Budding Filmmakers sell tax and super
Four young filmmakers have been announced as the winners in the National Youth Week (NYW) ‘ShootIt!’ competition, sponsered by the Australian Taxation Office.
ShootIt! challenged young Australians to showcase their filmmaking skills and produce a short film to creatively sell the benefits of tax and superannuation.
The competition was judged by industry expert Jane Caro, of Gruen Transfer fame, who selected the two major winners.
And the winners are:
- George Makrynakis of Kings Park, Victoria, an RMIT Screen and Media student, won the industry senior (18-24 years) category with "The Secret Piggybank" and his idea that super is like a piggybank that provides financial security for the future.
- Braden Trotter from the Sunshine Coast, Queensland took out the industry junior (12-17 years) category with his send-up of traditional government advertising. The Griffith Film School student's "Come on Australia" was a self-deprecating comedy with a surprise twist at the end.
- Jeremy Gorniak of Sandy Bay, Tasmania, was the senior People's Choice winner, balancing education and humour in the satirical propaganda film for the nation of "Notaxistan".
- Emma Elias of Rouse Hill, NSW won the junior People's Choice award for her mock movie trailer for the feature film "Superannuation" (new window - scroll down to "Shootit - Junior"), which follows a woman's life journey of financial freedom.
All winners had a share in the overall $50,000 worth of prizes on offer as part of NYW 2011.
ATO Commissioner Michael D'Ascenzo said the sponsorship of ShootIt! and National Youth Week helped to deliver a new and fun way for young Australians to connect with the ATO.
"The ATO has started to speak directly with young Australians. We want a lifetime relationship where all people understand tax and superannuation as important community assets," Mr D'Ascenzo said.
You can watch the ShootIt! winning entries (and check other NYW competition winners) at the National Youth Week website (new window), and find out more about tax and superannuation for young people at www.ato.gov.au/youth (new window)
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