Showquest Presents OnScreen

Projects and programmes New Zealand (nationwide)

Posted: 17 November 2020
Notice reference #: 1HAEX1

Showquest presents OnScreen. OnScreen is a short film competition open to all high school students around Aotearoa - it's brand new for 2021! 

OnScreen is supported by the Ministry of Education & ZM. 

OnScreen is all about building confidence and developing the creatives of tomorrow.

Entry crew numbers are a maximum of 30 with no minimum number. Entrants must all attend the same school and all entries must have a student director.

Each film must be no more than 5 minutes in length and must follow one of the below film briefs -

  • Truth is stranger than fiction (Take inspiration from a true story)
  • 50 years from now… (Show us the future as you imagine it)
  • “We shouldn’t be here” (Who said that? And why?)
  • Anything but humans (Animation, masks, makeup, animal actors … you decide)

Let your imagination run wild with location filming, original soundtrack, editing, costume, makeup and much more! 

OnScreen has an entry cost of $30 per entry, which covers the entire crew of 1–30 (including cast and technical crew). This entry free enables us to run free-to-access masterclasses with industry experts, provide entrants with industry expert judges, create mentoring opportunities and create a digital showcase for friends and whānau.

Registrations close 30 July 2021. 


Please touch base with us at if you have any questions at all!

Events summary

New Zealand (nationwide)

28 October 2020 – 30 September 2021

Further information

Contact: Lucy Wymer

 (09) 845 1557