2019 theme: Sunshine Re-Vamped

Over $10,000 in Prizes!

2019 Winners

And another fabulous festival screening! Thanks to all who came out and congrats to the winners. Photos from the big night soon...

And the winners are... drum roll....

Primary School Category

  • BLOODY MARY

    First - Bloody Mary

    BY JESSICA GERGER
    A community consultation on how to Re-Vamp Sunshine takes a turn for the spooky. Hmm, wonder if the vampires and werewolves had anything to do with that?

  • THE SCARY SECRET OF SUNSHINE HEIGHTS

    Second - The Scary Secret of Sunshine Heights

    BY SUNSHINE HEIGHTS PRIMARY SCHOOL GRADE 5A MULTIMEDIA
    Five friends discover a secret buried long ago at their school. Is history repeating itself?

  • MONSTER SCHOOL

    Third - Monster School

    BY SUNSHINE HEIGHTS PRIMARY SCHOOL GRADE 6A MULTIMEDIA
    Don’t press strange buzzers on Halloween; otherwise, you might just raise the evil dead, and then you are going to be in so much trouble as these students find out.

Secondary School Category

  • MILK

    First - Milk

    BY CLANCY TATE
    Gotta check the expiration date on those milk containers. Dave doesn’t and see what happens to him!

  • KOOL WIZARDS

    Second - Kool Wizards

    BY ORLANDO CATTOGGIO AND SAMUEL ROBERG
    Orlando and Samuel take part in the Grand Wizards’ Challenge. Danger abounds. Will they get that very grand prize?

  • THE PATCH

    Third - The Patch

    BY JORDAN LENTINI
    Genelle and her father, John, love their veggie patch. Hell hath no fury when a dastardly villain attempts to step on their patch.

Open Category

  • THE STAREY BAMPIRE

    First - The Starey Bampire

    BY DANIEL FARMER AND ADAM BIGUM
    3-year-old Elvie Farmer has her very own take on a scary vampire story. Sunscreen!! Why has nobody thought of sunscreen before?

  • QUICK BITE

    Second - Quick Bite

    BY LUKE PYE, RON BROWN AND DREW DRAGO
    Sunshine gamer girl has a sweet day of gaming day planned, but when her Papa comes to visit plans change and so will your perception of Sunshine.

  • STRANGER THINGS

    Third - Stranger Encounters

    BY OLIVER CRAWFORD SMITH AND OLIVER BAILY
    In a dystopian future, renowned poet Teddy Brown shares two illuminating conversations, one with his chauffeur and the other with a wise bartender.

Judge’s Award

BEST FILM

The Starey Bampire by Daniel Farmer and Adam Bigum

FUNNIEST FILM

The Starey Bampire by Daniel Farmer and Adam Bigum

SSFF is an award winning festival in 2019

SSFF is an award winning festival in 2019!

About The 2019 Theme

We were looking for comedy on a Halloween theme: scary comedy.

Ghost stories, stories of mystery and magic, of the bizarre and the imaginative.

We were particularly interested in stories from different cultures; folklore, myths and legend. Give Halloween a particularly Australian, multicultural spin.

2019 Prize Pool

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Entrant Categories

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Primary School Category

Children have incredibly creative minds, and many primary schools throughout Melbourne enter. This provides the kids a unique experience, and a fantastic opportunity to show their hard work.

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Secondary School Category

With a world becoming increasingly visual with the growth of YouTube and other digital mediums, but there are still very few ways for a young film maker to be shown in a cinema. We believe that supporting these and all aspiring film-makers is crucial for the ever changing visual arts mediums. 

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Open Category

Each year, film makers from around Australia and even internationally enter their films to showcase their talent. 

With $10,000 in prizes, the Sunshine Film Festival is one of the best opportunities for lesser known filmmakers to reach an audience

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