The Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN) has joined forces with the Live Music Office and the internationally accredited St Kilda Film Festival to use short film to raise awareness about the importance of contemporary live music to the lives of everyday Australians.
Filmmakers, musicians and lovers of Australian film and music are encouraged to join in by submitting a 1 minute film into the inaugural I Love Live Music 60-second film competition.
St Kilda Film Festival Director Paul Harris says, “The marriage of filmmakers and musicians is an important development in the evolution of both art forms. The St Kilda Film Festival’s SoundKILDA event on 26 May 2016 is the perfect platform to screen the ten finalists, alongside a stellar program of international and national music video clips.”
From the field of ten finalists, the overall winner will be announced on the night of SoundKILDA, Australia’s premiere music video competition, with over $12,000 worth of prizes to be awarded at a national level.
Film-makers across Australia are being asked to collaborate with local home town musicians to make a 60-second film in any genre and any style that addresses at least one of the following themes:
- Imagine life without live Australian music
- What I love about live Australian music
- What live Australian music means to me
Chairman of the Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN) Patrick Donovan says, “We’re looking for something original, emotive, informative or humorous to help spread the word about the social, cultural and economic benefits of contemporary music. Artists such as Gotye have broken through globally in recent years through viral videos so the potential is unlimited for the careers of the musicians and producers with the best submissions.’’
Major cash and in-kind prizes are being awarded by NXTGIG app, APRA AMCOS, Allans Billy Hyde, Sensaphonics Australia, Palace Cinemas, the Travel Beyond Group and SAE Institute Australia.
The closing date for submissions is 1 April 2016 and entry is free so be quick and get your creative juices flowing! For more information on the competition visit the AMIN website at www.amin.org.au.