The Loop

The Loop

The launch of Skitfaced 2020, a competition asking for short comedy films. Photo: Alex Hullah

The Loop is a large-scale outdoor screen in the Midtown precinct of Hobart.

The Loop presents a diverse collection of screen-based media including short films, documentaries, feature films, experimental films and interactive and non-narrative digital art. The screen does not show any advertising.

The Loop takes submissions of content all year round. For more information, please visit The Loop website and email the City of Hobart's Public Art team at

The Loop website

The Loop is an initiative of the City of Hobart through the Creative Hobart strategy and has been developed in partnership with the University of Tasmania.

Spring Animation Forum and student competition

We are currently running an all-ages student animation competition to support young people interested in this area of creation. 

To register your interest to take part in this competition complete and submit the online form below:

Register your interest for MOVE ME

Here is a little taster video for the program:


Entrants are supported by three simple do-it-yourself workshop modules - you can work through them at school or at home - accessed using the links below. But remember, ANY type of animation will be accepted.

Submissions are to be made by the end of Term 3 of the school year for celebration, possible screening and fantastic prizes as part of our Spring Animation Forum.

Creative Hobart holds several forums each year suited to a particular area of creative interest and our next forum will focus on animation. 

Our Spring Animation Forum will be a day long event and will focus on skills development, curated screenings and celebration of our MOVE ME: Student Animation Competition entries.

We are also excited to launch the first instalment of a new animation festival, curated by Vivien Mason, which we hope will become a regular part of the annual creative calendar.


MOVE ME: Student Animation Competition

  • Use these three, simple, easy-to-follow guides to get you started on making a short animation for the City of Hobart MOVE ME: Animation competition.
  • Any type of animation will be accepted (we have just provided guides for stop motion as an accessible starting point).
  • Your classroom teacher will be your best guide throughout the process.
  • You can submit questions as you make your way through the process and they will be answered in two batches as we grow closer to submission.
  • Submit your short animations (0.5-2 minutes long) for consideration by our judges at the end of Term 3.
  • Come along to our Spring Animation Forum at and around The Loop (our public LED screen)  at the start of Term 4 to learn all about animation, see some great animated films and celebrate the MOVE ME winners 

Workshop documentation

IMPORTANT: Please email to join the mailing for this program. This will allow you to receive critical updates on all aspects of the program and answers to frequently asked questions.