Year Film
Boondall State School Kristina Vlaisa Yr 3-6 Himmel oder Hölle
Good Shepherd Lutheran Tanya Siebert Yr 3-6 Meine Zukunft
Highvale Primary School Helena Salles Yr 5&6 Realität und Wunschdenken

Secondary Junior
School Teacher Year Film
Clare High School Melissa Bond Yr 9 Wie meine Mutter
Patterson River Secondary College Tanya Scott Yr 8&9 Helden
Shore School Roamin Gorge Yr 9 Träume werden wahr

Secondary Senior
School Teacher Year Film
Abbotsleigh Martina Muehlenbernd Yr 10 Sein oder nicht sein
Billanook College Monika Socha Yr 10 So ist das Leben (Such is life)
Westminster School Julia Chukwuani Yr 10 ‘Großwerden‘ ist so komisch wie ein Orange-Einhorn!