who will make the final cut?
Introducing the finalists in our national film making competition for school-aged students.
This year we received 145 registrations for Screen It, from every State and Territory, with a total of 240 entries from primary and secondary school students across three categories.
Open to school kids from around the nation, entrants submitted work into one of three categories - live action film, computer game or animation, in either the primary or secondary school sections of the competition, responding to the theme of 'Australian Identity'.
The most popular category by far was Animation and it was the primary school students leading the way, demonstrating their fearless ability to harness the latest technology to create films. Go primary kids!
Across the competition young Aussies showed the ability to explore complex and thought-provoking issues with visual storytelling.
The finalists were chosen by a panel of industry experts and there are loads of prizes they go in the running to scoop up when the winners are announced next Tuesday 11 November. Winners will be presented with their awards at ACMI on Monday 27 November.
For these finalists the hard work has already paid off as their work will be exhibited alongside film greats as part of ACMIs resource collection (opening in mid-2009) and for all to see on the ACMI and Leader Newspapers websites.
Stay tuned for the winners announcement next Tuesday and news of the 2009 Screen It competition.
For the full list of finalists, click here. Media click here.
Published Thursday, 6 November 2008