About My Deakin World

Are you an aspiring film producer? Have you always wanted to feature on the silver screen? Or do you feel that your University experience with Deakin needs to be shared with the world?

Well this is your shot at 3 minutes of fame, not to mention your chance to win some great prizes.

Deakin is offering students a chance to showcase their film making skills by sharing their University experiences with Deakin and the world, on the silver screen.

My Deakin World 2015 (MDW 2015) signature item

All short films must include the My Deakin World 2015 (MDW 2015) signature item – Deakin’s Cube. You can include a picture/video of the Deakin Cube, an actual Deakin Cube (available to print and make from mydeakinworld.com soon), #deakincube or any type of cube. The cube you have chosen to use must be included and identified in your application form.

Entries will be required to put their own personal spin on their ‘Deakin’ world and experiences in ‘Getting Involved at Deakin’. This can include areas such as events, activities, sports, clubs or just your own general social experiences at Deakin.


  • Your favourite place to study on campus
  • Study or social rituals
  • Favourite place to socialise or eat lunch on campus
  • Any experience at University that helped you to get through a tough time


My Deakin World Short Film Festival – Deakin Edge, Federation Square

The top 5 short films from each category will be selected  by the judging panel and announced 2 weeks after the closing date.

An overall My Deakin World – 2015 Prize winner will be selected from all entries as selected by the MDW 2015 judging panel.  First, second, third prizes will be awarded in each of the other three categories.  The overall winner cannot also win a category prize.

A People’s choice award will be selected from these top 10 short film as voted by Deakin students on the My Deakin World Short Film Competition.  Plus these top 10 videos will also be shown at the ‘My Deakin World Short Film Festival’ at Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne on 1 September, 2015.

My Deakin World 2015

  • Overall Winner – $1000


  • 1st prize: $500
  •  2nd prize: $200
  •  3rd prize: $100


  • 1st prize: $500
  •  2nd prize: $200
  •  3rd prize: $100

Make Me Laugh 

  • 1st prize: $500
  •  2nd prize: $200
  •  3rd prize: $100

People’s Choice Award

  • $100

All compliant video submissions will be posted on this My Deakin World website.