2023 winning films

Bell Shakespeare Shorts Festival

Watch the winning films from the 2023 Bell Shakespeare Shorts Festival. Thank you to all students from around the country who made films about or inspired by Shakespeare. We were blown away by the talent and creativity of young filmmakers nationwide.

Community Spirit Prize

The Bard Baffles The BayTomaree High School NSW

The Bard Baffles The Bay

Excellence in Storytelling (joint winner)

M.Beth Santa Maria College WA


Excellence in Storytelling (joint winner)

Insidious Intent Uzair Fauzi, Freya Hicks, Emilee Chan, Christmas Island District High School WA

Insidious Intent

Excellence in Direction

Romeo and Julian Kevin Chu, Andrew Nguyen, Rupert Tait, Cranbrook School NSW

Romeo and Julian

Creative Vision Prize

Sonnet 73 Alfie Swann, Blue Mountains Grammar School NSW

Sonnet 73

Excellence in Performance (joint winner) & Top Film – Primary

The Late Arrivals Buhagiar, McLean & Cameron families, Port Hacking NSW

The Late Arrivals

Excellence in Performance (joint winner) & Top Film – Secondary (joint winner)

The Fault In Our Selves Prince Alfred College, Adelaide SA

The Fault in Our Selves