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.


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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

Submit your Homegrown Film via our submission link below!

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 with Green Screen & Effects without Green Screen – The first 3 parts of our mini-series are now live - scroll down to start learning now!

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! Register with the link below!

3OCT

The competition closes

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

24OCT

Online Premiere

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

Let's do this!

Live Session #1: The Recording

The recording of our first zoom session is live! Taking you through how the Film Festival works and how you can get involved! *There were some technical difficulties when we tried to export the video from Zoom, so we sincerely apologise for the quality!


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Live Session #1: The Recording

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)Download Chromavid App (Android)DIY Green Screen TipsDownload Green Screen EffectsDownload Background Images
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.


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Episode Three: Creating Effects without Green Screen

Episode Four: Performance - How to engage your audience!

It’s one thing to film and create effects, its another thing to produce a dynamic performance that makes your audience believe in the character's situation. In this video we show you how!


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Episode Four: Performance - How to engage your audience!

Episode Five: Editing - Assembly & Transitions

iMovie is a simple but powerful program. It will do everything you need to create a seamless and compelling film. Assemble your film, choose quick cuts, short cuts and cool transitions!


View Episode FiveDownload iMovie (iPhone)Download Premiere Rush (Android)
Episode Five: Editing - Assembly & Transitions

Episode Six: Sound FX and Music - adding the finishing touches!

Good sound can help your film come alive. In this video we learn from someone that’s made a big mistake before and shows us how to use audio to lift your film.


View Episode SixMore tips on good sound
Episode Six: Sound FX and Music - adding the finishing touches!

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

The competition is live! Closing on Sunday, 3rd October our competition submission page is accepting all your homemade movies! All you have to do is click the link below and either upload the video to YouTube (on your own channel) and provide a link or submit a movie file under 50mb!


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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!


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The Film Festival Premiere

Heaps of prizes up for grabs

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