The Rocketeers Film Festival Online

For every family who can't be with us at the moment, we're bringing the Film Festival to you - at home and free! Learn how to make a film through two live sessions and an on-demand educational series! Plus, get involved in our filmmaking competition, with winning films featured in our online premiere and heaps of prizes to be won!


Learn the secrets of Hollywood

StarTime, the experts in filmmaking, will take you through everything you need to know about how to make a film. Featuring 2 live sessions and a 6-part on-demand series – we’ll cover writing to filming, editing to special effects and everything in-between! Do not miss out on this exclusive opportunity.


Learn the secrets of Hollywood

Show us your best

Once you’ve learned all the secrets of filmmaking – it’s time to make your own! Write, direct and star in your own short movie (30 sec – 1 min) and submit it via our online submission form for your chance to be part of The Rocketeers Film Festival premiere.


Submit my entry
Show us your best

Celebrating our future storytellers through an online premiere

Join our live premiere on YouTube on Sunday, 24th October. Showcasing the nation's best movies and featuring special guests, awards to celebrate our brightest filmmakers and lots more!


Celebrating our future storytellers through an online premiere

What’s on

20SEP

The Competition Opens

The Competition Opens

20SEP

Live session #1 – The beginning

12:30pm - Join StarTime for an online session on Zoom where they’ll introduce everything that’s set to come for The Rocketeers Film Festival Online.

20SEP

On-demand series Part I

Writing, Using Effects & Filming – The first 3 parts of our mini-series are released right here on this webpage. Stay tuned!

23SEP

On-demand series Part II

Performance, Editing & Sound FX – The final 3 parts of our mini-series are released!

30SEP

Live session #2 – Q&A

5:15pm - The whole family can join StarTime on Zoom for a friendly Q&A session where you can ask all the filmmaking questions you have!

3OCT

The competition closes

Get your submissions in before Sunday, 3rd October to be in the running to win! Find the submission link below!

24APR

Online Premiere

Join our online Film Festival extravaganza, which premieres on our YouTube channel!

Let's do this!

Live Session #1

Our first live session will introduce The Rocketeers Film Festival Online and get your child excited to learn about making movies! Join us on the first day of the school holidays, at 12:30pm AEST Monday, 20th September!


Live Session #1

Episode One: Visual Storytelling

The Rocketeers Film Festival requires you to use Special Effects (SPFX) in your film. In this first video lesson, “Visual Storytelling,” we’ll show you WHY story is so important and show you how to come up with a story and dialogue in fun and dynamic ways.


View Episode OneDownload Script Templates
Episode One: Visual Storytelling

Episode Two: Using Effects - Apps & Filmmaking Techniques

The second episode takes you through the step by step instructions of setting up and using the special effects on green screen.


View Episode TwoDownload DoInk App (iPhone)DIY Green Screen Tips
Episode Two: Using Effects - Apps & Filmmaking Techniques

Episode Three: Creating Effects without Green Screen

What if you don’t have a Green Screen? This episode reveals how to use Action Movie Effects app to produce a special effect without using a green screen.


View Episode Three
Episode Three: Creating Effects without Green Screen

The Mini-Series Part II

The second part of on-demand series is being released on Thursday, 23rd September 2021!


The Mini-Series Part II

Live Session #2

Our second live session will see StarTime host a Q&A for the whole family - to answer any and all questions you may have! Join us at 5:15pm AEST Thursday, 30th September!


Register free now!
Live Session #2

The Competition

Starting Monday, 20th September and closing on Sunday, 3rd October our competition submission page will be accepting all your homemade movies! All you have to do is upload them to YouTube (on your own channel) and click the link below to submit!


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The Competition

The Film Festival Premiere

Join our live premiere on YouTube on Sunday, 24th October. Showcasing the nation's best movies and featuring special guests, awards to celebrate our brightest filmmakers and lots more!


Subscribe to our YouTube channel!
The Film Festival Premiere