Get filming and enter now! Twenty shortlisted films will be judged live on Saturday, February 4, 2017, by top industry professionals with the winner taking out $5000 in cash, second place $2500 cash and third place $1250 cash. The winner has an opportunity to fast track their career by meeting with industry giant Madman to discuss distribution and production avenues.
There are plenty more cool prizes with awards for Best Animation, Best Documentary, Best International and the Woodleigh School Emerging Filmmaker Award (open to any Australian student under 18 years of age). There are also awards for Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Cinematography. Entries are open until Friday, December 9, 2016. Films must be eight minutes or less in length.
Festival director Steve Bastoni said the festival offers an amazing opportunity for filmmakers to have their film seen by the most influential film practitioners in the business. “This is a great chance to rub shoulders and network with industry professionals,” he explains. “Filmmakers receive feedback from the best in the business. Our judging panel has included Screen Australia board member and Australian director Rob Connolly, John Molloy (Mushroom Pictures), Andrew Mason (Hopscotch) and we’re very lucky to have renowned Australian director Fred Schepisi as PSFF patron”.
Enter via filmfreeway.com/festival/PeninsulaShortFilmFest or head to peninsulashortfilmfest.com.au for details. The Peninsula Short Film Fest is at the Village Green, Rosebud, no BYO, free entry.
FUNDS FOR LOCALLY MADE FILM
Peninsula Film Office, the production arm of Peninsula Short Film Fest, will be shooting a short film for RU OK Day and Mental Health Australia this November. ‘You’re It’ will screen at Peninsula Short Film Fest 2017 in February. ‘You’re It’, written and directed by Steve Bastoni, will focus on the role of technology in our children’s lives and the all-encompassing affect it has on us at work and play. Mr Bastoni, director of Peninsula Film Office, said it was great to see the Peninsula being recognised as a filming location.
“With a wealth of local talent on the Peninsula, from actors to producers, directors and cinematographers, and such diverse locations, the Peninsula is the perfect location for films,” he said. ‘You’re It’ will be entirely shot and produced on the Peninsula and will showcase talent from the Peninsula School of Acting.