Winning and shortlisted entries from Victorian students who entered the Multicultural Film Festival's Young Film Makers category are now available to view online.
Teachers are encouraged to enjoy the films with students as part of their intercultural capability learning, to generate discussion in the classroom about cultural diversity and the power of sharing stories, perspectives and experiences.
The Multicultural Film Festival competition invited students to produce and submit a short film exploring cultural diversity and multiculturalism.
Our Learning and Teaching Division Executive Director, Nick Beckingsale, announced the winning entries at an online event hosted by the Victorian Multicultural Commission in August.
Nick said the films covered a range of inspiring and thought-provoking topics, showing the unique capacity of film to connect audiences to different points of view.
'The young filmmakers in this year's event have created some truly powerful and inspiring films,' Nick said.
'We encourage you to watch and share some or all of these inspiring films with your students to help spark discussion in the classroom and create a greater understanding of different cultures and journeys.'
The films are from Victorian government, Catholic and Independent schools as well as individuals.
View the films at Multicultural Film Festival 2021 — Schools.
Young Film Makers category — winning and shortlisted films
Prep to Grade 3
My Family's Bosnian Heritage and Culture — by Selma, Al-Taqwa College
A Multicultural Exchange — Al-Taqwa College
Interview with Mum and Dad — by Benja (individual submission)
Grade 4 to 6
Double Double Culture — by Hope Class, Sacred Heart Primary School, Fitzroy
Let it Grow — by Flourish Class, Sacred Heart Primary School, Fitzroy
Finding Home — by Isla (individual submission)
Why? — by Elliot (individual submission)
Year 7 to 10
The Feast - Hume Central Secondary College.
Find out more
For more information about the competition, refer to the Multicultural Film Festival - Schools web page on the Victorian Multicultural Commission website.