Great Prizes on Offer for NZ on Screen's Secondary Schools' Film Competition

Student competitions and scholarships New Zealand (nationwide)

Posted: 06 August 2018
Notice reference #: 1H9jqw

NZ On Screen is reminding aspiring young secondary school filmmakers to start planning for their ScreenTest entries.

ScreenTest is a nationwide competition that gives students the chance to create their very own piece of screen heritage.

Secondary school students are invited to make or animate a short film that includes a ‘Coming of Age’ element – that in some way represents a journey from youth to adulthood in Aotearoa.

The idea of ‘Coming of Age’ can be interpreted in many ways but is marked by gaining maturity or learning something significant – intellectually, emotionally or sexually.  Perhaps it could be a first experience of love, death, prejudice or rejection or possibly a moment of self-discovery where the world takes on a new view.

The short-listed films will be judged by The Breaker Upperer’s Jackie van Beek and the creators will win a set visit to a Warner Brothers International Television Production New Zealand working set. Warner Bros. is a leading producer of television in New Zealand and their productions include:  the new black comedy Fresh Eggs; Survivor NZ; The Block; All or Nothing NZ All Blacks and First Dates.

The winning film will also be published on  – the online showcase of NZ television, film, music video and web series.

 Students have until Friday 2 November to submit their entries.

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Events summary

New Zealand (nationwide)

03 August 2018 – 23 September 2018

Further information

Contact: Zara Potts

 (021) 416 706