The prize for best film in the senior category is $2500 to the film maker(s) and $2500 to their school.

In the junior category the prize for best film is $1000 to the film maker(s) and $4000 to their school.

This film festival is organised by the Auckland City District Police and proudly supported by Westpac.

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Overview of your film

The NZ Police needs you to tell them your stories on how you, as young people, can be safe and feel safe.

The story the film tells must be around a theme related to:

  • Alcohol
  • Drugs
  • Organised Crime
  • Bullying and Harassment
  • Mental Health
  • Violence in the home

Think about how the NZ Police can improve people’s safety and what story you could tell to influence this.

The films should be under 5 minutes long with around three minutes being the optimal length.

Police cannot assist with Police staff, uniforms or vehicles to assist in any filming.

The Film

To be eligible for entry your film must meet the following criteria:

1) Be no longer than 5 minutes

2) Be about “be safe feel safe” and focus on one of the following themes

        • Alcohol
        • Drugs
        • Organised Crime
        • Bullying and Harassment
        • Mental Health
        • Violence in the home

3) Contain all the compulsory elements required which are:

        • An Auckland City Icon/landmark (Think of The Sky Tower, Auckland War Museum, The Domain, Eden Park. An Auckland person).
        • One or more of the following phrases:

“Safer Communities Together”
“Be Safe, Feel Safe”

        • The film must include two of the three National languages of New Zealand (English, Te Reo or Sign Language).
        • Be filmed within the competition time as outlined below (don't start early or you will miss out on the secret compulsory element to be revealed the day filming can begin).
        • Have the secret compulsory element which you will be given on the first day of the filming period.

The rest of the film making and contents is all up to your own creativity.

Choose your own actors, props, costumes, music and method of filming. Unfortunately, Police cannot assist with staff, police uniforms or vehicles in any way.

This can be filmed using any equipment or simply on a Phone. There is no set budget and this is your chance to create something incredible.