USC Film Festival: Lights, camera... Academic Integrity!

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USC Film Festival: Lights, camera... Academic Integrity!


Submissions open Monday 26 February, 2018 and close Friday April 6, 2018 at 4pm (AEST)

Submit your entry via the Blackboard Film Festival page.

Student Film Festival 2018

8 March 2018

Welcome to the first USC Student Film Festival! This is an exciting opportunity for your work to be lighting up the big screen at our fabulous gala event. Cash prizes up for grabs!

This year’s theme is... Academic integrity

"The Other AI – Nothing Artificial Here…"

Academic integrity is an important but often misunderstood concept – this is your chance to share wisdom and creativity with your peers and help build a culture of integrity.
Academic integrity is:

  • Everyone’s business
  • Using research ethically and honestly
  • Recognising the work of others
  • Being responsible for your own learning and others' around you.

Plagiarism is:

  • Using research without recognition or misrepresentation
  • Dishonest and cheating
  • Outsourcing your learning to others
  • Harmful – opportunity to learn is lost, work is done unethically, the course and institution are damaged by the production of fraudulent work.
Submission requirements

Submissions open Monday 26 February, 2018 and close Friday 6 April, 2018 at 4pm (AEST)

  • Submissions are open to ALL students from any USC campus - join the conversation around AI!
  • Submit via the Blackboard Film Festival organisation with entry cover sheet
  • The video must be between 1-2 minutes, (16:9 High Definition, MP4)
  • All footage must be original – no mash-ups or clips from other sources
  • All films to be submitted by one student, (student team members can be listed on the submission form).
Judging Criteria

The film:

  • is creative and engaging, and captures the audience’s attention
  • clearly identifies an important issue/element/problem/scenario in AI
  • presents a clear argument regarding AI
  • is well-constructed and visually appealing.

The judges:

  • will be local film experts, community celebrities and local dignitaries.
Help and support
  • Q&A session and pitch your short film ideas: Thursday 15 March, from 12-1pm in EG.13
    • Attend a Q&A session and pitch your short film ideas to Rebecca Belfield-Kennedy, an American screenwriter and USC screenwriting lecturer with an extensive background developing projects for major studios, production companies and actors in the US film industry.
    • Not sure where to begin? Rebecca will help you brainstorm and develop high concept short film ideas that are guaranteed to entertain (and win an Academy Award!). So grab your lunch and walk the red carpet to room EG.13 on Thursday 15 March, from 12-1pm to check it out and get started!
  • Support is available to assist with technical aspects of film production.
  • Please contact the Student Success Network to be connected with student support for your project.
Key dates:
  • Submissions are open: Monday of Week 1 (26 Feb) – Friday of the mid-Semester break (6 April)
  • Submission deadline: Friday 6 April, 2018 at 4pm (AEST)
  • USC Film Festival Red Carpet Gala: check Campus Life Events for upcoming details.

Students, staff, friends, partners, and community members are all invited, so mark your calendars now!

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