5 April 2011

Canberra Short Film Festival calls for entries in 2011.

| johnboy
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The Canberra Short Film Festival is after entries from film makers at all levels of experience.

The 16th annual Canberra Short Film Festival is one of Australia’s premier film competitions and the meeting place for our hottest short filmmakers. 2 years ago, one of our Official Selection, Miracle Fish, has netted several international awards and an Academy Award nomination.

This year’s Festival will run at Dendy Cinemas over three glittering nights during Floriade from Friday 16th September through Sunday 18th September. Cash prizes (up to $1,500) will be awarded in four categories –National Schools, Grass–Roots, Emerging and Practising. There is also a People’s Choice award in each category.

The Canberra Short Film Festival categories have changed this year, in an effort to align them to the film-makers experience, rather than region of origin.

It is our hope that this will create a stronger but fairer competition. For every category, a film must
• be an Australian film
• be of less than 15 minutes duration
• be of any genre
• be completed in the previous 12 months

If the judges decide a film is not eligible for this category, the film-maker will have the option to withdraw the film or have it moved to a more appropriate category.

Entries can be made online up to 25 July.

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LMR, I only just realised the FilmNet closed down after reading your post, so I can’t help you with that.

If you’re on Facebook, search for a group called The Director’s Den. It’s a Canberra-focussed group that’s only just started, but a large number of local filmmakers are already subscribed.


On a similar note, does anyone know why the ACT Filmmakers Network has shut down? And are there any alternative groups in Canberra devoted to filmmaking?

Thanks in advance

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