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    Screen It 2016 Finalists Announced!

    This year we had a record number of over 587 entries created by more than 2,521 filmmakers, animators and game designers across Australia! Thank you to all who entered and congratulations to our finalists.

    Junior (Foundation – Year 4) Animation

    Winner: My Brother’s Bedroom; Table Cape Primary School; Wynyard, TAS

    Finalists:

    The Mystery of the Missing Sock; Mentone Grammar School; Mentone, VIC
    My Brother’s Bedroom; Table Cape Primary School; Wynyard, TAS
    Leaf Detective; Junction Park State School; Annerley, QLD
    The Identity; Preston West Primary School; Preston, VIC

    Junior (Foundation – Year 4) Live Action

    Winner: Amazing Mums; St Anthony’s Primary School; Noble Park, VIC

    Special Mention: The Genie; Cabramatta Public School; Cabramatta, NSW

    Finalists:

    The Mystery of the Missing Bunnies; Wooranna Park Primary School; Dandenong North, VIC
    Amazing Mums; St Anthony’s Primary School; Noble Park, VIC
    Screen It Mystery; Essex Heights Primary School; Mt Waverley, VIC
    Random; Home School; South Murwillumbah, NSW
    The Genie; Cabramatta Public School; Cabramatta, NSW

    Junior (Foundation – Year 4) Videogame

    Encouragement Awards:

    The Mysterious Cannonball; Essex Heights Primary School; Mount Waverley, VIC
    Basketball; Hallett Cove South Primary School; Hallett Cove, SA
    The Mystery of Harold Holt; Mentone Grammar; Mentone, VIC

    Middle (Year 5-8) Animation

    Winner: The Black Hood Strikes; The Essington School; Nightcliff, NT

    Finalists:

    Grandma’s Gift; Table Cape Primary School; Wynyard, TAS
    Escape From the East; Ruby B; Leongatha, VIC
    The Black Hood Strikes; The Essington School; Nightcliff, NT
    Shadow Man; Doreen Primary School; Doreen, VIC
    All Washed Up; Yarraville West Primary School; Yarraville, VIC
    The Mystery of the Thylacine; Yarraville West Primary School; Yarraville, VIC

    Middle (Year 5-8) Live Action

    Winner: A Wilted Flower; Blue Mountains Grammar School; Wentworth Falls, NSW

    Special Mention: The Professor; Ryan & James T (Home School); Berry, NSW

    Finalists:

    A Wilted Flower; Blue Mountains Grammar School; Wentworth Falls, NSW
    The Professor; Ryan and James T (Home School); Berry, NSW
    Dead End; Warracknabeal Secondary College; Warracknabeal, VIC
    Take Two; Gleneagles Secondary College; Endeavour Hills, VIC
    Flashes; Cecilia C; Yarraville, VIC
    Ghosts; Greta L; Subiaco, WA

    Middle (Year 5-8) Videogame

    Winner: Day One; Kingswood Primary School; Dingley Village, VIC

    Special Mention: Mots’ Mansion; Doreen Primary School; Doreen, VIC

    Finalists:

    End of the Line; Stuart C; Aldgate, SA
    Down to Earth; Mosman High School; Mosman, NSW
    Day One; Kingswood Primary School; Dingley Village, VIC
    Mots’ Mansion; Doreen Primary School; Doreen, VIC

    Senior (Year 9-12) Animation

    Winner: The Mysterious Mister E; Tom B; Mansfield, QLD

    Special Mention: The Ballerina; Takin N; Mount Waverley, VIC

    Finalists:

    To Be Free; Canterbury College; Waterford, QLD
    Soap Opera; North Sydney Girls’ High School; Crows Nest, NSW
    The Escape; Alphington Grammar School; Alphington, VIC
    Puddle; Narissa A; Mansfield, QLD
    The Mysterious Mr E; Tom B; Mansfield, QLD
    The Ballerina; Takin N; Doncaster, VIC

    Senior (Year 9-12) Live Action

    Winner: Extrasensory Perception; Tallulah C; Karrinyup, WA

    Special Mention: The Shackles You Cannot See; Robyn F; Karrinyup, WA

    Finalists:

    Mr Sandman; Mentone Girls’ Secondary College; Mentone, VIC
    The Trouble With Time; Mazenod College; Perth, WA
    The Shackles You Cannot See; St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ College; Karrinyup, WA
    Extrasensory Perception; St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ College; Karrinyup, WA
    Hunger; Bialik College; Hawthorn, VIC
    Bumps; Kellyville High School; Kellyville, NSW

    Senior (Year 9-12) Videogame

    Winner: The Adventures of the Lost Treasure; Bailey M; Bialik College; Hawthorn, VIC

    Finalists:

    Dark Hours Forgotten Paths; Mansfield State High School; Mansfield, QLD
    The Adventures of the Lost Treasure; Bialik College; Hawthorn, VIC
    The Chilling Chase; Ursula Frayne Catholic College; Victoria Park, WA
    Out of the Darkness; Endeavour College; Mawson Lakes, SA

    What is Screen It?

    Fancy yourself a filmmaker? Think you can match Shaun Tan in the animation stakes? Want to show off your skills as a videogame developer? Then get ready to enter this year's Screen It competition for your chance to create something amazing and win some awesome prizes!

    Every year, hundreds of students across the nation enter Screen It – ACMI’s epic moving image competition for Primary and Secondary school students. Screen It is designed to educate, encourage and foster the next generation of young moving image makers. It’s fun and, best of all, it’s free!

    Videoconferences and Resources

    To find out more about the theme and entry categories, check out our Screen It videoconferences.

    Download the Screen It Interactive Gateway for a comprehensive guide to the competition.

    Download the Screen It 2016 Theme Kit - Mystery.

    Download the Screen It 2016 Production Resource Kit.

    Entry Categories

    This year entry categories have changed. We have now divided the judging across three age groupings, instead of Primary and Secondary, to make it fairer. You need to be enrolled as a student in one of the years below in 2016 to be eligible.

    Foundation to Year 4

    • Animated Film
    • Live Action Film
    • Videogame

    Year 5 to Year 8

    • Animated Film
    • Live Action Film
    • Videogame

    Year 9 to Year 12

    • Animated Film
    • Live Action Film
    • Videogame
    An overall best school entry is awarded in addition to awards for each primary and secondary category.

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    Screen It 2015 Winners and Finalists

    Congratulations to last year's Screen It Winners and Screen It Finalists! A huge thank you to all who entered.

    Questions?

    Please contact screenit@acmi.net.au.

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