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Film School


Youth Film Competition

Calling all young film lovers! Ever dreamt of creating your own short film?

Sydney Opera House wants to help you transform your idea into your own original short film! 

Enter the competition for your chance to be mentored by industry professionals, attend film making masterclasses at the Opera House and make your idea into a short film to be premiered at Little Big Shots, an international film festival for kids at the Sydney Opera House. The final films will also be showcased on the Sydney Opera House social media channels. 

Three winners will be selected by a panel of film industry judges, based on merit and originality of their idea. Up to eight runner ups will also be chosen to participate in the filmmaking masterclasses and attend the final film screenings at Little Big Shots

How to enter

  1. Complete the online entry form, including a paragraph summary of your idea and the genre. 
  2. Upload or include a sample of your writing. This can be from a previous project you have worked on.
  3. Your entry form must be completed by a parent or legal guardian.

Entries open 9am on Friday 24 March. Closing date extended to 9am on Monday 10 April. 

Winners announced on Friday 17 April 2017. 

Little Big Shots

Entry Form

Young Film Maker Details

If you are unable to complete the online entry form, submit your entry by email to prior to the competition closing date at 9am on Monday 10 April.

Please note this competition is open to individuals only, aged 12 – 18.
 I agree to the competition terms and conditions.

For full Sydney Opera House Film School competition terms and conditions click here.

 I am available to attend the four film masterclasses on; Monday 24 April, Monday 15 May, Thursday 8 June and Thursday 24 August and the final film screening at Little Big Shots on Sunday 10 September.

Must be completed by a parent or legal guardian 

 I agree to the participation of my child in the Sydney Opera House Film School competition.
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