Deadline extended to 23:59pm 22nd May 2022!

Do you know a talented young filmmaker?

Mocktail Submissions are now open!

We invite high school students to submit their short film and go into the running to win awesome prizes to the value of $2,500 for themselves and their school!

Each year JMC Academy holds an exciting film and animation event; The Martini Film Awards. This event screens the best of JMC Academy's student and recent alumni work and includes a category known as the Mocktail Award. This is where High School students are also invited to submit their best short fiction, short documentary, short animation, television commercial or music video clip, to be reviewed by industry professionals. Shortlisted films will be shown and the winner will be announced at the prestigious Martini Film Awards to be held in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Win 1 of 3 prize packages consisting of:

  • A DJI Osmo Pocket 2 Gimbal Combo Kit + waterproof case
  • iWata Pocket RGB OLED Light
  • Headphones for audio monitoring
  • 1 year subscription to Stan, Netflix, BINGE or Disney Plus
  • A film & TV workshop for your class up to 15 students at JMC Academy

What can I submit?

Genre includes short fiction, short documentary, short animation, television commercial or music video.

The judges are looking for: originality, emotional impact, performance, direction and low budget initiative.

How long do I have?

Submissions for the 2022 Mocktail Film Award close on 22nd May 2022.


Who can join the competition?

  • The 2022 Mocktail Film Awards is open to all New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland based high school students who have completed a short film.

I'm ready!

Entries close 23:59 AEDT - 22nd MAY 2022

Technical specifications of entries

  • The final submitted version is to be ideally UPLOADED TO VIMEO.
    Note: Vimeo allows for high quality files to be uploaded then downloaded on our end, so if your film gets nominated, it will look great on the big screen!

  • When exporting your video from your editing program, make sure it is HIGH RES 1920 x 1080 and it is at 25 fps (frames per second).

  • Films submitted can be up to 8 minutes in length.


Reach out to the Creative Outreach team at if you have any questions.