Are you a movie fan? Ever dreamt about making your own film and seeing it on the big screen?
Entries are now open for the 2015 Adelaide Kids Film Festival, Australia’s biggest film festival for kids, by kids. Everybody aged 18 years and under is encouraged to get their hands on a camera and make a movie. Submission is free and open from now until 14 September.
There are no limits to the kids’ creativity when making a film and entries should address the festival’s 2015 theme, “Connections”.
Submissions must be under 10 minutes with three categories to choose from: Live-Action, Animation and Documentary. Prizes on offer include cameras and camera equipment to kick start a filmmaking career as well as movie passes, filmmaking vouchers, digital equipment, and more.
The Adelaide Kids Film Festival, now in its fifth year, is rapidly expanding with organisers expecting even more entries from across Australia and overseas. Previous festivals have attracted entries from as far away as Tibet, Columbia and Japan.
“Films are a great way for kids to express their creativity and develop their individual messages. Kids have a lot to say and the Adelaide Kids Film Festival gives them the chance to put their ideas into a movie and also provides a platform to showcase their talent, “ says festival director Chloe Gardner.
The festival is backed by big names including Emmy Award winning film director, Mario Andreacchio, and internationally acclaimed singer and songwriter Sia Furler, who have been patrons since its inception in 2011.
“Movies and moving images are a big part of our lives. This festival is a great opportunity for kids all across Australia to get their ideas onto a big screen and reach out to an audience. They get the chance to create films that entertain and inspire others, while capturing something special about what it means to be “connected”. I am a big movie fan myself and I wish I had the opportunity when I was young to get involved in something this big, ” Sia says.
The eye-catching poster for the 2015 festival was designed by Michal Hughes as part of a competition held throughout May.
The festival, held from 23-31 October 2015, will showcase and nurture the talents of young filmmakers over eight days of screenings and Q&A sessions with industry professionals. For more information or to submit a film visit www.akff.com.au.