CineSeeds Movie Poster Competition for Secondary Students

Presented by Human Rights Arts and Film Festival & The Castan Centre for Human Rights Law. 

First prize is $250 cash. Finalists receive a suite of Madman DVD’s plus other goodies.


Be a film distributor for a day! 

The Human Rights Arts & Film Festival invite all Victorian secondary students to design a poster for the short film Hope City. How will you entice an audience to see this film? If a picture tells a thousand words, which image will you choose to use? What will be the tagline? This is your chance go beyond the surface of a film to think about the human rights message.

Each entry must be accompanied by a:

The five finalists will be asked to present their poster and pitch at the Youth & Human Rights Summit on Friday 4 May, 2018 at ACMI.

Age:                 Victorian Secondary Students (aged 12-18 year old)


9 Feb               Entries open & competition kits online

13 Apr             Entries Close

20 Apr             Finalists announced

4 May              Finalists pitch at the Youth for Human Rights Summit (at ACMI) and overall winner announced.

Resources provided:

About the film: HOPE CITY
Thomas Baricevic / Australia / 2015 / 15 mins / English and Dinka with English subtitles / Narrative. Majak, a young refugee set on returning to his mother, finds it difficult to adjust to life in Melbourne after fleeing South Sudan.

Images from the Film: Hope City (courtesy of Jackson Black Films). 

How to enter:

1. register HERE to get the competition kit!

2. HRAFF will email you a link to the film HOPE CITY and all the resources including stills from the film, original synopsis, Media Kit etc.

3. HRAFF will supply you with either the Teaching Guide or Students Guide.

4. Submit your final entry to by 5pm on 13 April, 2018.

5. HRAFF announce the five finalists on 20 April, 2018.

HRAFF would like to thank to our supporters:




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