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School Shorts 2024

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School Shorts 2024  Ara Institute of Canterbury

The School Shorts Screen Competition showcases the best film-making talents of South Island secondary school students.


Ever wanted to see your film on the big screen? Here's your chance.

What you need to know:

  • You can choose any genre, from drama to documentary, music video to TV commercial or movie trailer
  • Your entry must be no longer than 10 minutes, including the credits
  • The emphasis is on the story, rather than on technical elements, but quality production is encouraged
  • You need to submit your entry via your teacher
  • Entries close 30 September
  • The judges will decide the finalists
  • The finalists will be screened at the School Shorts Competition screening on Sunday 3 November 2024 at Reading Cinemas – The Palms
  • Prizes will be awarded in a number of craft categories and there will be a Supreme Winner announced on the night
  • The event’s primary sponsor is the New Zealand Broadcasting School at Ara Institute of Canterbury. The competition is also supported by a group of secondary media teacher representatives

Teachers, submit student entries  - CLICK HERE.

Tickets are free, but priority will be given to schools with entries in the final. The final programme will be approximately two hours in length