Welcome to a wonderful display of creativity and storytelling as showcased in The Rocketeers Film Festival. Get yourself a bag of popcorn and a comfortable chair - sit back and enjoy the movies!
On Sunday, 24th October we held the live event on YouTube, celebrating children's creativity from all across Australia. Relive the magic right here!
Across the vast selection of films created, we saw many wonderful performances, moving stories and incredible movies. Our Award Winners were standouts in their categories and included Best Original Screenplay (in-service), Best Actor (in-service), Best Actor (online submissions), Best Film (in-service) and Best Homegrown Film (online submissions). Well done to all Award Winners on a brilliant effort and a deserved prize.
The Best Senior film in SA made by Christopher Trotta, Matthew Trotta, Sienna Clague and Ruby Lee at Paringa Park Primary School. This film also won the award for Best Film.
The Best Senior film in VIC made by Dylan Le Mon. This film also won the award for Best Homegrown Film.
The Best Senior film in QLD made by Jakeb Williams, Ivan Gishkariany-Myles, Tayden Hubner and Jace McNicol at Walloon State School. Ivan Gishkariany-Myles won Best Actor for their performance.
The Best Junior Film in VIC made by Rumaan Gulati. Rumaan also won Best Actor (Homegrown Films) for their performance.
The Best Junior Film in WA made by Emelia Naismith, Ruby Schmidberger, Chloe Sheridan and Iman Magambo at St Brigids College. This film also won the award for Best Original Screenplay.
Over 570 films were created as part of The Rocketeers Film Festival (both in service and online) and, while they were all incredible, these were the winning films in each state, under the Junior and Senior categories.
The Best Junior film in SA made by Leney Van Der Merwe, Madison Samson, Erin Samson and Ancynya Parise at Pembroke School. This film was created in service at Rocketeers.
The Best Senior Film in NSW made by Catalina Tome. This film was created at home as part of our online submissions.
The Best Senior film in WA made by Cadence Moss, Gracie Dunlop, Amelia Njuguna and Haniya Cheema at Southern Grove Primary School. This film was created in service at Rocketeers.
The Best Junior Film in NSW made by Sarah Attokkaran. This film was created at home as part of our online submissions.
The Best Senior Film in NT made by Akshara Naveen Kumar, Ayesha Sattar, Daphne Schutenko and Rachel Schutenko at Parap Primary School. This film was created in service at Rocketeers.
The Best Junior Film in NT made by Zoey Fenwick, Tayla Fenwick and Skyla Orridge at Good Shepherd Lutheran College Howard Springs Campus. This film was created in service at Rocketeers.
The Best Junior Film in QLD made by Axel Shanks, Austin Tolson and Ryley Martin at West Moreton Anglican College. This film was created in service at Rocketeers.
The Best Senior film in ACT made by Mieke DeWinter. This film was created at home as part of our online submissions.
These two films broke the mold and, while they didn’t fit into our award categories, they absolutely deserve a special mention for their wonderful creativity and beautiful storytelling.
This film was a special mention and was made by Lewis Wilkes. This film was created at home as part of our online submissions.
This film was a special mention and was made by Liekny Matilde. This film was created at home as part of our online submissions.
StarTime, the experts in filmmaking, joined us for a massive experience takeover (incursion) where children teamed up with friends to write a script, direct their own movies and act out their characters! Plus, they got the chance to include special effects with the use of green screen in their films!
Many children couldn't be with us in service due to ongoing COVID restrictions, so we teamed up with our partners StarTime to ensure that every child could participate. Featuring 2 live sessions and a 6-part on-demand series – we covered writing to filming, editing to special effects and everything in-between!
Every film created by children, both in-service and online, were independently reviewed. Our winning filmmakers were featured in The Rocketeers Film Festival online premiere and each won prizes!
A big thank you to our key partners, without whom this would not have been possible. It has been an incredible journey, guiding over two thousand children's learning around all aspects of filmmaking and seeing the wonderful stories that have emerged.