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Conditions and Regulations

Theme

Diversity: Celebrating A World of Difference

Categories

Filmit 2020 includes the following categories of competitions:

  1. Fiction

A fiction film is a narrative based on a theme that involves fictional character(s) facing a situation/challenge/problem and resolving it.

  1. Documentary

A documentary film is an exploration of a theme that records real or actual events/information

  1. One-Minute Film

This is a new category being piloted in the 2019/20 s.y. A fiction or documentary film that explores a theme and expresses a message using the English language within one minute. (Pilot in 2020)

  1. Poster Design

This is a new category in the 2019/20 s.y. to recognise the artistic and creative talents of students in film poster design. Teams submitting films for Filmit 2020 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 and/or published texts.

  • Schools can submit a maximum of five entries.

  • Each student may contribute to one film entry only.

  • Each entry will be classified as follows:

    • Primary: P1-P6 students

    • Junior Secondary: S1-S3 students*
      Fiction
      Documentary

    • Senior Secondary: S4-S6 students*
      Fiction
      Documentary

    • Secondary: S1-S6 students
      One-minute Film

    • Poster Design Competition

*Please note: If a team entered 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 must be shared with the NET Section via Google Drive. Please create a folder in Google Drive and upload the entry and the following documents to it: (Please save your documents with the file name as shown here)
    1. Entry Form (School name_Entry Form);

    2. Use of Images Permission Form (Parents) (School name_Parent Permission Form);

    3. Use of Images Permission Form (School) (School name_School Permission Form); and

    4. Pledge Form (School name_Pledge Form).

  • Send the web link generated to the following email address:  filmit2020edb@gmail.com  to enable us to download the film.

  • Entries should be in MP4, AVI, WAV or WMV format. MP4 is the preferred format.

  • 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 one 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.

  • For a documentary entry, evidence of research should be included within the language of the narration and subtitles (e.g. ‘according to…’) and sources of information (e.g. facts and figures) must be included at the end of the film outside the time frame.

  • For a fiction entry, a story structure should be clearly developed (orientation, complication, resolution).

  • Film poster design entries should be submitted in the JPEG format along with the entry forms and film.

  • 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 basis. Please contact Mr William CHENG at 3549 8339 or williamchcheng@edb.gov.hk for further information.

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