Film & TV

Get Your Shorts Ready!

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Australian filmmakers from around the globe compete for one of the best prize pools for short films in Australia, including the Gold Shorts first prize of a trip to Cannes Film Festival. Other awards include post production assistance for your next film, merit prizes for screenwriters; which include cash and prizes from film industry bodies and we have an award for young filmmakers.

As well as all that, your film might be selected as part of a showcase to be screened at the prestigious Rushes Soho Film Festival in the UK.

The next Shorts Film Festival will be held 9-16 April 2011 at Norwood Concert Hall, Norwood.

If you have a film less than 20 minutes, head to the Shorts website and enter today.

Earlybird Deadline is:  10 September 2010

Regular Deadline is: 3 December 2010

What is Shorts?

Shorts Film Festival stands alone as Australia’s only national short film festival and competition entirely dedicated to ensuring that the specialist craft of storytelling through film is fostered and celebrated. Films are judged on their ability to communicate a story so entries are welcomed from any genre.

The generous support of their sponsors allows Shorts to offer a spectacular prize pool worth in excess of $50,000, and sends the first prize winner to Cannes to experience the biggest film festival in the world.

The Festival:

Shorts presents a showcase of Australian talent across a week of lounge-style film screenings. Set in non-cinematic, eclectic venues such as Adelaide’s iconic Queen’s Theatre, Shorts is an intimate event that combines great film, fabulous food and a cocktail atmosphere to create a uniquely creative vibe. The festival is a fantastic opportunity for filmmakers, artists and the general public to mingle, creating an enthusiastic audience that’s fanatical about film.

Shorts presents a showcase of Australian talent across a week of lounge-style film screenings. Set in non-cinematic venues, Shorts is an intimate event that combines great film, fabulous food and a cocktail atmosphere to create a uniquely creative vibe. The festival is fantastic opportunity for filmmakers, artists, corporate and the general public to mingle, creating a very enthusiastic audience.

The festival continues to grow, attracting an audience of 1400 over 8 nights during the 2009 Festival. The festival also provides the opportunity for our major sponsors to entertain guests/clients at their ‘corporate evenings’.

Their audience is what they like to refer to as ‘eclectic thinkers’. They are not defined by age nor economics, what unites them is intelligence. They are thoughtful, willing to be provoked, admiring of creativity and looking for something new, interesting and edgy. They want to be a part of the experience – interacting, not just passively accepting.

Come and try if for yourself at the Shorts Film Festival, 9 – 16 April 2011 @ The Norwood Concert Hall.

To stay in touch with Shorts, sign up to their newsletter and you’ll receive news, views, special offers and more direct to your inbox. Head to their website (http://shortsfilmfestival.com/) to sign up!

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