The Connecting with Law Short Film Competition is open to all students currently enrolled in an Australian Law School. To enter, students are asked to create a 2 - 5 minute film around their top tips for studying law to educate, entertain and engage other law students.The winners will be those judged to be the most creative, instructive and original - anything that helps other students to connect with the study of law.
The winners will receive:
1st prize: $1500
2nd prize: $500
Please follow the links below for our submission guidelines and entry forms. All entries must be accompanied by an entry form and include two copies of each film.
Entries close Friday July 26, 2013.
Winners will be announced in September 2013.
Note: non-law students can be involved, however at least one student per group must be studying a law subject. For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The winning entries from 2012 can be viewed below. Participants were asked to choose a term from the Oxford Australian Law Dictionary and create a short film based around the definition, to help students connect with law.
1st Prize – $1500
Julian Chant & Louis Aldred-Traynor
University of Melbourne and University of Notre Dame, Sydney
Bearly Legal is about the potential legal consequences of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Under the common law doctrine of extended common purpose (a subset of the criminal law principle of "complicity"), potentially innocent people can be held jointly liable for the criminal acts of others.
After a night out celebrating his 18th birthday, our protagonist is left to wonder whether he has made a life-changing mistake. I hope this film shows how the law, in particular the criminal law, can apply to people in seemingly innocuous, everyday situations.
2nd Prize – $500
You Better Watch Out
Jordan Tutton, Reuben White, James Trezise, Georgina Landon, Hannah Maccini, Cassie Byrnes & Jack Gillespie
A person must perform the 'actus reus' of a criminal offence of their own 'volition' to be guilty. First year criminal law students aren't alone in pondering what this means. After Emily trips in her living room, she contemplates whether her unwilled act satisfies the actus reus of an offence.
3rd Prize – $250 Snow Flake and the Huntsman
Louis Tang, Suet Yoong Leong, Yun Wei Wong & Ngoc Linh Pham
University of Adelaide
A law student dreams about the story of Snow Flake after studying contract law. In the dream, he learns that the Huntsman didn't have to kill Snow Flake because there was no binding contract between him in the Queen.