Entries now open for BOFA Devil Short Film Competition

It’s time for film makers to get creative and submit their entry for the 2014 BOFA Devil Short Film Competition.

Festival Director Owen Tilbury sees the annual short film competition as an important element of the BOFA Film Festival.

“Many of today’s professional film makers got their start making short films, and we hope this competition will help to promote tomorrow’s Australian directors and cinematographers.”

The competition is open to all resident Australian film makers; films should be less than 15 minutes in length and must have been made in the last five years.

Audiences at BOFA 2014 will see up to 30 of the short films selected in competition, screened before feature length films and documentaries at the Festival.

The winner and other finalist short film makers will be publicly recognised at a special Festival film industry presentation event on Saturday afternoon (5.30pm, 8th November) in the Tasmanian Design Centre.

The winner receives $1000, a VIP BOFA Festival Pass and a hand crafted glass BOFA Devil Award, designed and made by renowned Tasmanian master glassblower James Dodson.

All short film makers whose films will be screened at BOFA 2014 will receive a BOFA Festival Pass to see 8 films of their choice.

Judging this year will be by a national panel of film lovers recruited through a crowd-sourcing promotion You Be the Short Film Judge, and the highest ranked film will be the winner.

The community judges will assess films on them on two criteria: quality of story telling and quality of film making.

Entries must be submitted through FilmFestivalLife by Friday, August 1.

You can find out more about the 2014 BOFA Devil Short Film Competition and an entry form here.

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