How does my class make a short film ?
The Lesson plan includes a step by step guide to making a horror short film. The price also unlocks resources and video tutorials to help you.
Does it cost my class to enter?
Yes. Please contact Natalie Richards on 0406 299 432 or firstname.lastname@example.org
When do schools entries close?
Final entries close Friday September 20, 2018. However there are early bird deals throughout the year.
Does my class have to use the stimulus?
Yes. It's there to inspire, for the class to respond to. We're using it as a fun way for students to prepare for the structural format used in NAPLAN. Class groups can work ideas together. Importantly, it doesn't have to be a direct representation of what they read or see. Remember it's their vision inspired by the stimulus wherever that goes.
Does it need to be a horror film?
Simply, yes. Horror film is a genre that aims to create a sense of fear, panic, alarm, disgust or dread for the audience. It can be creepy, thrilling, gory, spooky, scary or even out of this world.
Does my class need to write a screenplay?
Absolutely. The screenplay is judged as part of the entry submission. The aim of Bloodfest is to target Literacy through film making giving teachers and students a creative approach to language conventions, reading and writing.
How long? How short?
5 minutes maximum including credits.
No minimum length.
No minimum length.
How does my class edit their film?
Editing is simplest through iMovie on Apple or for Android platform VidTrim, Magisto or any others you prefer. Again there are tutorials on youtube. If any of your groups are not confident editors, they could submit a one shot film, where there are no cuts or edits. The film continuously goes from the first scene to the final.
Can International students enter?
Yes, we are encouraging international students to enter.
Can my class use subtitles?
Yes, of course.
Does it have to be in English?
Not at all. The screenplay will need an English version though, for the judging panel.
What about animations, documentaries and mockumentaries?
These styles can be entered too.
Can my class submit a film they've made before?
Unfortunately not. This has to be the first time the film is submitted into a public festival, including uploaded online.
Can my class re-cut a previously made film?
Sorry no. It has to be made fresh with a genuine attempt to respond to the stimulus.
Can my class use music from the net?
Yes ONLY if it's royalty free or public domain. The music could be composed by the students, composed by Garageband or made from scratch. Ideally we would like submitters to make their own sound. Record footsteps, fingernails scratching the floor, doors creaking or literally use your voice. There is a prize for best sound. Go for it!
Are there any restrictions for swearing and sexual depictions?
Yes. No swearing is allowed and obviously no explicit sexual depictions. Your judgement is key.
Does my class need written permission from the cast?
Yes. This is necessary. Please download Talent Release Form under the Media Forms for Teachers tab. Every cast member needs a completed form.
Can adults perform in my students' films?
Yes. Any adults will also be required to sign a Talent Release Form. Importantly, the film must remain creatively led by the young people.
How do I know if we've won?
We will contact you via email on 16 October 2017.
Do I need the release forms?
A release form enables the festival to show your work publicly. We need the release forms so you agree that your actors, your film and stills pictures from your film can be shown online, on social media and any other media platforms . This includes our website, any public screenings and promotional materials. All entrants need to complete all release forms.
How is the film judged?
The entry is judged on 3 parts worth up to 10 points each. Interpretation of Stimulus, Screenplay and Film. So you'll get a total score out of 30 points.
Any more questions?
Please email us at email@example.com