2015 MY STORY MY CONTENT SHORT FILM COMPETITION – CALLING FOR ENTRIES
CREATE A 60-SECOND FILM AND WIN
After two successful years, IP Awareness and Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) are proud to present the 2015 My Story My Content Short Film Competition.
The 2014 competition attracted hundreds of innovative, ambitious and creative submissions from students all over Australia.
ATOM Chairperson Roger Dunscombe said:
My Story My Content is an excellent opportunity for the future generation of filmmakers from schools across Australia and New Zealand to make short films that will raise awareness and help foster a vibrant screen industry. There are fantastic prizes on offer!
To enter My Story My Content, students must create a 60-second short film and submit it into one of the following two categories:
Entries must be based on this year’s theme: ‘Movies Matter’. Your film must be about how or why movies matter and include a reference to film piracy or its impact.
IP Awareness Executive Director Lori Flekser said:
We know good digital citizenship is increasingly relevant to our politicians, business leaders and educators. With new copyright legislation currently underway, it is imperative to bring this issue into the classroom. Our research shows that respecting copyright online and maintaining cybersafety are interlinked – accessing film and television via piracy websites poses dangers such as exposure to unregulated, high-risk advertising, malware, scams and viruses.
Creating a short film involves not just ideas, but time and skill to execute the film’s production. We believe that there is no better way for students to learn about the value of content than by making their own short film.
The new-look 2015 My Story My Content website includes the competition rules, online entry system, additional information for teachers, plus all thirty finalists’ films from 2014.
MY STORY MY CONTENT TEACHING RESOURCE
To add further value for educators, IP Awareness is developing a free online teaching resource for My Story My Content, with clear curriculum links.
It presents a hands-on approach to making a short film and encourages students to value content from the perspective of a creator as well as appreciate their own role as citizens whose behaviour makes a difference. The unit includes:
This resource has been developed for primary years 3–6 and secondary years 7–10, and will be available for download at mystorymycontent.com soon.
To learn more about My Story My Content,
Entries close at midday AEST, Monday 10 August 2015.
IP Awareness promotes screen copyright by conducting research, creating consumer awareness campaigns and producing educational programs and resources for Australian primary and secondary schools. Almost 50,000 Australians depend on the film and television industry for their livelihoods, including those in production, distribution, exhibition and retail.
Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) is an independent, not-for-profit, professional association that has been promoting the study of media and screen literacy for nearly fifty years. The membership of ATOM includes teachers and lecturers from across all subject disciplines at all levels of education. The membership also includes media-industry personnel, a range of media and education organisations and, increasingly, the general public interested in the media.
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