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Student Film Festival 2022: Entries closing soon

Do your students have a great story to share? Get in quick as entries for ISV’s Student Film Festival close on Friday 26 August.


ISV’s Student Film Festival 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 all schools. Entries can be created either by individual film makers or as collaborative class projects, and participants can submit as many films as they like.


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.


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?

Entries close on Friday 26 August.


People’s Choice voting will commence on Wednesday 5 October. Winners in all categories will be announced on Wednesday 9 November.


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