FAQs 💌


entries, submissions, permission

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.

Is this a free event?

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There is no charge to enter the competition, there may be some fees applicable for certain events & labs.

Are collaborative projects allowed?

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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.

I’m interested in hosting a workshop or becoming a stakeholder in the competition – who can I contact?

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That’s great! Contact the team to find out more.

What professional development opportunities does TAKE1 offer?

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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.

I’m an educator – how can I support my students who wish to enter the competition?

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Visit our dedicated Educators section in the Resources area.

Do I have to live in Mandurah to enter?

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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.

How old do I have to be to enter?

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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).

Can I enter a film that I have used for a school or university assessment?

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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.

How long should my film be?

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The film should run for one to five minutes, inclusive of credits.

What are the awards?

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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)

How do I decide what classification my film should have?

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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.

What criteria are considered in choosing the winners?

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We’ll be releasing our Judging Criteria soon. Register for updates to stay in the loop.

When will the winners be announced?

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Winners will be announced at the showcase screening in late November 2019.

Who will be judging the entries?

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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.

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