COVID-19 UPDATE: Entries from home-schooled students will be accepted. At this stage, no further changes have been made to the competition.
Following the success of 2019’s ScreenTest competition, NZ On Screen is once again asking young filmmakers to start thinking about this year’s entries.
ScreenTest is a nationwide competition that gives students the chance to create their very own piece of screen heritage.
Secondary and intermediate school students are invited to make or animate a short film of no more than 10 minutes, on the theme of 'Justice'.
Justice can incorporate many things, including traditional tales of right and wrong, crime and punishment, a social justice theme or even injustice, either perceived or real (such as being grounded on a Friday night!). Students are free to interpret their own ideas of justice in their short film.
It could, for example, be as simple as the perceived injustice of school rules or bigger issues such as historic injustices or even the idea of karma.
The scope can be as vast as your imagination.
There are many great films that touch upon the subject including To Kill a Mockingbird; The Fugitive; The Shawshank Redemption and more recently, The Hate U Give.
The short-listed entries will be judged by a guest judge. In addition to great prizes for the winning entrants, the winning film will appear on the NZ On Screen website with associated publicity and media coverage.
The short-listed entries will be judged by a guest judge. In addition to great prizes for the winning entrant, the winning film will appear on the NZ On Screen website, with associated publicity and media coverage.
The prize for the winning entry is a visit to the Weta Group of Companies: comprising visits to Park Road Post Production, Weta Workshop and Weta Digital – with lunch! It’s a hive of creativity.
|Entries open||10 February 2020|
|Entries close||30 October 2020|
|Winner announced||2 December 2020|
|Prize taken||February–April 2021|
This will open the entry form in a new window. After entering some details you can upload your film.
Please upload your film as one video file. Preferably as an MP4 file encoded with H.264 at full HD resolution (1920x1080). YouTube's encoding settings are a good guide.
If you have any questions, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 021 416 706.
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