Parks Filmfest

Show us your love for parks. Create a short video about your favourite park and be in to win.

Enter a video in the Parks Filmfest competition

Calling budding filmmakers between 7 and 12 years old. Send us a short video (60 seconds max) about your favourite park and be in to win epic family prizes.

Your whanau can help but it’s your creativity and love for parks we want to see shine.

Entries must be received by Monday 1 February 2021.

  • Make a video up to 60 seconds long of you and your friends and family (or just you) in your favourite park and tell or show us why you love it.
  • Film on your phone and submit it unedited or have fun with editing. Judgement will be based on your love for parks.
  • Parents or older children can help you film and submit but it’s your words and ideas we want to see or hear.
  • First prize: Family Zipline tour for two adults and two children (height and weight restrictions apply).
  • Second prize: Taiora QEII Party Family pass (includes 2-hour use of the birthday party room on a date of the winner’s choosing and access to pools and hydroslide for 5 children and 2 adults).
  • Third prize: Taiora QEII Standard Family pass (4 passes providing access to pools).

Winners will be contacted by phone on 7 March 2021 and the winning videos will be available on the Christchurch City Council website.

  • Film directors must be between 7 and 12 years old but older children and adults may assist with filming, acting and submitting.
  • Parent or guardian permission and model release for all children in the video is required in the online submission form.
  • Videos are to be no longer than 60 seconds and no larger than 32MB.
  • Prizes cannot be exchanged for cash.
  • Films submitted in languages other than English or Te Reo need to be accompanied by an English translation.
  • By submitting your film you grant Christchurch City Council the right to use your production for non-commercial promotion of parks on all forms of media.
  • Christchurch City Council may make copies of your production for the purpose of non-commercial advertising.
  • Christchurch City Council will not be held responsible for any losses, damages, costs and liabilities relating to any films submitted.
  • Your film must not infringe the rights, including copyrights, of any third party – this includes the use of sound clips and music.
  • Map out how your video will look by creating a storyboard – write and draw the beginning, middle and end. 
  • Keep the script simple for you and your actors.
  • You don’t need a fancy camera. A phone or tablet will work just fine.
  • Free editing programmes like Windows 10 Photos App Editor, iMovie on the iPad and Filmora are easy and intuitive for children to use.
  • Make use of the studio and editing software available at Tūranga.(external link)