The Star KidsFilmFest Competition

ANYONE CAN ENTER between the ages of 8-13, and entry is FREE!

Are you an aspiring filmmaker? Do you love making films for Youtube or Instagram? We’re looking for short films 60 seconds in duration from young filmmakers, animators and story tellers in the Canterbury region. Create, shoot and edit a film on any device, add your creativity, and you could be in to win some great prizes!

Finalists from each category will be selected by our panel of industry experts. All Finalists’ films will be shown on the big screen and the winners announced in front of a live audience at The Star KidsFilmFest Awards.


Age: You must be between the ages of 8-13 to enter.

LENGTH: Total running time must be no more than 60 seconds in duration.

FORMAT: Your film must be shot on any device such as a phone or tablet. Entries must be submitted in MP4 format.


DRAMA: Live action with or without dialogue

COMEDY: Make the judges laugh!

ANIMATION: Hand drawn cartoons, digital or puppets

EXPLORE: Your interpretation of our theme for KidsFest 2017!

DEADLINE: All submissions must be received by 5pm, Friday 14 July

Come join us to celebrate our Filmmaking Competition in style at The Star KidsFilmFest Awards on Saturday 22 July! Be treated like a Star – walk the red carpet and pose for the papparazzi before attending the screening of the Finalists’ films. Winners will be announced live! Great prizes will be given to all winners, along with a few surprises for all our Finalists and spot prizes for all attendees.

Finalist films and selected entries will have their short films showcased on www.starkiwi,  KidsFest and   FilmCanterbury.

Be sure to:

‘Like’   KidsFest for regular updates and great tips!,   FilmCanterbury for great tips and weekly examples of cool short films made by kids!, and keep an eye on for featured information!