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Conditions and Regulations

Theme

The Power of Hope

In line with the current cross-curricular campaign “Promoting Positive Values and Attitudes through English Sayings of Wisdom 2021/22”, jointly organised by the English Language Education and the NET Section, the theme “The Power of Hope” engages participants in an exploration of the focus of this year’s campaign, Hope, and how this positive value can be communicated through a short film to encourage optimism, gratitude, proactivity and cherishing what we have.

Categories

Filmit 2022 includes the following categories of competitions:

  1. Fiction

A fiction film is a narrative based on the theme The Power of Hope that involves fictional character(s) facing a situation/challenge/problem and resolving it. A story structure should be clearly developed (i.e. orientation, complication, resolution).

  1. Documentary (Junior Secondary and Senior Secondary Sections only)

A documentary film is an exploration of the theme The Power of Hope by recording real or actual events/information. Evidence of research and sources of information should be included.

  1. One-Minute Film (Secondary only)

The emphasis in this category is on the promotion of Hope and Optimism through a one-minute film. The film can be persuasive or informational, and while film genres such as advertisements and social media posts would be appropriate, other genres may also be suitable. Use your creativity and imagination. 

  1. Poster Design

This category recognises the artistic and creative talents of students in film poster design. Teams submitting films for Filmit 2022 may also enter the poster design competition. The poster design should be based on the submitted film and must include the title of the film and the school name.  It should also relate to the main message in their film.

Conditions of Entry (Primary & Secondary)

Please note: Care must be taken not to include any copyright-protected material in the entry. This includes music soundtracks, clips from other sources and/or published texts.

  • Schools can enter a maximum of five teams and submit a maximum of five entries.

  • There is no cap on the number of students in each team.

  • Each student may contribute to one film entry only.

  • Each entry will be classified as follows:

    1. Primary: P1-P6 students

    2. Junior Secondary: S1-S3 students*

      - Fiction

      - Documentary

    3. Senior Secondary: S4-S6 students*

      - Fiction

      - Documentary

    4. Secondary: S1-S6 students

      - One-minute Film

    5. Primary and Secondary

      - Poster Design Competition

*Please note: If a team’s entry contains both Junior and Senior Secondary students, they will be entered in the Senior Secondary category.

  • Teachers-in-charge must be aware of and comply with the following conditions when submitting their students’ work:

  • Each entry and the following documents must be uploaded to a folder in your own or your school's Google Drive and then shared with the NET Section via a link in this Google Form: https://forms.gle/3L3NKSakDNdewBpj7

- Entry-cum-Pledge Form (School name_Entry Form);

- Use of Images Permission Form (Parents) (School name_Parent Permission Form);

- Use of Images Permission Form (School) (School name_School Permission Form);  

- The video (School name_Video title); and 

- The poster design, if relevant (School name_video title_poster).

  • Paste the web link into the Google Form above when asked.

  • Entries should be in MP4.

  • Entries must be original with the script, voice-over and subtitles created wholly by the students.

  • A title frame and end credits must be added, detailing the name of the school and listing the students involved in the project and their area(s) of responsibility. These frames are to fall outside the time limits.

  • The entry must be edited to no less than 3 and no more than 5 minutes for the fiction and documentary categories and to 1 minute only for the One-minute category (Secondary only). These limits exclude credits and will be enforced.

  • An original soundtrack may be added and acknowledged in the credits, though this is not essential.

  • Film poster design entries should be submitted in the JPEG format and included in the Google Folder along with the entry forms and film and submitted via the Google Form above.

  • The deadline for submission is Friday, 13 May 2022.

  • Teachers are invited to arrange a visit to the EUO and/or a school visit from an EUO Officer to help generate ideas, develop a focus and access resources about the EU. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Please contact Mr William CHENG at 3549 8339 or williamchcheng@edb.gov.hk for further information.

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