Tag Archives: short film

2013 screen grants announced

By 15 January 2013

Joy Burch has announced the $80,000 first round of ACT Screen Arts Fund recipients:
“There are nine screen-based artists in this first round of $80,000 funding and I am delighted that a broad range of projects have been selected,” Ms Burch said.
James Batchelor, a talented young dancer and film maker, has been supported to make Ersatz [...]

Wild Things makes the cut for Flickerfest

By 10 January 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

ArtsACT are rather excited that a short film featuring Canberra public art has is getting a big audience:
The documentary Wild Things – featuring the ACT’s very own public artwork bush pack (nil tenure) – has been accepted to screen at the international short film festival Flickerfest on 20 January 2013 in Sydney. Wild Things documents [...]

Shorts in Winter – Short documentaries at The Front

By 11 September 2012

[ 11 September 2012 at 7:30 pm; ] We are a group of documentary filmmakers seeking new ways to make documentaries and meeting others who feel the same way.

This will be an evening of intriguing and sometimes challenging moments presented through a series of short documentaries. An opportunity to get together, watch and and discuss the art of non-fiction film with the aim of launching [...]

And they’re off and running for Lights! Canberra! Action!

By 25 February 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

If you see people being funny with cameras around town the next few weeks it’s because the Lights! Canberra! Action! film competition is running and they have a list of items to include.
And the items are:
– Australians of the year walk, Lake Burley Griffin, near The National Library
– ‘Acrobats’ sculpture or the ‘AMP Tower’ sculpture [...]

ELK and Father Bob in a tropfest movie

By 20 February 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

Legendary Canberra street artist ELK has been in a Tropfest video with Melbourne’s Father Bob Maguire.

Canberra, a great city just a short drive from Queanbeyan (Tourism Video)

By 19 February 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

“thisiscanberra” has posted this intriguing video onto YouTube with the following note:
A tourism video introducing Canberra, a great city just a short drive from Queanbeyan, and ranking it out of five stars.
It’s probably funnier than half of what you’ll see at Tropfest tonight.

Canberra Short Film Festival 2011

By 20 July 2011

[ 16 September 2011 to 18 September 2011. ]

The Canberra Short Film Festival has announced that they have successfully selected their semifinalists.

Now they move on for public screenings before announcing the winners:

Opening Night: Special Opening Night Film + Practising category from 6pm on Friday 16th September – audience votes in the People’s Choice Awards.

National Schools, Grass –Roots and Emerging from 5pm on Saturday [...]

REFRESH screening at The Front


[ 1 May 2011 at 5:00 pm; ]

Acclaimed international playwright and local ABC radio producer Melanie Tait has made a short film and it’s screening at The Front in Lyneham for one night only.

The Facebook event page has this to say:

We done made a short film.

If it had a tacky Hollywood tagline, the tagline would be thus:

“Some people you can’t help [...]

Gibraltar falls flowing – Video

By 9 December 2010

Adam Spence has sent in this video of the lovely Gibraltar Falls after the deluge.
(oh and for our many herpetologist readers, there are lizards in there too.)

Evolving Wall Animation in Braddon

By 29 November 2010

[First filed: Oct 17, 2008 @ 15:34}

Now here’s something cool to brighten your Friday with.
girlgeorgevision provides these details on YouTube:
Stop motion animation done on the wall inbetween the stores Itrip Iskip and Unit Concepts in Braddon ACT.
Check out
(If you’re wondering what the hell Itrip Iskip is, Ninaribena explains all)
UPDATE: I was sitting at Debacle [...]

Cutter – local short film

By 13 October 2010

Do you like your incidental music heavy, your dialogue light, and your camera work shaky and monochomatic?
If so this shortish locally made film by JaarGil0n is for you.
The shorter Part 2 is also available.


By 12 July 2010

We have had a great response to this year’s festival. 
Nonetheless, we are still keen to receive entries for all categories and most especially from the Canberra Region.
Films must be 1 – 20 mins in length. 
Entries are made by going to Withoutabox: 
Or visit our website for the link: for further [...]

Pirates are people too?

By 3 November 2009

[First Published on: Oct 31, 2009]

It dates from June, but this one has just come to my attention from the University of Canberra. Faculty of Arts and Design.
Good to see pirates getting the love they richly deserve.

ACTORS WANTED – Tropfest Film

By 19 October 2009

Two local filmmakers are seeking expressions of interest for a Tropfest film entitled ‘Yeah? And…’
The film is about a series of catastrophic events that commence after a simple cup of coffee.
The characters are:

CARLY – Early 20′s. A sexy, approachable, strong girl with a propensity for drama. Wide range of emotion. MUST BE COMFORTABLE WITH SEXUAL [...]

Canberra Short Film Festival Set to Be a Winner

By 12 October 2009

[ 12 October 2009 at 6:00 pm; ] Canberra’s 14th annual short film festival is ready and raring to go this week!

The Festival begins screening at the Dendy Cinemas in the Canberra Centre this coming Thursday evening 15 October and finishes on Saturday evening 17 October.

The first two sessions on Thursday evening (beginning at 6.30 PM) feature films made by young people and [...]

Canberra short film festival makes the California Chronicle

By 22 July 2009

The All Seeing Eye has turned up a curious plug for the Canberra Short Film Festival.
Running from 15 to 17 October the festival is still looking for entries until 30 September, so you’ve still got time to get cracking and get an entry in.
More details at the SilverSun website.

Anthony Capon – Project Runway Australia Finalist

By 15 July 2009

Former Canberran Anthony Capon is one of the twelve Project Runway Australia finalists. Before he moved to Melbourne, he lived on the Northside and completed his fashion studies at CIT. 
I remember going to school with him at St Francis Xavier College in Florey.  I hope that he does well, he is very talented.  He graduated from CIT top [...]

ACT Film Makers Network re-jigs, re-launchers

By 16 June 2009

If you’re making movies in Canberra, or thinking you’d like to make movies, you’ll be interested to know that the ACT Film Maker’s Network has had a major revamp and now has a new office, a new website and new lower membership fees.
They’re offering:
– Good quality filmmaking equipment for loan at reasonable rates. This is [...]

Sepia toned YouTube jiggliness down by the lake.

By 2 June 2009

We’re not going to embed this one as it’s a bit on the naughty side. But Rosebud has drawn my attention to a new addition to YouTube.
Posted by “velvetcorner” it comes with this note:
An Edwardian picnic by the lake takes an unusual turn as the scoundrel artist persuades the ladies to reveal more than they [...]

Southern Hills High

By 31 March 2009

Another Lights! Canberra! Action! entry has surfaced on YouTube, this one by “lookatmyshorts”, posted with the following note:
Southern Hills High is an award winning film created for the Lights! Canberra! Action! 2009 short film festival.
The Lights! Canberra! Action! theme this year was “Stake Out”
Welcome to Mr D’s excursion to Canberra where there is some confusion [...]

The Copyfighters

By 24 March 2009

Another Lights! Canberra! Action! entry, posted by RevLucio with the following note:

Harry and Wallace have no idea what they’re in for when they decide to download some music…

Some fun action sequences, a dash of “Secret Valley”, perhaps a bit patch in plot, dialogue and acting. I did like the General sporting stripes.

Two more Lights! Canberra! Action! entries

By 21 March 2009

Two more entries from the Lights! Canberra! Action! film making competition.

The first has been posted by MissingBits1 and is a bit of an extended music video (not sure about blue jeans on the metal heads, not sure about the songs either) as well as a remorseless drive for bonus points.

The second is called Worm Project [...]

Hang gliding over Lake George

By 24 February 2009

LimpJimmy’s posted this video on YouTube with the following note:
We had a job to do, so we did what we had to do, mostly. Thanks also to Andrew and Ed coming down for a bit of formation flying… it should look FANTASTIC on the big screen at the festival!
This kind of footage is being [...]

Tropfest 2009

By 23 February 2009

I love attending Tropfest in Canberra. It’s one of late summer’s best excuses to pull friends together, spread out the picnic blanket and watch 16 great short films. This year the films were all very entertaining and the perfect weather made for a great night. I think the event organisers do a good job [...]

Stromlo hardcore – 08 World Cup

By 18 February 2009

VolatileVisions has posted this beauty on YouTube with the following note:
Footage taken during Saturday practice day from the 2008 UCI Mountainbike World Cup, Mt Stromlo Canberra. Music courtesy of Anime Fire.
It’s really, really, beautifully done with that lovely vignette effect in the first half made famous by Top Gear.

It’s the scooter time

By 13 February 2009

Will we ever get sick of seeing kids fall over? This time it’s with scooters.
Coreykransky has posted this gem onto YouTube, shot in Tuggeranong. The music is Zebrahead – Falling apart.

Back to the Capital?

By 10 February 2009

One for fans of the “Back to the Future” franchise (and a convincing demonstration of why people should pay more attention in class). This piece of YouTube magic was posted by grantus84 with the following note:
Short Film made for Lights! Canberra! Action! 10-day film making competition in Canberra, Australia.
It is a comedy based on the [...]

And the winner is the CamBRA Boys!

By 29 March 2008

Last night (with the repeat shown at lunch today) Stateline showed the winning entry in the Lights! Canberra! Action! short film competition being “CamBRA Boys”. If you saw it you would have had a good chuckle, if you didn’t you should get the joke just from the name. Nice lame cameo from Simon Corbell at [...]

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