The call for entries for the 5th Sunshine Short Film Festival is now open and closes Wednesday 25th September 2016
“Knights of Sunshine” is the theme for the 2016 Sunshine Short Film Festival competition the only community based film festival in the west. Both budding and accomplished film makers are invited to enter an original film five minutes or less featuring their very own interpretation of the theme – ingenuity and creativity is encouraged and compete for a share of the $10,000 total prize pool.
The categories for entry this year are PRIMARY for those films that feature primary school children involved in key creative roles in the production (script, conception), SECONDARY for films that feature secondary school children in key creative or production roles and the OPEN for everybody else.
Judging is by popular vote and there are lots of prizes to be won. The prize for the winning primary school entry is $500. There are three prizes for secondary school entries: 3rd place wins $500, 2nd place $1,000 and 1st place gets $2,000. The winner in the open category gets a massive $5,000 cash prize. We also have a $500 judge’s prize awarded for artistic and cinematic merit open to all entries in all categories. This year will also see the introduction of the prestigious Millennium Trophy which will be a highly sort after award symbolizing achievement with-in the industry. Further to the above there will prizes and giveaways for audience participation on the “Knight”.
All finalists’ films will be screened at Village Cinemas Sunshine on Friday 28th October at a red carpet, gala event.
Bruce White, Chair of the Sunshine Business Association and Director SSFF is looking forward to an outstanding festival for 2016. “The quantity and quality of the films has improved remarkably over the last few festivals.” Bruce said. “Last year we got over 60 entries including ones from France and Germany. We are putting Sunsine and our local artists on the international map . That is what the festival is all about.
For more information visit www.sunshinefilmfestival.com.au