Science on the Silver Screen - Uni Shorts Film Competition

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For many secondary students Science is thought to be found only in the classroom or on school trips to the mangroves. The Uni Shorts competition changes that and adds a creative dimension enabling students to exhibit their knowledge on the big screen.

Unitec in conjunction with the Uni Shorts International Student Film Festival invites New Zealand secondary school students to enter the Unitec Climate Change Short Film Competition.

The challenge to secondary students is to make a short film demonstrating their thoughts on how Climate Change is changing the world. The winner will receive a domestic tuition fees scholarship towards the first year of study in Unitec’s Bachelor of Applied Science majoring in Science Communication.

Uni Shorts International Student Film Festival is a forum for emerging filmmakers and screening of new student film works. The festival attracts student made film entries from New Zealand and overseas, is the biggest tertiary student film festival of its type in Australasia and has been hosted by Unitec’s Department of Performing and Screen Arts in Auckland since its inception in 2012.

The mission of Uni Shorts is to present and celebrate the excellence, diversity and potential in student made films to the wider community; provide a forum for student filmmakers, media teachers and tertiary teachers to discuss and network so as to foster, inspire and mentor the continued development of and professional career opportunities for student filmmakers.

Entry into the competition is free with the next submission deadline Friday June 17, 2016.


Learn more about the competition and how to enter.

Find out more about the Bachelor in Applied Science Majoring in Science Communications.