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About Screen It

What is Screen It?

Screen It is Australia's largest and longest running national moving image competition for students from Foundation to Year 12. Students are encouraged to challenge the limits of their imaginations and enter a film, animation or videogame. Screen it is free to enter.

Entries open NOW!

Entries close Wednesday 25 September 2019

Who can enter?

Students can enter individually, as a team or as part of a class or school entry in the following age groups:

• Foundation – Year 4

• Year 5 – Year 8

• Year 9 – Year 12

Your Screen It entry should respond to the 2019 theme which is - LISTEN.

Award categories include:

• Best Animated Film

• Best Live Action Film

• Best Videogame

• Best Inclusive Team Entry

• Special Mentions and Encouragement awards

Screen It offers winners industry recognition, ongoing exhibition opportunities and great prizes including professional HD cameras, microphones, animation software, videogame consoles and more.

Finished making and ready to enter?

You have finished creating your Screen It masterpiece and are ready to submit it? Download the How to Enter guide below to get started - please follow the instructions there carefully. The link to the Online Entry Form is in the How to Enter guide.

Grab the Production Information Template (also below) and fill it out to speed up completing the Online Entry Form.

And if you are entering the Best Inclusive Team category make sure you complete and upload the Inclusion Planner to the Online Entry Form.

Just getting started?

Here are some ways to get the ball rolling on your project:

The Screen It resources page includes activities to help explore the theme of Listen and a production resource to help you plan and produce your short film, animation or videogame.

Join our free videoconferences throughout the year. Our Masterclass series provides opportunities to dive deeper into production processes.

Check out winners from previous years as inspiration. You can watch and play short films, animations and videogames.

Get updates straight to your inbox. Sign up to our Screen It newsletter for tips and resources around our theme Listen.

Stay connected. Follow ACMI Education on Facebook for regular updates.

Download our Media Kit and run your own marketing campaign. Print the Screen It 2019 poster to hang at school, use our pictures in your e-news or social media posts! 

About our new award: Best Inclusive Team Entry

In 2019 we are presenting a ‘Best Inclusive Team Entry’ award, celebrating diversity and encouraging schools to find inclusive ways to support and harness the talents of all students as part of Screen It. Check out our top five tips video and be sure to use the Screen It Inclusion Planner. 

Help & inspiration

Screen It resources

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Screen It 2018 Winners

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