Origami by Calvin Varani


This is a high school film competition open to all residents of Australia and New Zealand. This is a film festival for students by students. The incredible talent of young film makers across the country, ensures the yearly event is of a high calibre and not to be missed.

Here's a look at last years winning videos >


What is the time restraint on entries?
There is no time restraint. We don't want to curb your creativity with such trivial details, whether its two minutes long or feature length, we want to see it.

What are the rules on using music made by other people?
Ultimately we would love you to use original music (there are actually awards specifically for this). However, we know in some circumstances this is not possible. In such cases we ask you to use royalty free music or get permission from the recording company. More information on this can be found at aria.com.

What happens if I mail my entry before the due date but it doesn't arrive until after the due date?
As long as your entry is postmarked by the due date, your entry will be accepted with no problems.

Is there a theme?
No! We want anything and this allows it to be open to all schools across Australia. We don't want to limit your ideas and creativity in any way.

What are the categories?
At this stage our categories are split by age and medium.

  • Live film (Junior/Senior)
  • Animation (Junior/Senior)
  • Documentary
  • Experimental
  • Music Video
  • Commercial/ Trailer
  • Interactive Media

Can you enter more than once?
Yes, you can enter as many times as you would like, however you need to pay the entry fee for each new film submitted. If you submit a single film in more than one category, you only pay the fee once; however will only be recognised in one category.

How do I use QKR?
There is a 'How To Guide' on our website that you can download. You can also check out this vimeo.

What happens if I can't upload my film on the website?
There is an option to download a hard copy of the entry form and mail your film on a USB to our address at PO Box 4837, Sunshine Coast MC, QLD 4650.

How do I know I am eligible to enter?
If you are currently enrolled in year 7 - 12 at any Australian or New Zealand Secondary School you are qualified to enter.

The Event

Saturday 7th October, 2017

Birch, Carroll and Coyle Cinemas

Sunshine Plaza
154-164 Horton Parade
Maroochydore QLD 4558

Screening of finalists

5 PM
Awards presentation

Tickets on Sale - 1st September

Available from www.trybooking.com or at the door.