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Student Film Festival 2021: Deadline extended to Thursday 7 October

Do your students have a great story to share through film? Entries for this year’s Student Film Festival have been extended until Thursday 7 October.


The competition celebrates learning across the curriculum through the exciting and dynamic medium of short film.


Through film, students can tell stories, investigate ideas, document learning in any area of study and express the complexity of their thinking through a range of genres and technical approaches.


With the creative use of technology, they can integrate their own personal perspectives into the broader social dimension of their emerging world view, exploring the diverse and challenging issues of our time.


Film submissions are invited from all year levels and can be created either by individual film makers or as collaborative class projects.


There’s also an optional theme, where students create a film referencing our festival theme: Reimagine, Recreate, Renew.


Selected films will be screened in Term 4, with prizes for creative and technical expertise, as well as a People’s Choice award. The films will be judged by a panel from ISV, in conjunction with a representative from the film industry.


The competition is open to all students in all schools, and participants can submit as many films as they like.


Looking for inspiration? Check out the winners from last year’s festival.

What are the age categories?
  • Early Years: Prep–Year 2
  • Junior: Years 3–6
  • Middle: Years 7–10
  • Year 11
  • Year 12
What is the maximum length?

10 minutes

What is the deadline for entries?

Extended until Thursday 7 October 2021


In the production of any short films for this film festival, students should access any musical soundtracks through royalty free sources or create their own original music for use.


If students are using music from other sources, they must provide evidence of permission granted by all writers of music, lyrics, performers and publishers for any recording used.

Technical specifications

For full high definition video submissions:

  • Broadcast standard: NTSC
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • Size: HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
  • Video codec: H264
  • Bitrate: 10Mbps or higher
  • Audio: 44.1kHz/16bit minimum
  • Format: .mp4

Click here to submit your entry.


To submit your video, you will need to paste a link to a file for ISV to download (e.g. Google Drive, Dropbox). Alternatively, you can send your entry via wetransfer.com to artslearningfestival@is.vic.edu.au. This is a free service, for which you don’t need an account.

Any questions?

Contact the Arts Learning Festival team at artslearningfestival@is.vic.edu.au