Film, Audio, Media, RMIT

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Social Shorts

This is the fourth year of #SocialShorts, which showcases the work of Australia’s talented short filmmakers. The competition will run for three weeks across three categories – Comedy, Drama and Open – with each category owning the spotlight for a week. Audiences can vote for their favourite short films in each category and are encouraged to share their favourites across social media. The winning film for each category announced at the start of the following week.

Those who vote also have the chance to win a double pass to the 7th AACTA Awards presented by Foxtel, including flights and accommodation.


It may be of interest to you that we have a number of short films from Victoria competing in the comedy category this year:



We greatly appreciate any promotion you are able to do, and if you would like any further information or marketing assets, please don’t hesitate to contact me. For further info on #SocialShorts and to watch and vote for the films,


AACTA Awards

Entries for the 7th AACTA Awards are now open across feature film, documentary, short film, television and the new Online Video or Series categories. Head to for more information on eligibility criteria for each category and how to enter.

CineSpace, a short film competition that is inspired by, and utilises actual NASA video footage.

For the second year in a row, NASA and Houston Cinema Arts Society are inviting filmmakers around the world to participate in CineSpace, a short film competition that is inspired by, and utilizes actual NASA video footage.

Eligible submissions include short video, film, and digital-media works of 10 minutes or less. CineSpace is seeking films from all genres and styles including but not limited to: experimental, narrative, documentary, comedy, drama, animation, ambient, music videos, re-mix, sports, horror, and underground.

Prize Details: The total prize purse for this competition is USD 26,000. In addition to monetary prizes, winners shall receive tremendous exposure for their work.

Application Instructions: Last date for submission is July 31, 2016. No entry fee is required.

Guidelines/ Registration Link: You may visit the CineSpace 2016 challenge page to register and to check out last year’s winners and finalists.



CHOYA Competition for Japanese Film Festival 2015

CHOYA Motion Graphic 2nd Competition for Japanese Film Festival 2015

We CHOYA Umeshu Co.,Ltd, hereby announce to organize Motion Graphic 2nd Competition for 15 seconds promo at Japan Film Festival 2015.


Context: CHOYA will sponsor Japanese Film Festival (

which is to tour Australia & New Zealand in 7 cities during Oct.-Dec. 2015.

Total audience was 33,000 and more than 300 film sessions in 2014.

Theme: CHOYA Soda

CHOYA with Soda would be perfect drink for ladies to show new way to drink for coming summer season. We would like to appeal its freshness.

Design need: 15 seconds promo to be screened during the festival films.

Category: Motion Graphics / Broadcast Design, Experimental, Video Art, 2D /

3D Animation, Short Documentary, Short Film, and Others

(Best promo in 2014: by Tom

Ewart, UTS in Sydney Australia)

What needs to be included in the design: CHOYA jingle (1 second at the beginning) and CHOYA Classic bottle with a glass with CHOYA Soda

Aspect ratio: 16:9

Frame rate: 25 frames per second (PAL if movie shot) Resolution: 1080p (1920×1080) File format: AVI, MOV, MPEG (all OK)

Applicant eligibility: Any students older than 18 years in Australia or New Zealand

(group entry is also acceptable)

Enter our short video competition to win $1000

YWCA Queensland are hosting a nationwide short video competition on Healthy relationships and we are looking for entries from all over Australia!

for more details head to

The FFL Agency is calling for great shorts!

If you are ready to start you festival run and need professional help, the FFL Agency is there to create a tailor made festival strategy and manage the time consuming and chaotic submission process across multiple channels on your behalf. Submit your film for consideration and get the chance to become part of the FFL Agency roaster.”

Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia in Tokyo, Japan.

This is Shoko Takegasa from Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia in Tokyo, Japan.

I’d like to inform you that we currently open call for entries. The festival will be held in June, 2016.

We accept submissions via shortfilmdepot ( and all rules and regulations are also available on our website (

It would be great if you could consider submission of your students’ films.

Human Rights Arts & Film Festival

Submissions are now open for HRAFF 2016
The annual Human Rights Arts & Film Festival is devoted to the exploration of human rights issues through art, film, music and conversation. We envision a diverse and vibrant cultural community that is engaged with human rights.

Submit your film for the opportunity to move and inspire HRAFF audiences, and be a part of the premier human rights art and film festival in Australia.

Key Dates:

EarlyBird closes 16 October 2015 (discounts apply)

Features close 30 October 2015

Shorts close 27 November 2015


Early Bird

Features (Standard / WAB Discount) $40.00 / $35.00

Shorts (Standard / WAB Discount) $25.00 / $20.00

Student Shorts (Standard / WAB Discount) $20.00 / $15.00


Features (Standard / WAB Discount) $50.00 / $45.00

Shorts (Standard / WAB Discount) $30.00 / $25.00

Student Shorts (Standard / WAB Discount) $25.00 / $20.00

For more information and to submit visit Action Sports Film Fest Action Sports Film Fest is here – prizes including 3K cash, an internship, plus national & international screenings should get lords of the lens inspired.

Right now, our online film competition is open to all action sports films you can imagine! The films will be screened across Australia in November at events designed to celebrate creativtiy and action sports. Each event will award local winners of the online comp plus host discount bevvys and no shortage of legends.

Judging this thing are some huge names in film. Albert Falzon, the father of surfings creative soul, Eddie Martin, documentary filmmaker best know for All this Mayhem & NZ backcountry filmmaker Heath Patterson.

Our event is designed to really engage people. With all ticket sales from event going straight into prize money and 1% of all income going to environmental causes.

All this and plenty more to get amongst at

Proudly supported by Garage Entertainment, Jagermeister, Boardworld, Audio-Technica, NZ Surfing Mag, Adventure Magazine & NZ Ski & Snow Mag

Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival – Short Film Competition

We are on from the 4th – 8th of November, 2015 and  are now calling for entries to our Short Film Competition (for more information, please visit:

Willoughby Shorts Film Festival

Lights. Camera. ACTION!

Willoughby Shorts Film Festival, Sydney’s fastest growing student film festival is back. Entries are now open to Australian students aged 12 -25 years of age.

What we are looking for:

  • Australian Student
  • 12 – 25 years old
  • Short films that run under 10 minutes
  • An original production, made within the last two years.
  • Categories: Animation, documentary and narratives.

Selected entries will be screened on the giant Urban Screen in Chatswood on Friday 9 October, with a prize pool of $5000 in total value to the winning filmmakers.

Our panel of judges include Lucy Keeler/Nick Tory (Ample Projects), Mick Jones (Filthy Look Films) and Wendy Gray (AFTRS).

Entries close Friday, 28 August. 


Viral video competition: Purifier

Focus: Create a video promoting Purifier’s new iPhone app that displays humour or interest potentially resulting in virality.
Deadline: 11 October 2013
Submissions: Please upload the video to YouTube as ‘unlisted’ and send a direct link to
Prize: Winner will take away three double passes to Frontier Touring gigs this year, and if the viral video is used in the Purifier marketing campaign, $1,000 cash as payment for their idea.
Brief: Purifier is currently developing a brand new iPhone app to accompany our website, and we need a viral video to help promote the app on launch as part of our marketing and social media campaign. It doesn’t need to be ‘professional’ or ‘slick’. It just needs to be engaging and shareable, whilst communicating that Purifier’s new app is available for download now on the iTunes store.
Key marketing messages:Please use one of the following marketing messages as part of the viral video your create:1. Purify your life… with Purifier2. Connect your music world3. Let music find you
Tone: Purifier is cool, fun, young, fresh, modern, connected, an insider, cheeky and at times provocative.
Viral video reference examples:
About Purifier: Tired of wasting countless hours trawling websites, blogs, socials and videos for the music content you want? Purifier makes following, sharing and discovering music easy.

Purifier demo video:

For more information or Purifier assets: Email

film comp

My name is Sean Wilkinson and I am responsible for the Consumer and Digital Marketing for the bicycle accessories brand Knog and just wanted to touch base with you regarding a competition that we are currently running.

As you may have heard, Knog are currently in the process of organising the first ever Knog Film Festival here in sunny Melbourne. There will be some pretty incredible prizes up for grabs such as a Tern Bike, Globe x Knog Cruiserboard, Rapha apparel, Timbuk 2 messenger bags, Knog gear and loads more prizes soon to be announced.

What we’re asking is for people to put together a short video (about 15-30 seconds) of their “No Ordinary Night”. Shock, scare, amuse and entertain us! All we ask is that the footage is filmed at night and captures your imagination! These can be Instagram, Vine or Youtube videos etc. so you do not need to have any filming experience to enter.

This competition is open to anyone and the awards night will take place on the 12th October at Baron Said in Melbourne.


I’m sending this email out to let you know that our festival has just
started accepting short film submissions for the 2014 edition.

We take short films under 25min. produced after June, 2012 in any genre and
Japan premiere status is also required.

Screen It: national filmmaking competition for students

Screen It

Screen It is Australia’s national film, animation and game making competition for school-aged students. Designed to encourage imagination and inventiveness in primary and secondary school students, Screen It fosters a new generation of young media makers.
Unlike other student film competitions, Screen It is designed to provide rich education outcomes for participants with comprehensive education packs provided to assist in the production process.

Registrations for Screen It 2013 are now open!

Fancy yourself a filmmaker? Think you can match Adam Elliot in the animation stakes? Want to show off your skills as a video game maker? Then get ready to enter this year’sScreen It competition for your chance to create something amazing and win some awesome prizes!
A national moving image competition for primary and secondary students, Screen It is designed to encourage and foster the next generation of young moving image makers.
This year, Screen It entrants are asked to create works responding to the theme:


All things in the universe connect in one way or another. How do we connect and why? In what ways do we connect? What connections are most important or interesting to us?
We want you to take this universal theme and make it your own using digital media. Your work can be in the form of an animation, live action film or videogame. The winning entries will be the ones judged most innovative, exciting and individual. There are some great prizes to be won, so get those thinking caps on!

Register now online. Registration is free and you will receive all our Screen It updates, including access to comprehensive online resources and interactive production tools.

Merit Equity Film Comp

Merit Equity is running a competition which may be of interest to your advertising and film students. We are looking for students to create short films to promote our program and the issues we are hoping to address. There are some great prizes to be won: $3,000 for first place, $1,000 for second and an iPad 2 for third.

Merit Equity is an initiative which aims to soon provide private sector funding to university students who are struggling to make ends meet. So the film could promote our business directly or indirectly by, for example, emphasising the need for more student funding.

This is great opportunity for students to develop their skills in an industry context and get their work noticed. If you think this is something your students would be interested in, please let us know and we’ll be happy to send you some flyers or posters to hand out (also see PDF attached). Alternatively, you can direct them to our website for more details (


SCRIPT WRITERS  Do you have a short film script that you are keen to have produced?

Do you have a short film script that you are keen to have produced?
Colour Me Films is an award-winning Melbourne based production studio
that aims to enhance the careers of emerging writers/film makers.
Currently we are calling for submissions of  2-8 minute scripts for
the production of animated or animated-live action short films.
For the selected applicant, Colour Me Films is offering a
collaboration to develop your script into a short film to be submitted
to local and international film festivals.
We are specifically interested in “tween” audiences and
material that is interesting, relevant, stimulating and challenging to
8-12 year olds. That said, we are open to all submissions and
partnerships so please don’t feel restricted by that age bracket.
To present your idea, please send the following to no later than Friday 2nd September.
–      1 line outline
–      1 paragraph synopsis
–      Script for a duration of two to eight minute production
Note: we take intellectual property and copyright very seriously so
please ensure that all materials you submit are named, dated and state
“copyright <your name>, <date>”.

Colour Me Films is an award-winning Melbourne based production studio that aims to enhance the careers of emerging writers/film makers. Currently we are calling for submissions of  2-8 minute scripts for the production of animated or animated-live action short films. For the selected applicant, Colour Me Films is offering a collaboration to develop your script into a short film to be submitted to local and international film festivals. We are specifically interested in “tween” audiences and material that is interesting, relevant, stimulating and challenging to 8-12 year olds. That said, we are open to all submissions and partnerships so please don’t feel restricted by that age bracket. To present your idea, please send the following to no later than Friday 2nd September.

–      1 line outline

–      1 paragraph synopsis

–      Script for a duration of two to eight minute production

Note: we take intellectual property and copyright very seriously so please ensure that all materials you submit are named, dated and state “copyright <your name>, <date>”.

Screen Australia and ABC TV Documentaries are calling for proposals from emerging filmmakers nationwide.
Opening Shot is a series of up to 6 x 29-minute documentary films made by filmmakers 35 years and under to premiere at prime time as a series on ABC2, a channel that aims to surprise, enthuse and provoke. The films will engage a broad audience, especially viewers aged 25–39.
We are looking for films with something to say. The series will be a window into contemporary Australian life that is insightful and entertaining. The stories and treatments will be compelling and promotable.
Apart from these broad parameters, the films will reflect the personal talents and vision of their makers. They will employ a range of different storytelling devices. They will move forward the careers of their authors.
The Commissioning Editor for the ABC will be Head of Documentaries, Alan Erson. Screen Australia will also appoint an Executive Producer to the projects

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