Project WorkLearning outcomesProject ideasFAQShort film project: OverviewScopePlanningPreparationFinalising and follow-upEvaluationLessons: 123456789101112131415Deliverables: Main ideaProgress reportOutline ScriptReferencesPowerPointPortfolio
A practical guide to running a successful 30-hour (15-lesson) short film project in English with (pre-)intermediate students: planning, lessons, evaluation, deliverables, samples and experiences, plus ideas for other projects.

Evaluate the Project (Short Film Project)

(Teacher) Purpose. Teacher evaluates the students' learning and gives the students feedback.

Process. There are 4 forms to measure each of the 5 important milestones in this project: 2 oral presentations, the script, the film and the portfolio.

1. Presentations. In the project there are 3 oral presentations. The outline presentation by 2 members of each
team is a tryout and receives feedback but no score. The other 2 members present the project progress, which receives feedback and a score, as does the self-reflection presentation at the end by all team members. Thus, every member presents and receives feedback twice during the project. Form

2. Scripts. Only the final version of the script receives both a score and feedback, but the teacher gives feedback on each version of the script for the students to read and act on. Form

3. Films. The short film receives both a score and feedback, but the team introduction produced during the workshop is a tryout that receives feedback only. Form

4. Portfolio. The portfolio receives a score only at the end, but feedback halfway and at the end of the project. Form

(Students) Purpose. To keep the students actively involved while others are presenting and make them apply what they've learnt in class. The popular vote also works as a motivator for students to try to impress their friends and receive a small snack as a reward. Students do NOT give scores.

Process. There are 3 forms to involve the students in 4 of the 5 project presentations: 2 oral presentations and 2 films.

1. Outline Presentation. Students select the best individual presenter, the best outline graphics and motivate their choices. Form

2. Project Progress Presentation. Students write a positive and negative comment on each individual project progress presentation, select the best presenter and motivate their choice. Students do not evaluate the self-reflection presentation at the end of the project; they select the best short film instead. Form

3. Films. At the end of the project they select the best short film and motivate their choice. Form