Entries now open for the 2017 St Kilda Film Festival

Entries for the coveted St Kilda Film Festival competitions are now open. Both emerging filmmakers and industry professionals are being called on to submit their creative works in the following categories; Australia’s Top 100 Short Film Competition, The SoundKILDA Music Video Competition, and Under the Radar for filmmakers under the age of 21.

Commencing Thursday 18 May until Saturday 27 May 2017, the Festival will once again see the St Kilda Town Hall transformed into a hub of culture and arts, boasting state-of-the-art cinema technology and a thriving Festival Lounge.

Continuing to build on an already strong industry reputation, each year the Festival gains even greater momentum. St Kilda Film Festival is the ideal stepping-stone for budding filmmakers, film industry workers and creatives seeking international opportunities and recognition.

Celebrating its 34th anniversary in 2017, the St Kilda Film Festival, proudly presented and produced by the City of Port Phillip, will screen the Top 100 Short Film entries received with a prize pool that totals over $50,000 worth of cash and in-kind craft awards, including a $10,000 prize for Best Short Film.

Accredited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Festival is an Academy Awards® qualifying event – with winning films from St Kilda Film Festival eligible for consideration in the OSCARS® Short Film and Documentary Short Subject Awards.

The ever-popular SoundKILDA Music Video Competition is back again, with prizes awarded in three categories: Best Music Video, Cinematography and Craft. An Audience Choice Award is also voted for and presented on the night of the screening.

Applicants for the Australia’s Top 100 Short Film Competition and the SoundKILDA Music Video Competition can enter at stkildafilmfestival.com.au before Friday 27 January 2017. Both competitions are open to Australian residents only. Entries submitted prior to 31 December will receive early bird pricing rates of $35 per submission, with application rates in the New Year rising to $39.

Filmmakers under 21 are also invited to enter their work in the 2017 Under the Radar Competition, an initiative of the City of Port Phillip’s Youth Services division. With successful entrants screening as part of the St Kilda Film Festival, Under the Radar provides an opportunity for young filmmakers to show their work in an internationally recognised film festival. The City of Port

Phillip strives to encourage young filmmakers to pursue their craft further and foster future stars of cinema – both in front of and behind the camera.

To keep up to date on the St Kilda Film Festival here.

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