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.


Purpose. Teams credit copyright owners of materials and information used to produce their films.

Process. When writing the outline, the script, recording and editing the film, preparing the DVD cover etc., the teams write a reference to the original material. The teams follow Modern Language Association (MLA) standards for referencing.

Using parts of original materials owned and copyrighted by others is usually allowed for educational use if
references are written properly. Original materials not only comprise books or websites the teams may consult, but also parts of songs, films and video clips that teams may use in their short film.
From experience we know that use of any copyrighted audio or video clip longer than 30 seconds is disabled and/or blocked by YouTube upon upload. To avoid disappointment later, warn the students about this.

The references are collected in their portfolio.

OWL Purdue University. MLA Formatting and Style Guide. 1995-2011. Purdue University. Oct 2011. <>