Screen It offers students chance to make their move in movies

Australia’s premiere moving image competition for students is now taking registrations for 2017.

Open to school-aged students around Australia, Screen It fosters the next generation of screen creators across film, animation and video games.

The largest competition of its kind, Screen It entries are guided by an annual theme, which in 2017 is time.

Run by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), has offered their  team of expert educators provide support to students and teachers via online resources and interactive video link-ups throughout the year to get ideas flowing, camera lights glowing and fingertips coding.

ACMI Education Manager Christine Evely encouraged students and teachers to get involved in 2017.

“We are looking forward to viewing and playing what creative and hard-working young people from around Australia come up with for this year’s theme, Time,” Ms Evely said.

“Time can stop, go, pause, and be everlasting. It can be once upon a time, long long ago, one day in the future, or parallel. 

“There are just so many angles and possibilities. We wish everyone who enters the best of luck and know they will gain so much from the process – from initial concept to final completion.  

“We have also created stacks of resources to make the whole process a lot more achievable and satisfying – we are here to help.”

Judged by industry professionals including film and game makers, academics and industry representatives, there are prizes for each category.

At the end of the competition, students, teachers, families and friends are treated to an awards gala at ACMI in Melbourne to celebrate their achievements.

Entry is free and are due by Monday 25 September.

For more information and to register, go to