Film Festival Deaf and Hard of Hearing Aussie Teens

Film Festival Deaf and Hard of Hearing Aussie Teens 2018-04-10T13:30:14+00:00

What is it?

The Hear For You Film Festival is an opportunity for any deaf/hard of hearing secondary school student to script, shoot, and edit a film for entry into a nationwide competition.

Winners will be judged in the following four categories:

  • Best Film
  • Best Director
  • Best Screenplay
  • Judges’ Award

The 2018 event is supported by Australian Hearing who have selected the theme (drum roll)  –  Love @…

The winners will be announced at the National Film Festival in Sydney on 13 August 2018 at the Golden Age Cinema. Two films will be selected by Australian Hearing for display on their screens in clinics around Australia and on their social media. All winning films will be displayed on Hear For You social media after the 13th August 2018.

Competition aside, we encourage everyone to have a go!

Scroll down for more information, rules, workshop dates and venues and much more!


  • You must be enrolled in a Secondary School in Australia
  • You must also either be an actor, director or producer of the film. We will be strictly enforcing this rules
  • Entered films must be based around, include the, or mention the, official Film Festival THEME
  • Films are to be no longer than 5 minutes in length (including opening titles and credits)
  • Films must be of “PG – Parental Guidance rating standard. If the Judges or Hear For You views the content of the film unsuitable then the film may be disqualified.
  • All films must have credits acknowledging all appearances and shooting locations along with completed personal release and location agreement forms
  • Audio of the film must be clear and if any music, they must have written permission from the artist

If in doubt – before you do anything – ASK Hear For You

Where Can I Enrol in the Film Making and Editing Rock My World Workshops?

We have arranged special Rock My World Filmmaking Workshops led by professional filmmakers and supported by deaf mentors who are keen to work with you to create your film masterpiece!

To find out more, click on the workshop closest to you

None close to you? Don’t worry! We plan to host a special Facebook Live session where you can hold a Q&A with one of our professional filmmakers. To get a reminder email closer to the event, sign up here!

The Essentials

An important part of entering the competition is that every person and location shown in the film needs to have signed the permission form to be included in your file, Please don’t submit an amazing film without having these forms signed!

Links to these forms are below:

Filming Permission Personal Release U18
Filming Permission Personal Release Adult

Our film professionals have designed a few templates to help you with your filmmaking:

Calls Sheet
Filming location agreement

Finally if you get stuck for ideas, here are some tips below to help you out!

Tips from the expert

Coming Soon 

Emilie Biggar - 48 Hours Film Festival Competition

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