Film, Audio, Media, RMIT

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

Month: July 2011

takecare {out} there Short Film Competition

takecare {out} there Short Film Competition Gathering Steam in the lead-up to Melbourne Fringe Gala Screening
The ALSO Foundation, the peak body for GLBTIQ affairs, invites emerging filmmakers across ALL levels to submit entries for the inaugural Take Care {out} There Short Film Competition.  Films must address or include sexual health and relationship issues to be in with a chance of winning $4500 of prizes and be judged by award-winning directors Tony Ayres and Ana Kokkinos.

Take Care {out} There is modelled on Make A Film, Make A Difference, TAC’s short film competition based around road safety.  The contest is open to anyone with a completed or in-production work that addresses sexual health or relationship issues around sexual health.

1st Prize: $2500 Cash, $1000 of Film Equipment Hire from Open Channel
2nd Prize: $500 Cash, $500 of Film Equipment Hire from Open Channel

The ALSO foundation is looking for films between 30 seconds and 15 minutes.  Be it a shaky, handheld iPhone or a fully produced short film, the emphasis is on the creative delivery of a message.

Creative individuals, community groups and student filmmakers are invited to submit their films to be in with a chance of having their films screened across a range of festivals and a gala screening to be held at Treasury Theatre on Tuesday 4 October as a special event of the Melbourne Fringe Festival.

The deadline for submission has been extended to Friday 16 September and entry forms can be downloaded from or direct from the ALSO Foundation L8 – 225 Bourke St, Melbourne or calling 9660 3900

Filmmaker enquiries to: or call 9660 3905
Event enquiries to: or call 9660 3900

International Competition of Internet Video on Cocoa and Chocolate.

We are glad to invite you to participate in theInternational Competition of Internet Video on Cocoa and Chocolate.

The competitiontakes place within the context of the multidisciplinary projectMetamorphoses of Cocoa: Society, Economy, Culture. Within the theme, fit issues related to cocoa production and chocolate consumption, from the cultivation of cocoa to its ecological and social effects, through political implications and conflicts, to issues related to wealth, status, and chocolate’s power of attraction and seduction.

We are sending below an invitation with the link to the website of the contest:

Show Me Shorts Film Festival

Australian filmmakers still have time to submit a short film for the 2011 Show Me Shorts Film Festival and be part of a selection of the very best short films from around the world, screening throughout cinemas in New Zealand this November.

After five years as New Zealand’s leading film festival, Show Me Shorts is going global this year with the addition of a new, out of competition international category. For the first time, entries are open to short films from outside of New Zealand and Australia. The best of the international entrants will join the selection of Australasian shorts in screenings nationwide from 3 November. Don’t miss out on your chance to be involved! .

The deadline for submitting your film for the sixth annual Show Me Shorts Film Festival has been extended by one week to 11 July.  See the website for full guidelines and details about how to enter your film:

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