Have Your Filmmaking Skills Judged by Margaret Pomeranz

Are you a student? Do you love movies? Fancy yourself to be a creative type? Well, the My Story My Content short film competition is for you! 

With special guest judge Margaret Pomeranz on board, this is the perfect opportunity to show off your mad skills and supreme creativity. Lights, camera, create!

Follow on after the jump for more!

Film industry icon Margaret Pomeranz to judge the inaugural My Story My Content short film competition – Tertiary Category 

Margaret Pomeranz, co-host of ABC TV’s At the Movies and celebrated film critic, is announced today as judge of the inaugural My Story My Content short film competition (Tertiary Category). 

The My Story My Content short film competition is an opportunity for Australian students at all levels to tell a unique story about themselves, their creativity, and why that is worth protecting, in a short film (no longer than sixty seconds). It is an initiative of the Intellectual Property Awareness Foundation (IPAF) and Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM). 

Designed to celebrate Australian screen creativity, the theme for the competition is ‘Why do I love movies?’ This line, or an adaptation of it, must appear as a spoken line, caption or in some other way within the film, which must be made specifically for this year’s competition. 

Films can be submitted – either by individual students, groups of students, or an entire class – in the three categories of Primary, Secondary & Tertiary (or equivalent). 

Prizes will be awarded to winners and runners-up in each category. First-place prizes include an iPad or choice of camera up to $1000 in value, $500 in cash and a Crumpler bag valued at $185. Additional prizes include DVD packs and hundreds of movie tickets. 

The winners will be announced at the 2013 IPAF ATOM Awards in Melbourne this October and November. 

IPAF’s Executive Director, Lori Flekser said: ‘IPAF is proud to collaborate with ATOM on the first My Story My Content short film competition and we hope it will grow into a significant competition for students at all levels who are interested in filmmaking and concerned about the impact that piracy has on their ability to have a viable career in the film or television industry.’ 

‘We are thrilled that Margaret Pomeranz has agreed to judge the Tertiary category. What an accolade for any aspiring filmmaker to have their short film judged the winner by one of Australia’s most respected film critics.’ 

Entries must be uploaded through the online entry system at http://mystorymycontent.com/entry-system/ by 5pm on Monday 19 August 2013. 

To learn more about My Story My Content, please visit http://mystorymycontent.com.

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