Thursday, 10 March 2016

Screen It - ACMI's National Moving Image Competition For School Students

Contact: Tania Lentini, Australian Centre for the Moving Image
p: 61 3 8663 2456   e:

Date: All year          RSVP: 19 September 2016
Location: National

Intended Audience: Primary and Secondary School Teachers & Students, Home Schooling

Screen It is ACMI's free, annual moving image competition for all Australian school age students.

In 2016 students are inspired to create a Live Action film, Animation or Videogame in response to the theme of "Mystery".

Along with imaginative detective tales, we look forward to creative entries exploring or documenting STEAMing hot scientific mysteries, medical marvels, engineering conundrums, mathematical puzzles and visual tricks deceiving the brain and the eye.

ACMI accepts entries via a school or independently, and from individuals or teams. Entries will be judged in three age groups: Foundation to Year 4, Years 5 to 8 and Years 9 to 12.

In 2015 Screen it attracted a record 502 entries, comprising 1,916 students from across Australia.

Winners are preserved in moving image history through exhibition in the Australian Mediatheque where ACMI visitors can view them on demand, ACMI's permanent Screen Worlds exhibition, and online in Generator, ACMI's creative resource studio space.

ACMI provides a suite of curriculum-focused resources including a comprehensive Education Kit, Live Videoconferences, Interactive Gateway, and our online creative tool Generator, to support students and teachers through the production process.

Rubrics provide guidance to help students create their best work ever! In addition, teachers sending school entries can elect to receive feedback to support students' future creative endeavours. Feedback from teachers demonstrates the classroom value of these resources.

Entry is free and students go into the running for fabulous prizes as well as the exciting opportunity to attend the Screen It Awards Gala. Once again, Bajo and Hex from ABC's Good Game will host the event, delighting guests with photo opportunities at the after party.  Attachment

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