Film @ The Arts Unit

Film @ The Arts Unit supports teachers and students to engage in the art of filmmaking. Live and online festivals, showcases, events, and awards celebrate and share students' achievements. Resources to support filmmaking and opportunities are offered throughout the year.

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CApture Film Festival 2023

Expressions of interest are open for the inaugural CApture Film Festival to be held in November 2023. Submitted films from Stage 5 students must be between 3 and 5 minutes in duration, include the signature item ‘window’ and adhere to the guidelines of a G rated film. Films can be submitted by individual students or by a small group of students.

The festival is a showcase supported by the NSW Department of Education’s CApture filmmaking resource, which focuses on developing skills, knowledge and understanding of filmmaking for Stage 5 students across dance, drama, music, photography and digital media and visual design. 

The Arts Unit will host the inaugural CApture student film festival in Term 4 2023, with $30,000 worth of prizes to be won! NSW Department of Education schools can register interest in the festival today!

A supporting CApture teacher guide will also be available soon.

The final submission date for films is Friday 13 October 2023.
The film festival will be held in November 2023.


Film By...

Kindergarten to Year 12

Film By is an initiative of the New South Wales Department of Education. The program includes festivals, workshops and professional learning opportunities in film for teachers and students from all schools in NSW.

Film By exhibits the achievements of film makers from K-12 students at local cinemas as part of a series of festivals across NSW. There is also a premiere event to showcase the most outstanding films from across NSW.  Film By also provides digital access to their resources as well as student and teacher professional learning workshops across the state.


David Todd
Digital Engagement Officer
The Arts Unit
Michelle Dodd
School Arts and Initiatives Coordinator
The Arts Unit
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