In a beautiful display of association and under the guidance of His Grace Bishop Emillianos, the St Ypomoni Family and Friends Ministry are hosting their inaugural Children’s Short Film Competition.
It endeavours to provide children with a creative outlet to express and explore their faith, and to share this with others in the community.
Kids aged 8-18 are challenged to create a short 3-minute film that embodies the Christian theme of the competition.
This year’s theme is ‘Fruits of the Spirit’, which comes from the text in St Paul’s letter to the Galatians 5:22-23:
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such, there is no law.”
To be deemed appropriate for entry, the film must embody the following aims:
- Align with the Orthodox Christian Faith
- Relate to the theme
- Contain original content
- Be considered appropriate for viewing at a Children’s Film Festival
Films can be created by an individual or groups of up to 4 people. Each contestant can only enter one film and/or appear in one film.
Films can be in any genre – including drama, documentary, animation and comedy.
The judging categories are based on the following age groups:
- Junior Category 8-10-year-olds
- Intermediate 11-14-year-olds
- Senior Category 15-18-year-olds.
In the case of group entries, the film will be considered in the category of the eldest group member.
Children’s Short Film Competition
For further details and an entry pack, please contact Georgia at [email protected].
Closing Date: Midnight (AESDT) 10 January 2021
St Ypomoni Family and Friends Ministry
St Ypomoni Family and Friends Ministry is a subcommittee of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia. They aim to provide a coordinated ministry across Parishes, serving adults 30+ and all children and families, facilitating their spiritual growth, embracing the foundation of Greek Orthodoxy as well as non-Greeks and non-Orthodox into the Orthodox Faith.
Furthermore, they provide opportunities for connection and reconnection within the Church and their faith. St Ypomoni Family and Friends Ministry is a new initiative that has been set up by Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia to focus on catering for families and bringing people together.