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NZ On Screen Launches ScreenTest Competition For Secondary School Students

Student competitions and scholarships New Zealand (nationwide)

Posted: 10:49am, 15 Feb 2018
Notice reference #: 1H9hUX

NZ On Screen is launching a new competition for aspiring filmmakers, writers and curators across the country.

ScreenTest is a nationwide competition that gives students the chance to create, curate and critique our screen heritage. The competition is in two parts and both categories have the theme of ‘Coming of Age’.
The first category asks students to curate a collection of New Zealand’s best Coming of Age titles on NZ On Screen and explain why these particular titles best represent the journey from youth to adulthood. 
The collection can include any of the material on NZ On Screen – videos, films, television and web series.
The winning collection will be published on and the winning individual or team will also win an on-set visit to the ‘Shortland Street’ studios in Auckland.
The second category is the filmmaking option, where students are asked to create a short film of three to 10 minutes' duration that represents a Coming of Age story in Aotearoa.
The winning entry will be published on and will also win an on-set experience with a local production.
Students can enter either one or both categories of the competition. 
Both competitions launch on February 12. 
For more information on ScreenTest please visit
If you have any queries please email:

The NZ On Screen Team.

Events summary

New Zealand (nationwide)

14 Feb 2018 – 31 Mar 2018

Further information

Contact: Zara Potts

 (021) 416 706