Reconciliation SA’s Schools Film Competition

We have extended the due date for the Film Competition, submissions are now due COB 4th June 2021 

Reconciliation South Australia’s Film Competition


We are excited to be holding a Primary and Secondary School competition to celebrate National Reconciliation Week for 2021.


Reconciliation SA encourages ALL students (First Nation and non-First Nation) to work together in producing a film that embraces the theme of Reconciliation week 2021 “More than a word. Reconciliation takes Action”. 


Get creative!


You can submit a fictional story, a documentary, an interview with important people in your school, an animation, you could film yourselves doing a dance, contributing to a group artwork or so much more.

The possibilities are endless – the only rule is to get it on film and submit it using the entry requirements below.

Who is encouraged to enter

Reception to year 12 – teams of First Nation and non-First Nation students working together. 


Theme for the entry must be the 2021 NRW theme of

“More than words – Reconciliation takes action” 


Entry Requirements

Length – 3 to 5 minutes 

Aspect Ratio –  16:9 


  • 2160p: 3840×2160 
  • 1440p: 2560×1440  
  • 1080p: 1920×1080
  • 720p: 1280×720  

 Applicants for this competition will assist their school in undertaking activities that: 

  • Provide opportunities for First Nation and non-First Nation peoples to come together in shared learning opportunities. 
  • Contribute to ongoing positive relationships between First Nation peoples and the education community. 
  • Increase opportunities for First Nations cultural appreciation activities within the learning environment. 
  • Ensuring that First Nation and non-First Nation peoples are involved in the planning, design, and delivery of the multimedia production. 
  • Encourage students to be creative with their multimedia productions for example time lapses, songs, animation, dance.



To be eligible for this funding you must be a South Australian:  

  • Department for Education Primary or Secondary School
  • AISSA Primary or Secondary School 
  • CESA Primary or Secondary School  


Judging Criteria

The panel will judge the film on the following criteria: 

  • Does the film meet entry requirements? 
  • Is there a clear vision and understanding of reconciliation in the film? 
  • Is the film original and creative? 



  • Feature article on Reconciliation SA website on winning team 
  • Schools Wall Mural to the value of $2,000 with a First Nation artist/s and biography piece about artist/s 


Submit your film to our dropbox


The competition closes on Friday 21st May 2021.

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