“My Vision for Wellbeing in Wyndham” -2021 Short Film Competition


Teams and Individual Secondary school students and anyone resides in Wyndham are invited to submit an original short movie in a form of documentary, fiction, drama, comedy, musical or a play. Films could be animated or live-action. The shortlisted films will be showcased at this year’s Wyndham Learning Festival runs in 2021.

Entry is free and is open to all the residents of Wyndham.

All films must be made specifically for the duration of 3:00 mins to 10:00 mins maximum (Anything under or over this time duration will be disqualified).
This includes the title, songs, closing and opening credits etc.

Films should be in English or can have no dialogue at all.

Kindly ensure that all content in your film (including footage, music, story etc.) is your own. If you include any copyrighted content, you must be able to provide written permission for its use. Entries containing any unauthorised content will be disqualified.

All entries must be submitted online (including uploading of the short film and at least three still images from the film) by 5.00p.m AEST, Wednesday 25th July 2021.

Shortlisted films will be shown as a part of the 2021 Wyndham Learning Festival (time will be announced at later date).


Films will be categorized based on the following

  • Grade (Years 7–9)
  • Grade (Years 10–12)

How to Enter

Description should include

  • Category of the Film (E.g. Bullying, mental health,)
  • Title of the Film
  • Summary explaining its Uniqueness to health in Wyndham
  • Explain why there is a need for this film in our community– how it can be used for the benefit of the Wyndham community.
  • Projects or ideas should be simple and clearly outlined with a reason for the need identified and how the solution will be implemented.
  • While some assistance from parents/teachers is acceptable, the main idea, creativity and work for the entry must be the students alone.

Only one film per individual/team is permitted.

How to Submit and Entry Requirements

All entries are to be submitted online.

You must submit your film through Youtube and provide us with the link.

Note: Please make sure you upload the movie and change the privacy settings to unlisted.

1. Create your original film supporting ‘Wellbeing in Wyndham’

2. Complete the registration form online

3. Upload your short film of between 3-10 minutes in mp4 / DCP format.

4. Upload 3still images from your film.

5. Parent/guardian/teacher consent/photo consent forms completed if the participant is under 18 years of age.

6. Press Submit.

If you have any questions, or are having trouble submitting your entry online, please email VJ on info@youngmindsofwyndham.com.au, we are here to help.


There will be 3 judges from media background who will be short listing the entries and the chosen films will be screened in Village cinemas (Dates will be announced at later stage).

The judges may choose to disqualify a film if they have reason to believe that it does not comply with the entry requirements. Therefore, make sure you have read them thoroughly!

Finalists and Winners

The finalists from both the age categories will be contacted via email and will be awarded on the 31st of August 2021.

Please ensure you submit valid contact details with your entry.

The entrants whose submissions best captured the theme of this year’s contest Well being of Wyndham and are considered the most creative, engaging, solution oriented in content and delivery, will be awarded ‘the Young Filmmaker award of Wyndham” along with few more exciting prizes.

Benefits to the Wyndham community

Participants feel that they have a sense of belonging.

  • Because the contest criteria encourage projects that address local issues, it encourages entrants to believe they can make a difference to their community.
  • People have increased networks and feel supported by family, friends and neighbors
  • Students will extend their network outside the school; teachers involved will be acknowledged by the broader community.
  • The project improves a shared use of community space.
  • Bringing the short-listed film projects out of school and into community spaces where students would increase their sense of connection to Wyndham as “their” place.
  • The project achieves an aspiration of local community members.
  • Adds a community contribution to Wyndham Learning Festival
  • Teachers (and contest coordinator), and Wyndham Council aspire to strengthen the community.
  • Capacity — the competition contributes to achieving that.
  • The project will be a community event which will include support from parents and other
  • community member’s contribution such as volunteers, scientist, teachers etc.
  • Once the judges have finalized their decision, the films will be uploaded on to our social media websites. The whole event will be family friendly and will provide an opportunity for students to take pride in their creativity and encourage them to pursue their dreams.
  • By basing their creative proposals on a need identified in the community, young people are actively engaging in a way that ensures their connection to the Wyndham community.
  • This experience will also enhance better communication skills, teamwork, community engagement and learning of new skills amongst students. This film based inter-school contest will not only enhance creativity and hidden ability in students but will help in promoting a healthy competition between students from different schools and help them to learn and share new ideas and skills from each other through positive networking. More importantly, it is a chance for the community to celebrate some of the wonderful and refreshing ideas that students have to offer.

Links to Secondary School Curriculum

Schools are encouraged to consider this project as a part of student assessment. A letter of participation by the organisers can be presented to support evidence of involvement in the short film competition.

Project Management

This project is being managed by VJ, Mounika, Barani, Dr. Ritesh chugh, Meenatchi sundaram and community members of the local Wyndham area.

Further Information

For further information please contact VJ…