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About the Competition

The 2020/21 school year is presenting teachers everywhere with ‘unprecedented’ challenges. This also applies to our competitions. We appreciate our loyal Filmit participants and we would hate to see their hard work and creativity go unrewarded.

Therefore, we are morphing the Filmit 2020 competition, which COVID19 forced everyone to put on hold, into Filmit 2021, continuing with the theme of Diversity: Celebrating a World of Difference. We have tentative dates for deadlines, workshops and ceremonies, and once these are confirmed, we will post them here.

Our aim is for films to be submitted in May 2021 as this will give you plenty of time to restart any work you have already started on this theme or to begin again with fresh ideas. This also means that you and your students will be able to attend the workshops we are hoping to deliver in early next year.

Filmit 2021 has the same categories as Filmit2020 (Fiction, Documentary, One-minute Film and Poster Design). Our partners are continuing their generous support, and we very much hope to hold our exciting Awards Ceremony in early July.

For inspiration, you can access the winning entries from Filmit 2019 at this link:

If you have any questions, please drop us a line at

Together, let’s make Filmit 2021 a positive antidote to COVID19.


The Filmit 2021 competition is organised by the Native-speaking English Teacher (NET) Section, Curriculum Development Institute (CDI), Education Bureau (EDB), in partnership with the European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao (EUO), media partner Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) and Chinese International School (CIS) Film and Media department.



The aims of the Filmit competition are to:

  • develop primary and secondary students’ English language proficiency through a competition which requires them to respond in English;
  • enhance students’ awareness and appreciation of English;
  • give students an opportunity to use English in a creative way involving multimodal technology;
  • promote the use of English language to discuss topics relevant to primary and secondary students;
  • support the learning and teaching of English in all Key Stages; and
  • cultivate in students a sense of global identity, an appreciation of positive values and attitudes and respect for pluralism and tolerance in society.
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