Written permission must be obtained from each participant, or their caregivers for participants under 16 years. This includes any music or copyrighted content included in the film.
There is no charge to enter the competition, there may be some fees applicable for certain events & labs.
Yes – we encourage young creatives to work together in groups, and draw on each other’s skills and assets. When you submit your film, you will be able to nominate team members.
That’s great! Contact the team to find out more.
TAKE1 will be offering a variety of workshops during May, June and July, both in schools and open to the public (check the Events page for more information), as well as a variety of networking and exposure opportunities through the screenings and presentation evenings.
No - you don’t have to live here, but you do need to show a connection to Mandurah or the region. For example, you might go to school here or have holidayed in Mandurah; or your film was shot here, or is about someone from the area.
Entrants must be aged between 15 and 25 years or fit into one of the following categories: senior high school (years 11 and 12); tertiary (undergraduate/ TAFE); or new professional (post tertiary studies).
Yes - you may enter a film that has been used for an assessment, as long as it was made in the 12 months prior to the TAKE1 closing date.
The film should run for one to five minutes, inclusive of credits.
Awards will be presented in the following categories.*
15-17 Years Old
Mobile - Winner $500 - Highly Commended $250
Pro Level - Winner $750 - Highly Commended $350
Rising Star $200
18-25 Years Old
Mobile - Winner $800 - Highly Commended $400
Pro Level - Winner $1000 - Highly Commended $500
Rising Star $200
*All prize amounts offered in Australian Dollars (AUD)
It is recommended, but not compulsory, to assign a content rating to your submission. If you do not rate your content, the festival organisers will rate it for you for screening purposes.
For more information about choosing a classification, please refer to the Australian Classification Guidelines.
We'll be releasing our Judging Criteria soon. Register for updates to stay in the loop.
Winners will be announced at the showcase screening in late November 2019.
The judging panel will be comprised of key industry leaders and representatives. Check our News and updates page for when we release the judging panel.