CApture Film Festival

Years 9, 10 and 11

CApture Film Festival is a celebration of creativity and inspiration designed to spotlight students' remarkable talents in Years 9, 10 and 11. Our festival is not just about showcasing films; it's about nurturing the future of storytelling through the power of the lens.



CApture 2024 applications open!

The Arts Unit will host the CApture student film festival in Term 4 2024!

The signature item for the 2024 festival is 'box.'

Applications are open! The final submission date for films is Friday 27 September 2024. The film festival will be held in November 2024.

Check the guidelines on How to enter and apply now!


CApture 2023 digital showcase available

Enjoy the 2023 CApture festival films in the 2023 CApture digital showcase.

About the CApture Film Festival

CApture Film Festival is a showcase supported by the NSW Department of Education’s CApture filmmaking resource. The interactive resource supports students to produce their own short films as they are guided by interviews from award-winning industry experts, real-world short film examples and engaging activities.

Submitted films from Years 9, 10 and 11 students are between 3 and 5 minutes in duration, include the signature item ‘window' and adhere to the guidelines of a PG-rated film.

The inaugural CApture Film Festival took place at Hoyts Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park on Tuesday 14 November at 7 pm. Senior departmental officers, sponsors and the creators of the CApture filmmaking resource were present for this remarkable occasion.

Congratulations to our CApture 2023 winners!

Reveal the winners

Winner – Delirium – North Sydney Girls High School
Runner up – Terracotta Friends – Winmalee High School
Highly commended – The Libretto – Cherrybrook Technology High School

People’s choice – Shut Out – North Sydney Girls High School




Films featured in the digital showcase

CApture festival films will be showcased in a digital display from mid-December to enjoy again!

School Film
Chatswood High School Late for School
Newtown High School of the Performing Arts Mocha Madness
North Sydney Girls High School Shut Out
Cherrybrook Technology High School The Libretto
Sydney Girls High School Girl/Friend
Lindfield Learning Village Brunch
Ryde Secondary College Elizabeth's Headphones
Tempe High School Amateur Interrogation
Newtown High School of the Performing Arts Look Up
North Sydney Girls High School Delirium
Cherrybrook Technology High School Clear Mind
Marsden High School The New Kid
Winmalee High School Terracotta Friends