Awards are divided across three age groups with the following maximum time limits for each group:
- 9 - 12 years (up to three minutes)
- 13 - 15 years (up to five minutes)
- 16 - 18 years (up to seven minutes)
There are seven genre categories, which will able any budding Đặng Nhật Minh or Lynne Ramsay to fully explore their creativity. The categories are:
- Drama – any narrative.
- Horror – something scary (all films must be suitable for Year 7 students and above)
- Animation – any form of animation
- Documentary – any subject!
- Experimental – any film that does not fit the mould of typical filmmaking.
- Music Video – music video ((Music must be own composition, licensed or have the full permission of the recording artist)
- Short short – any film 60 secs or under