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Little Big Shots: Creative Learning

Australia’s international film festival for young audiences featuring shorts, animations, live action, documentaries, comedy and child-produced films, challenging students to expand their media literacy. 

In the Studio

“Inspires students to explore their own variations on narrative form.”

Bridgette Van Leuven, Head of Program, Children, Families & Creative Learning Sydney Opera House 

NSW Curriculum Links:

Little Big Shots Image: Prudence Upton

Inspire young minds through film 

Little Big Shots is a celebration of movies made for kids, about kids and sometimes even by kids. The festival screens films that inspire discussion of world cultures, different languages, cultural diversity, emotional intelligence and human values.

Featuring the best in local and international children's shorts, animations, documentaries and even child-produced films, this program is sure to inspire young minds through the medium of film.

Presented by Sydney Opera House

NSW Curriculum Links

Primary Curriculum Links:

Subject

Content

 

Stage 2

Stage 3

General capabilities and cross-curriculum priorities

Drama

Appreciating 

DRAS2.4 

DRAS3.4 

Information and communication technology capability 
Critical and creative thinking 
Difference and diversity 
Personal and social capability 

 

Music

Listening 

MUSS2.4

MUS3.4 

Visual Arts

Appreciating 

VAS2.3
VAS2.3 
VAS3.3 
VAS3.4 

Science

Working technologically

ST2–5WT 

ST3–5WT 

 

Secondary Curriculum Links:

Subject

Content

 

Stage 4

Stage 5

General capabilities and cross-curriculum priorities

Drama

Appreciating 

4.3.1
4.3.2
4.3.3  

5.3.1
5.3.2
5.3.3  

Critical and creative thinking 
Personal and social capability 
Ethical understanding 
Information and communication technology capability 

 

Music

Value and appreciate

4.11 

5.11  

Photography and Digital Media

Practice 
Conceptual framework 
Frames Representation 

 

  5.7
5.8
5.9
5.10

English

Think in ways that are imaginative, creative, interpretive and critical 

EN4 –1A
EN4–5C EN4–7D 
EN5–1A 
EN5–5C EN5–7D  

Pre and Post-show Lo-Fi Film Workshop

Come early or stay after your Little Big Shots session to work with our talented artists to make short films around the Sydney Opera House in a 60 minute workshop. Use these techniques back in the classroom. All shot on mobile devices. 

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Your Creative Learning Journey

This live performance program comes with a dedicated Creative Learning Journey, featuring recommended activities for your students and a teacher resource pack. Equipped with our Creative Learning Journey, you’ll embark on a program of experiences designed for deeper learning, including live-streamed classroom workshops and tailor made professional learning.

Download Creative Learning Journey

Ticket and Travel Subsidy

The Sydney Opera House is committed to providing the very best national and international performing arts experiences to NSW students as part of their educational studies.

The Sydney Opera House Arts Assist program provides the full cost of the Creative Learning performance ticket and $5 per student toward travel costs. School applications are assessed according to socioeconomic disadvantage, schools with special needs and individual responses regarding the School Profile and School Community.

The Sydney Opera House thanks and acknowledges our generous Arts Assist donors; The Greatorex Foundation and Sydney Opera House Ladies’ Committee.

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