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Conditions and Regulations


Ode to Life: A World of Possibility

In line with the Values Education Curriculum Framework (pilot version) (2021) and the current cross-curricular campaign on “Promoting Positive Values and Attitudes through English Sayings of Wisdom 2022/23”, jointly organised by the English Language Education (ELE) Section and the NET Section, the theme of Filmit 2023 is Ode to Life: A World of Possibility. With this theme in mind, participants are encouraged to create a short film that explores what it means to have a positive outlook on life, to have respect for other cultures and the natural world by cherishing life, showing empathy, or respecting diversity and/or to have a sense of responsibility for the betterment of our community, our society and the world. 

Divisions and Categories

There are two divisions in the Flimit 2023 competition:

- Primary Division
- Secondary Division

In each division of the competition, there are several categories organised by film genres. The categories are as follows.

  1. Fiction (Primary and Secondary Divisions): A Filmit 2023 fiction film is a short narrative based on the theme Ode to Life: A World of Possibility. It involves one or more fictional characters who face a conflict or a problem. The character(s) work to resolve the conflict/problem, and in doing so experience some kind of change. The narrative structure should be clearly developed (e.g. orientation, complication, climax, resolution). Narrative techniques, such as foreshadowing, flashback and flash forward, can also be incorporated. The film must be 3 – 5 minutes in duration.
  1. Documentary (Secondary Division only): A Filmit 2023 documentary film is an informational exploration of the theme Ode to Life: A World of Possibility that involves real or actual events or information. Evidence of research and sources of information should be included. The film must be 3 – 5 minutes in duration.
  1. One-minute Film (Primary and Secondary Divisions): The emphasis in this category is on the promotion of the theme Ode to Life: A World of Possibility through a one-minute film. The film can be persuasive or informational. While film genres such as advertisements and social media posts would be appropriate, other genres may also be suitable. Students should be encouraged to use their creativity and imagination. The film must be no longer than 1 minute in duration.

Poster Design Competition (optional)

Teams in both the Primary and Secondary Divisions that submit an entry for Filmit 2023 may also enter the Poster Design Competition. The poster design should be based on the main message in the submitted film and must include the title of the film and the school name. Teams might consider including names of students playing an acting role on the poster. 

Conditions of Entry (Primary & Secondary Divisions)

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 limit to the number of students in each team.
  • Each student may only contribute to a film entry produced by one team.
  • The entries will be classified as follows:
  1. Primary Division: P1-P6 students
    - Fiction
    - One-minute Film
  2. Secondary Division: S1-S6 students
    - Fiction
    - Documentary
    - One-minute Film
  • Prizes will also be awarded for Best Poster Design in both the Primary and Secondary division of the competition.
  • Teachers-in-charge must comply with the following conditions when submitting their students’ work:
  • All files for each entry must be uploaded to a folder in a Google Drive account (either a personal or school account). Please ensure access right settings is set as "Anyone with the link".
  • The folder shall still be accessible until 31st December 2023. Please contact the organiser at if changes have been made.
  • The Google Drive folder must be shared with the NET Section via the Google Form at Each folder must include the following documents:
    - Use of Images Permission Form (Parents)
    - School Pledge and Use of Images Permission Form (School)
    - The film entry in MP4 format
    - The poster entry in portrait orientation in JPEG or PNG format with a minimum resolution of 150 dpi (optional)
  • The title of each file must contain the school name followed by the name of the file, as follows:
    - School name_Parent Permission Form
    - School name_School Pledge and Permission Form
    - School name__Film title
    - School name__Film title_poster
  • Entries must be original, with the script, voice-over and subtitles, and film footage created wholly by the students.
  • A title frame and end credits must be included, detailing the name of the school and listing the students involved in the project and their roles/area(s) of responsibility.
  • Entries for the Fiction and Documentary categories must be within 3 – 5 minutes, and entries for the One-minute category must be within 1 minute. These limits exclude the title and credits.
  • To avoid using copyright-protected music, teams are encouraged to create original soundtracks and to acknowledge themselves in the credits.
  • The deadline for submission is Monday, 15 May 2023.
  • 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 European Union. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Please contact Ms Ingrid TO at 3549 8313 or  for further information.
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