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Linguafest 2023 Trailer

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a short film competition


The 2024 theme is "ADVENTURE" and the signature item is "A FRYPAN"


NEW IN 2024 - We welcome entries from K-6 in our new 'Primary' category.


Following the format of the Tropfest competition, students are asked to create and submit a short film based on the theme chosen by the MLTANSW. Somewhere in the film, students need to have an item (specified each year). 

The teacher/school submitting the film MUST be a CURRENT (financial) member of the MLTANSW.

The judges' decision will be final. It is suggested schools make copies of their film.

For any enquiries or questions, please email: Linguafest Convenor:


Entries close: Friday 20 September 2024

Virtual screening and Awards Presentation will be Friday 22 November 2024.


Young Girl Playing Computer Games

Films must be:

  • formatted as an AVI or MP4 – NOT MOV (please check)

  • no more than 2 minutes in length

  • be in the target language/s.

  • have English subtitles  to enhance the audience’s enjoyment


Guidelines for Primary submissions:

1. Schools may submit 1 Stage 3 film AND 1 lower Primary film (in the same language).

2. Submissions can come from mixed classes and grades. Up to 2 mixed class film submissions in the same language.


Please note:

  • Schools may submit a maximum of ONE film per Stage per language in the competition.

  • all music used MUST be copyright-free or, you MUST get permission to use from the artist.

Marking Criteria

Judge's Table
  • Creativity and interpretation of the theme, storyline, characters etc

  • Film quality (editing, sound etc) 

  • Language accuracy (including grammar, pronunciation, fluency)



$300 will be awarded to each winning film in (Primary, Stage 4 and Stage 5).

Certificates will also be awarded for the Best Concept, Best Drama, Best Comedy, Best Plurilingual film,  Best Editing, Best Animation, highly commended as well as others.

Submission Instructions

Computer Store

Closing Date: Friday 20 September 2024. Please share the file via Google Drive.

Finalist films will be screened online on the 22 November 2024.

  1. Ensure all students and parents have completed and returned Permission Forms to you (please retain).

  2. Complete the entry form here - coming soon

  3. Submit your film by sharing the file via Google Drive to the address:

  4. Please DO NOT email file attachments – we ask that you SHARE the file.

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