The 3rd West End Film Festival is calling for entries for the 2012 program. Filmmakers are encouraged to enter Australian short films from all genres including drama, documentary, animation and music clips.
The festival welcomes first-time and established filmmakers and creative producers to enter their unique works. A selection of the best entries will be showcased as part of the 2012 program at West End’s Rumpus Cinema, and will also be in the running for cash prizes.
Entries close 31 December 2011, and it is free to submit a film.
Submission details are available at www.westendfilmfestival.com.au
Climate scientists from Macquarie University, the University of Melbourne and Monash University have launched a short film competition, Green Screen: Climate Fix Flicks.
Professors Tim Flannery, Lesley Hughes and Ann Henderson-Sellers are seeking film submissions of between 30 seconds and five minutes that communicate positive messages about a zero or low carbon, clean energy future. Fifteen films will be shortlisted and publicly screened in Sydney around the Australian Film Festival in March 2012. Entries will be judged by a panel of well-known artists, film-makers and scientists including Kimble Rendall (Matrix and I, Robot) and Professor Tim Flannery.
The winning entry will receive $5000, up to five films will be awarded ‘highly commended’ prizes of $500 each, and there is a people’s choice award worth $2500. Participants are encouraged to push their creative boundaries! This competition is a great opportunity to have work seen by high profile film and television professionals as well as audiences around the country.
Deadline for submissions is February 10th 2012. See www.greenscreen.org.au for further details and official entryform.