Protect the Planet with MobileMuster. Create a film to inspire recycling action!
You don’t have to be an experienced filmmaker to take part in MobileMuster’s Film Competition – all you need is an idea, imagination and motivation.
The theme for 2021 is ‘Protect the Planet’. We want to hear why you and your students think it is important to look after our planet and what it means to you.
It is important to link to the call to action (recycling your old phones) and this year’s theme when developing the storyline.
Students get to create a one minute film encouraging your community to recycle their old mobile phones. Students can create their film is any genre (comedy, action, romance, drama, sci-fi) and style (fictional, documentary or animation) – the choice is theirs. Take a look at our amazing 2020 and 2019 winners and finalists for inspiration.
Cool Australia lesson plans help students to explore the topic of mobile phone recycling, learn about changing behaviours and develop their film making skills.
The 2021 competition is now closed – good luck everyone!!! We’ll share the winning entries on our socials in November!!!
Entry is open to all primary and secondary students in Australia – and yes, this includes homeschoolers and remote learners.
- 1 April 2021 – Film Competition Opens
- 13 September 2021 – Film Competition Closes
- 11 October 2021 – Finalists and Highly Commended Films Announced
- 8 November 2021 – Winners Announced
- 8-14 November 2021 – Winners showcased during Planet Ark’s National Recycling Week
MobileMuster will be awarding a $3,000 JB Hi-Fi voucher to the winner in each of the below categories and a $1,000 JB Hi-Fi voucher to up to three finalists. The categories are:
Lower Primary (Years 1-4) | Upper Primary (Years 5-6) | Lower Secondary (Years 7-9) | Upper Secondary (Years 10-12)
We have partnered with MobileMuster to create six lessons for Years 3-8 designed to support teachers and students in producing quality films for the competition. We recommend the following sequence of lessons, depending on the year levels you are working with.
– Years 3 to 8
Interviews On Recycling
– Years 3 & 4
Designing For Film
– Years 3 to 6
– Years 5 & 6
Designing for Sustainability 1
– Years 7 & 8
Designing for Sustainability 2
– Years 7 & 8
Enjoying the MobileMuster Resources?
We have another Unit for Primary Years 3 to 6, check it out!
Hands-on Mobile Phone Recycling
– Years 3-6
To help students with their competition entries, watch the experts from Vidico share their tips on how to create a great narrative and technical elements for your film.
Creating a Narrative
Technical Elements of a Great Film
The theme for the 2020 competition was Small actions, Big Impact.
This awesome film is from Primary winners Khristian and Kael from Applecross Primary School
Check out the other award-winning 2020 videos and be inspired to recycle here.
Check out the 2019 entries here.
With Thanks to Our Partner
MobileMuster is the product stewardship program of the mobile phone industry and is accredited by the federal government. It is voluntarily funded by all of the major handset manufacturers and network carriers to provide a free mobile phone recycling program in Australia to the highest environmental standard. The program is committed to raising awareness and educating the community on why it is important to recycle.
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