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…

Zusammen sind wir stark

Primary Category: 1st Place
Zusammen sind wir stark!

Bayswater South Primary School

Germany, 3017: the country is separated into a green nature zone and a grey technique zone. In the midst of this dystopian world, a family seeks to reunite by overcoming the border between green and grey.

Zombie Apokalypse

Primary Category: 1st Place
Zombie Apokalypse

Lutheran School Wagga Wagga

In Germany 3017 the zombie apocalypse prevails. Will humanity survive?

Der Zauberhafter Handkreisl

Secondary Junior Category: 1st Place
Der Zauberhafter Handkreisl

St Peters College

Two students who love their fidget spinners are convinced to buy another fidget spinner, a magic one, from a mysterious stranger. The new fidget spinner transports them to Munich in the year 3017, where they discover that the modern devices of our era are now museum pieces.

Der Wurst-Albtraum

Secondary Category: 1st Place
Der Wurst-Albtraum

McKinnon Secondary

This year’s winner in the “Middle and Later Years” category takes a humorous look into the future: in 3017, Germany has banned all sausages. Everybody is forced to live vegan and illegal meat businesses are controlling the black market.

Der Besucher

Secondary Junior Category: 1st Place
Träume werden wahr

International Grammar School

A class recieves a visit from the future. The visitor tells them stories about the world in 3017, an appalling world.

Zurück in diese Zukunft?

Secondary Senior Category: 1st Place
Zurück in diese Zukunft?

Rossmoyne Senior High School

Zurück in diese Zukunft is about the scientist Elbert Ainstein, who invents a time machine and travels to the year 3017.  The future that he discovers there is terrible and is shaped by destruction, because the human race has treated the environment so badly. 

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.

Willkommen im Jahr 3017

Secondary Senior Category: 1st Place
Willkommen im Jahr 3017

Pymble Ladies' College

A well drawn clip, which shows the experiences of a todays-girl in the future.

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!