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 websitehttp://hillsidefilmfestival.com/.

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 atinfo@hillsidefilmfestival.com. Interviews are also available on request.