AFTV Years 5 - 8 Bastille Day Video Competition

Posted 21 Apr

AFTV Years 5 - 8 Bastille Day Video Competition

An AFTV /Bastille Day Festival initiative

The AFTV and BDFF Committees would like to thank and congratulate all the students who entered the Bastille Day Video Competition this year. We enjoyed putting it together and the members of the jury loved seeing the passion, talent and creativity demonstrated in the entries.

Please see below the list of winners:




Years 7 & 8

First Alannah Trivett MLC
Second Evie Flynn MLC
Equal Third Ava Cooke St Leonard's College
Equal Third Blake Schmidt St Leonard's College
Equal Third Mikey Manku St Leonard's College
Special Mention Alessia Rossello Sacré Cœur 
Special Mention Kiara Bowd Sacré Cœur 
Special Mention Olivia Shirazi Sacré Cœur 

Year 7 & 8 Bilingual Category

First Aiko Deighton  Auburn High School
Second Tanishka Aggarwal  MLC
Third Jane Pak MLC

View the winning videos here View the winning videos here


Attention Years 5 –Year 8 French teachers

Bonjour les citoyens!

Robespierre ici.

Don’t miss out on a fantastic opportunity for your middle years’ students to participate in the FREE AFTV/Bastille Day French Festival (BDFF) Competition in Term 2! A competition giving students the opportunity to learn more about the cultural significance of the French Revolution and to speak French in a fun and interactive way.


A one to two minute role-play playing a character from the French Revolution.


Competition categories

When you register you will be required to enter your students in one of the categories below. A total of TWO videos can be entered per competition category.

  • Years 5 and 6 and/or
  • Years 7 and 8

Bilingual Category

PLEASE NOTE Students who have lived in a French-speaking country for more than six consecutive months within the last two years, for whom French is the first or home language or who have been educated in a French bilingual school for more than 2 years must enter the Bilingual Category for Years 5 and 6 and/or Years 7 and 8.

Register Here Register Here

Once you register, a link to upload entries into a OneDrive folder will subsequently be sent via email (please allow 48 hours for organisers to send link).

Closing date for entries ...

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Competition Rules and Criteria


  • To provide learning opportunities for students to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the French culture through the emblematic historic event of the French Revolution.
  • To provide an opportunity for students to speak French through a meaningful and authentic experience.
  • To encourage and promote the learning of French as an essential part of the school curriculum.

Task description

Each participating student is asked to choose and research an historical figure from the French Revolution. Their task is to create a video in which they will dress up and introduce themselves in French by using the following questions as a guide:

  1. Qui êtes-vous ?
  2. Quel âge avez-vous ?
  3. Quel est votre rôle pendant la révolution ?

Competition Rules

This is a free competition open to students enrolled in Victorian schools in Year 5 to Year 8.

The video must be at least ONE minute long (maximum of TWO minutes) and must be an original piece of work by the student.

  • A total of TWO videos can be entered per year level per school. These are to be chosen by the teacher of each participating school.
  • Videos must be submitted BY THE STUDENTS’ TEACHER. Incomplete or late entries will not be considered.
  • Once an entry is lodged, it cannot be altered.
  • The AFTV reserves the right to close entries at any time.
  • No Uniform or school logo can appear on videos. Students to remain anonymous.
  • Schools will be informed of winners by Friday June 24.
  • The panel’s decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

By participating in the competition all competitors give their consent for the entries to be shown at the Melbourne Bastille Day French Festival and for winners to attend the festival on ...

Entry process

  • Enrolments are to be made through the Register Here link above.
  • A OneDrive link will then be emailed to teachers to upload entries.
  • Please allow 48 hours for the link to be sent manually by organisers.
  • Upload videos to the OneDrive link in video format (all formats accepted).

Judging Criteria 

Criterion 1
Range of accurate ideas and content.
Criterion 2
Accuracy of vocabulary and grammar.

Criterion 3
Range and appropriateness of vocabulary and grammar.

Criterion 4
Clarity of expression.
  • Pronunciation, intonation, stress, tempo
  • Performance skills

Criterion 5
Level of creativity (costume and props)

*Criterion of all equal weighting.

Disclaimer: Photograph Consent Form

 Please complete and bring the attached form if students do not wish to be photographed or videotaped as material may be reproduced on the AFTV/ Bastille Day Festival website.


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