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 Mary MacKillop and Padua Colleges’ SAE 1-Day Film Competition

Mary MacKillop College and Padua College are holding their inaugural film competition pitting Year 12 Film, Television and New Media students against each other to win coveted prizes.

Senior students of Film, Television and New Media (FTVNM) at both Mary MacKillop College and Padua College will compete in a 1-day film competition in a challenge orchestrated by FTVNM teachers Mrs Karyn Chapman and Mr Dominic Thurlow and sponsored by SAE Institute Australia.

Mary MacKillop College focuses on authentic learning experiences and it is essential that our young women challenge the barriers that limit their contribution to the technology-based media industry. The establishment of the SAE 1-Day Film Competition will enable our young women to collaborate and work with the young men of Padua College on a level playing field.

The co-educational production teams of 4 or 5 students will design, film and edit a short film and present their work in the same day at an awards ceremony.

The students from both schools have not yet met, but they will collaborate online and share ideas for their short films in advance of the event. In the first hour of the competition, students must prepare a shot list and storyboard for their short films, then film and edit in the next four hours.

The competition aims to develop collaboration skills in preparation for tertiary experiences, and to provide rapid and intense training in the design and production process of FTVNM.

The students are both from single-sex schools so working within a co-educational situation will be a new experience for most of them.

SAE Institute Australia, the world's leading educator in creative media industries, has sponsored the event. Each winner of the groups awarded Best Film, Best Cinematography and Best Editing will receive a full-day course at SAE where the students will focus on script writing to creating the final film product.

The colleges are also very grateful to the other sponsors of the Mary MacKillop College and Padua College 2017 Short Film Competition, which include Outback Steakhouse, Palace Cinemas, Dendy Portside, Videopro, Dragon Image and Burger Urge Nundah.