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2017 Sunshine Short Film Festival News

In Conversation Series #1

Jaime BrownIN CONVERSATION SERIES #1 with Jaime Brown (Free Event Thur 24 August)


The Sunshine Short Film Festival is very pleased to present the first of our IN-CONVERSATION series of chats with notable professionals from all aspects of the film industry, and who better to launch this exciting new program than local-boy-made-very-good, JAIME BROWN.

Hailed by The Hollywood Reporter as "one of the most intriguing and exciting writers to emerge from Australia in recent times.”

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Star Weekly - Short Film Fest Returns

Steve and Bruce - Star Weekly June 2017

Published in The Star 26th June 2017 by Ewen McRae

The Sunshine Short Film Festival is open for another year, with organisers this year asking entrants to showcase ‘Brilliant Sunshine’.

The festival has grown each year since its original incarnation in 2012 when there were just seven entries, and co-ordinator Steve Pereira expects another bumper crop of films.

“We got just seven in the first year before we begged and pleaded a bit to get some more entries,” Mr Pereira said.

“Since then we’ve been embraced by the local community and last year we had 65 entries across the three categories.

“There’s a whole lot of local film makers, and they really come out in force for this.”

Mr Pereira said the Brilliant Sunshine theme was deliberately open for interpretation and he was looking forward to seeing a variety of films.

“You can take that literally or metaphorically, which is the beauty of it,” he said.

“It’s also a good opportunity for ethnic film makers to take control of how they’re perceived on the big screen, steer clear of stereotypes and really promote Sunshine in a positive light.”

The prize pool for the festival is $10,000, including a $5000 prize for the grand prize. All films must be under five minutes duration.

Entries in the three categories (Primary, Secondary and Open) will be taken until August 25, with finalists screened at a September 22 event.


Original article: http://www.starweekly.com.au/news/short-film-fest-returns/


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Sunshine Short Film Festival 2017

Sunshine Short Film Festival 2017

The Important Stuff

  • Festival Screening Date: Friday 22 September 2017 at Village Cinemas Sunshine
  • Deadline for Entry: 5pm Friday 25 August 2017
  • Total Prize Pool: $10,000 including a $5,000 Judges Award for the Best Film
  • Main Prize: Judges Award
  • Secondary Prize: Popular Vote
  • Festival Theme: "Brilliant Sunshine". Film makers are encouraged to interpret the theme as creatively as they wish. "Brilliant Sunshine" doesn't need to be the central motif, all you need to do is reference it at least once visually or in sound.
  • Registration and Entry: FREE. Please register with us even if you don’t intend to submit a film. It’s good to know that you support the festival.

Categories for Entry

  • Primary School Category for films intended for a primary school audience and/or that feature primary school children involved in key creative roles in the production (script, conception, production).
  • Secondary School Category for films that feature secondary school students involved in key creative roles in the production.
  • Open Category for everyone else.

Open Category Secondary Schools Primary Volunteer

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