What’s this Little Fish Film competition about?

The Little Fish Film competition is open to school groups with students aged between 9 to 13 years old from around the world. By harnessing participants’ competitive spirit, and creative energy, the competition connects and educates participants and audiences around the theme of the conference ‘Sharing our oceans and rivers – a vision for the world’s fisheries’.

It provides primary and secondary school students with the opportunity to make a 120-second short film or animation, and win fantastic prizes in the process.


ImagePeople around the world depend on aquatic environments – oceans, rivers, lakes, estuaries, ponds, for food. These environments are also home to weird and wonderful creatures that terrify and amaze.

How does your community connect with the world underwater? Do you dive, do you fish, or do you just love a seafood feast? How can we keep it clean and safe for the future?

The little fish films comp is on opportunity to tell us a story about the aquatic environment and how you and your community connect with it.

The competition has four main themes around which you can build your film, they are:

  1. What is fisheries to your community
    • Culture
    • Economics
    • Sustenance
  2. The future of seafood
  3. Looking after our aquatic world


Yes there are prizes! Entrants will be eligible to win an array of prizes provided by the competition partners and the best films will be screened at the World Fisheries Congress 2020 in Adelaide, Australia. Stay tuned as we announce what they are.

More info:

The little fish films competition will culminate with the next World Fisheries Congress 2020, held in October, Adelaide Australia. The completion is being run by Australia’s Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC).


The Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) invests in research, development and extension activities to increase economic, social and environmental benefits for Australian fishing and aquaculture, and the wider community.

World Fisheries Congress 2020

Held every four years, the World Fisheries Congress 2020 (WFC2020) is the key international fisheries conference.

The 8th WFC2020 will be the largest gathering of research, industry and management sectors to discuss the latest advances in fisheries world-wide.

It aims to foster cooperation and engagement in commercial, recreational and indigenous fisheries. The congress provides insightful presentations and inspiring forums on key developments needed to ensure the future sustainable development of the world’s oceans, lakes, estuaries and rivers.