Film, Audio, Media, RMIT

A place for production staff and students in Media, Media and Communication @ RMIT – by Paul Ritchard

Month: October 2010


This is a call to all budding film makers. Thanks to Hey Hey and John West, you can create movie magic and be rewarded with cold, hard cash.
There are two creative requirements. Your film should be no longer than 2 minutes and it should feature or include a can of John West Tuna or Salmon somewhere in the film.

First Prize is $10,000.
Second Prize is $5,000.

Once you’ve shot your masterpiece, burn it to DVD and send it to –
John West Canned Film Festival
Po Box 100
Richmond VIC 3121

For full terms and conditions visit our website –
Entries close last mail on Wednesday 17th November.
Winners will be announced on the 20th of November during the show.

NFFTY 2011 Call for Entries

Submit Your Film to NFFTY 2011!
The world’s largest youth film festival:  4 days – 200 films – 7,000 fans
A Film for Every Fan
Submission Deadlines + Entry Fees  – Online Application and Film Received By: November 30, 2010 $25 January 31, 2011 $35


The film’s director(s) must have been 22 years old or younger at completion of filming. International directors welcome. Films must be entered into only one of seven categories.
All music and other copyrighted material used in films must be original or filmmakers must have obtained permission from the owner. All films must be in English or subtitled in English.

All films (national and international) may be submitted into only one category:

Feature – any narrative film over 30 minutes in length.
Short – any narrative short film under 30 minutes.
Documentary – documentary of any length.
Music Video – music video of any length.
Animation – any form of animation, any length.
Experimental – any length film that does not fit the mold of typical filmmaking.
Action Sports – any film 10 minutes or under that represents, showcases or is inspired by Action Sports including skateboard, snowboard, surf, wake, BMX, and freeski.


Fling Fest 2010 short Film Festival

The Flingfest Short Film Festival is back for 2010 and promises to be bigger and better than ever.

View a diverse range of short films created by some of Moonee Valley’s talented young film makers.

Finalists’ screening
6.30pm Monday 1 November 2010
Clocktower Centre Theatre
750 Alexander Rd Moonee Ponds

Deadline: Entries must be received by Sunday 10 October 2010

Enter your own short film and be in the running for some great prizes! For more information contact Ella Mason at Moonee Valley Youth Services on 9243 8888 or email

FlingFest gives young people in Moonee Valley the opportunity to showcase their talent as actors, writers, directors and producers, with the chance to have their work displayed at a public screening. There’s also fantastic prizes up for grabs.

Entry criteria

• Maximum film length of 10 minutes

• Participants must be under 25 years of age

• Entries must be submitted on  full Quicktime movie file

• Film can be of any genre but is subject to suitability criteria determined by FlingFest staff

Deadline- All entries must be received by Sunday 10 October 2010. more info from Paul



Celebrating its sixth year in 2011, theHillside Film Festival is calling for entries from Victoria’s most promising young filmmakers. The festival is a fantastic opportunity for your students to present films on the big screen in front of a large audience, be viewed by the highly esteemed professionals on the judging panel, and win some excellent prizes along the way!

The Hillside Film Festival is a vibrant, supportive, and critically engaged celebration of film culture. It focuses on showcasing exceptional short films by emerging young filmmakers based in Victoria (aged under 30), and provides Australia’s next generation of filmmakers with cinematic exposure and vital industry networking. The Hillside Film Festival is a not for profit event, and functions due to the generoussupport of our major partners – Cameo Cinemas, Burrinja Community Cultural Centre, Shire of Yarra Ranges and the Bendigo Bank. Taking place in Belgrave at Cameo’s picturesque Outdoor Cinema in February 2011, it will be a film event not to be missed.

The Hillside Film Festival provides an opportunity for students to connect with their peers and to share their creative work and ideas. This event gives students invaluable experience of film festival processes, and we are delighted to announce that ourjudges for 2011 include industry esteemed Glendyn Ivin, and Paul Harris.Glendyn Ivin has carried off the Palme D’Or for Short Film at the Cannes Film Festival for his dramatic work ‘Cracker bag’. Paul Harris has directed the St. Kilda Film Festival since 1999, and is a film critic who appears on radio stations 3RRR and 3AW. Known for his vast knowledge of film, music and theatre he has fronted the radio showFilmbuff’s Forecastsince 1982.


This year filmmakers will be competing for a stack of cash and awards, including a $1,000 cash prize, a prize pack from Madman Entertainment and the Under 18 Category entrants are also in to win a place in Open Channel’s Under 18 training program. Selected films will also feature on the small screen, presented on Foxtel’s Aurora Community Channel as part of Youth Week 2011.

With your help and contribution the Hillside Film Festival will continue to support and foster creative storytelling from the youth of Victoria, and provide your students with an invaluable chance to take part in Victoria’s biggest and best film festival for youth.

To help your students be a part of Hillside Film Festival 2010, we would appreciate it if you could assist them in the application process. This year we are using ‘Without a Box’ online application software that is easy to use and can be found on our website

Entries close 9thDecember 2010.Films must be 15 minutes or under in length, and films or music videos must be made by people living in Victoria.

Should you have any enquiries, please contact us on (03) 9754 8723 during business hours or via email Interviews are also available on request.

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