Got an idea for a short film? Enter the Peninsula Short Film Festival now.
The Peninsula Short Film Fest, proudly presented by Peninsula Hot Springs, is now calling for entries and invites filmmakers of any level to submit a film, of up to eight minutes in length, by Friday 19, December 2014.
Festival Director, Australian Actor Steve Bastoni, says the Festival is open to filmmakers of any level, “If you have a great idea, grab a camera and start filming.”
A first prize of $5K is on offer as well as prizes of $2.5K and $1,250 for second and third. Plus Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera 2.5K and other cool prizes.
“Last year’s finalists have gone on to show their short film at Festivals all over the world including Los Angeles’ New Wave International Film Festival, Bucharest IFF and Tehran IFF. Peninsula Short Film Fest provides filmmakers with the opportunity to receive industry acknowledgment and have their films seen by people like Fred Schepisi, Russell Crowe and other well respected industry professionals., It really offers a grassroots chance to launch a filmmaking career”, said Steve.
“Last year’s winner, Thom Neal for KINGS was awarded the Australian Cinematographers Society’s Emerging Cinematographer of the Year – a huge gong for any filmmaker. and Nic Barker’s Pint which took out third prize at PSFF 2014 also won Best Directing and Editing at Los Angeles New Wave Film Festival and was nominated for 6 Maverick Movie Awards in LA . Both of these short films premiered at PSFF”, added Steve.
The Festival will be held on Saturday February 7, 2015 at the Village Green in Rosebud, right next to the Rosebud Foreshore. FREE Entry, head down with a picnic blanket from 6pm.
Shortlisted films will be judged on the night by a panel of industry professionals including Producers, Directors and Actors.
The 12 finalists will be announced in January 2015. The winners judged and announced on the night, Saturday February 7, 2015.
There is a $30 (+ GST) entry fee and entries are accepted from Australia and overseas.
You can find out more about the festival here.