Short Film Festival

Working in groups of 3, students are to create a 2-4 minute audiovisual and/or video or sequence; for example, a short narrative, documentary, experimental film, or music video clip. Each group will be given an item/object in which MUST be included in their finished product.

The Media Studies FILM FESTIVAL/MAJOR ASSESSMENT TASK will run over the course of approximately 8
weeks consisting of three phases: preproduction, production and post-production (evaluation).

  • Week ONE to FOUR – PREPRODUCTION PHASE: The first phase will include brainstorming and developing ideas for your major production. Students will demonstrate a range of media skills and will be encouraged to apply these ideas in a folio/design plan to be presented at the conclusion of this task.
  • Week FOUR to SEVEN – PRODUCTION PHASE: Students will produce a media product for an identied audience from the media production design plan explored in the preproduction phase.
  • Week EIGHT – POST-PRODUCTION PHASE: Students will publish, distribute and market the Short Movie.


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Three prizes/awards will be announced at the conclusion of the Film Festival.The categories are:

  • Best Picture – group prize

  • Best Actor – individual prize

  • Best Use of Signature Item – group prize

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Resources:

Theory Kid – 2012 Submission


In semester one, 2012, there were six groups that submitted short films for the Media Short Film Festival.  In was pleasing to see such great results from films that were constructed in such a short period of time. For a lot of students, it was the first time handling camera equipment and editing it using Adobe Premier Pro – a complex video editing program.

This entry comes from H Diamond, M Dyer and J Licata – entitled ‘Theory Kid’. These boys did a fantastic job producing a music video clip from an original rap song.

Pre-production Software


Celtx is the world’s first all in one pre-production system. It replaces ‘paper & binder’ with a digital approach that’s more complete, simpler to work with, and easier to share.


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