Screen It 2017: Time to register

Students at the 2016 Screen It Awards at ACMI. Photo by Theresa Harrison

Theme for this year’s student moving image competition is ‘Time’

Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), a world leader in moving image education, has announced that registrations are open for Screen It, Australia’s premiere moving image competition for students. Open to school-aged students around Australia, Screen It fosters the next generation of screen creators across film, animation and video games.

The largest competition of its kind, Screen It entries are guided by an annual theme. And for 2017 it is ‘Time’.

Students are encouraged to expand the limits of their imaginations and showcase their new technical skills through their entry which goes in the running for exhibition at ACMI and some great prizes.

To get ideas flowing, camera lights glowing and fingertips coding, ACMI’s team of expert educators provide support to students and teachers via online resources and interactive video link-ups throughout the year.

ACMI’s Education Manager Christine Evely encourages students and teachers to get involved in 2017.

“We are looking forward to viewing and playing what creative and hard-working young people from around Australia come up with for this year’s theme, Time,” said Christine.

“Time can stop, go, pause, and be everlasting. It can be once upon a time, long long ago, one day in the future, or parallel. There are just so many angles and possibilities. We have also created stacks of resources to make the whole process a lot more achievable and satisfying—we are here to help!”

Judged by industry professionals including film and game makers, academics and industry representatives, there are prizes for each category. At the end of the competition, students, teachers, families and friends are treated to an awards gala at ACMI in Melbourne to celebrate their achievements.

Entry is free and entries are due by Monday, 25 September 2017. For more information and to register, visit

Now in its thirteenth year, Screen It is Australia’s biggest annual student film competition, and is designed to promote rich learning outcomes for screen literacy across Australian primary and secondary school students.

Budding filmmakers, animators and game designers can enter a live action film, animation or videogame. Entries are judged in three age groups: Foundation to Year 4, Years 5 to 8 and Years 9 to 12.

In 2016, Screen It received 587 entries created by 2,521 students representing every Australian state.

More details can be found at


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