Calling all young film makers

Inspired by the latest clip on your socials? Love how imagery can tell a story? Why not showcase your creativity by entering a short film in the sixth annual Synthesis Film Festival?

The Film Festival runs as part of St Stephen’s School’s Synthesis Arts, Design and Technologies Exhibition, which has become a stalwart on local creatives’ calendars. Following the popularity of the showcase in recent years, for the first time, the School has opened entries up to Secondary students from around Western Australia to be part of the creative process.

“The theme for this year’s Exhibition and Film Festival is Resurgence,” St Stephen’s School Duncraig Head of the Arts Pippa Travaglione said.

“After the few years we have had surrounding the state of the world and the global pandemic, we thought it would be a great way for people to demonstrate their thoughts, feelings and opinions through art and film,” Mrs Travaglione said.

Entries are now open. Submissions for the Film Festival are free and are open to students (Year 7 - 12) who attend Secondary School in WA. Entries must be audio-visual productions no more than five minutes in length with an extra 20 seconds allowed for titles and credits. If the genre or intention of the film is not clear, students may provide a written rationale (no more than 200 words) to accompany the film. Prizes are also up for grabs. Find more information about entries at

The Festival will screen on Thursday October 21, 2021 at St Stephen’s School's Duncraig Theatre. Winners must be able to attend the Festival to claim their prize. Screening will commence at 7pm sharp. To book tickets to attend the evening, go to

“Visitors are also encouraged to enjoy all of the colours, textures and creativity on display from the next generation of artistic talent in the Theatre Foyer,” Mrs Travaglione said.

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