School Program


The Harmony Film Festival was established to promote harmony, respect and understanding through meaningful filmmaking.  Unlike other film festivals, we don’t just run an annual competition; we also hold film camps, outback film schools for Aboriginal communities and educational programs for secondary and tertiary students throughout the year.

As a medium, film is familiar and accessible to young people and can be used not just to entertain, but also to educate and uplift. Getting students involved in making a film fosters creative thinking, planning and teamwork. 

As part of our School Program we offer the following educational opportunities for teachers and students:

  • Annual Film Competition
  • Screenings
  • Workshops
  • Teaching Aids
  • Outback Film Schools


Harmony Film Competition 2013

Our annual film competition is open to all Primary, Junior Secondary and Senior Secondary students. Students can enter individually, in a group or as a class with the approval and assistance of their teacher.

The finalist films will be screened in October 2013 (date and venue yet to be announced).  Trophies will be awarded in categories such as: Best Film and Most Original Concept.  There will also be an “Audience Choice Award”, voted for at the screening.  

Conditions of Entry

All films must be between 2 to 6 minutes in length (including credits).  They should be submitted on high quality Video File or DVD. The theme for the 2013 film competition is "Equality".  This theme can be explored in any genre; however films must not contain any obscene scenes or language and should be for general viewing.

The deadline for entries is 5.00pm Friday September 27th 2013.  No late entries will be accepted.

Further details, application and entry form will be available on this page soon.



We are happy to organize screenings of a selection of Harmony Film Festival entries at your school.  Our short films focuss on themes such as "Reconciliation", “Justice”, “Respect”, “Women”, “Joy”, and “Harmony” and much more. The films' stories are quite diverse in their styles examining different topics from “Compassion”, to “People with Disability”, to "Cooperation", "Cultural Diversity" and “Human Rights” to name a few.  Students and teachers will find these films to be entertaining and inspiring.  They can be used to promote positive discussions on these topics in the classrooms.

We showcase 8 to 10 short films (between 2 to 10 minutes each) and the whole program takes just over an hour.

Visit our gallery for samples of the films and contact us today to find out how you can organise a screening at your school.









In addition to our screenings we can also run workshops for teachers and students at your school.  Our professional, child protection-accredited facilitators cover topics such as “Camera Techniques", "Editing", "Animation", "Storyboard" and "Documentary" amongst others.  We will cater to your school's particular needs so get in touch with us today and let's see how we can be of assistance.




Teaching Aids

Our educational DVDs can also be purchased by teachers or schools to be used as teaching aids in the classrooms.  Please visit our Harmony online shop to place an order.

At the Harmony Film Festival we are committed to offering our services for quality education. Our organisation can be found on the NSW Department of Education and Training's website by clicking on the following links:

Drama Agencies

Visual Arts Agencies