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Catholic Schools Week Film Fest: The school journey through film

During Catholic Schools Week 2018, from 16-21 September, 56 Catholic schools throughout the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn Archdiocese will celebrate their strengths and achievements, and the contribution schools and their people make to local communities.

With technology at their fingertips and an overwhelming passion for the online video medium, the Film Fest provides a wonderful opportunity for young people to get creative and to tell us their school story. This year students and schools are invited to create a video /and or music video celebrating their school in the theme of ‘Discover New Horizons’.

  • Videos need to be submitted to the school Principal who will upload to entry
  • Videos should be no longer than 5 mins duration
  • Unlimited entries per school
  • Prizes will be awarded to ELC, Primary and Secondary categories for both ACT and NSW.
  • Media identities will assist with judging

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There are many free video editing programs available including: (Google these)

  • iMovie
  • WeVideo
  • Movie Maker
  • VideoPad
  • Open Shot


  • VIdeoPad Video Editor is a free download for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7, 8 and 10. It is also available for Mac OS X, iOS, and Android mobile devices. With this software, you can edit your movie and add a music track.
  • VSCD Video Editor is a free download for Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 10. There is also a paid version if you like what you see. Movie export options include formats for PC, iPhone, web, and DVD.
  • Shotcut is free open-source cross-platform software for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. Shortcut exports video in lots of formats including MP4 files and still images in JPG and PNG formats
  • iMovie ships on all new Mac computers and companion apps can be downloaded on iOS mobile devices. iMovie isn’t as user-friendly as most Mac software, but it is full featured and free. It integrates video, still photos and music seamlessly and you can work on your computer and mobile devices.

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