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|Australian Short films under 20 minutes
|Asia Pacific Shorts
|NON AUSTRALIAN FILMS from the following countries New Zealand, South East Asia and Asia Pacific are invited to enter this category.
•Only entries with significant input from your country of origin are eligible for the Shorts Film Festival Asia Pacific Category and to compete in competition for Best International Short Film. The Festival Manager's decision is final
•Shorts Film Festival is open to all genres
•Films must be no longer than 20 minutes
•Films must have been completed after 1 June 2011
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Shorts Film Festival is a national festival and competition, based in Adelaide:
- championing and rewarding excellence in cinematic storytelling through valuable industry prizes and opportunities;
- showcasing quality short films in a relaxed salon-style lounge venue;
- celebrating short films with the community, and generating new audiences; and
- fostering an international exchange program with the UK's prestigious Rushes Soho Shorts Festival.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Shorts Film Festival stands alone as the only national short film festival and competition in Australia that is dedicated entirely to fostering the specialist craft of storytelling on screen. This festival only accepts entries from either the Australian Shorts Category (for Australian made films) or the Asia Pacific Shorts Category for films from that region.
Shorts awards excellence in cinematic storytelling, and accepts short films across all genres including drama, documentary, claymation, animation, comedy, action, thrillers, and musical drama.
The total prize pool is in excess of $50,000 value.
Shorts champions the work of filmmakers by providing quality prizes that are generously presented by its festival partner companies (national and state), and government organisations. The Shorts Film Festival offers film makers significant career development opportunities, access to state-of-the-art production services and equipment, as well as cash prizes.
Prizes are awarded according to the storytelling strengths of the outstanding selected films, and are judged by highly recognised film-industry practitioners in both Adelaide and interstate.
Sharee Kinnaird (Festival Manager)
Only entries submitted into their correct categories will be considered (Australian or Asia Pacific) for the Film Festival competition. The Festival Manager’s decision is final.
All entries must be submitted online at Withoutabox.
You must agree to the Terms & Conditions below.
Shorts Film Festival is open to all genres.
Films must be no longer than 20 minutes.
Films must have been completed after 1 June 2011.
The award for the Gold or Silver Shorts or any Merit prize (excluding the Best Screenwriter Merit) will be presented to the film-maker/s (at least one of director, producer, screenwriter). The Best Screenwriter Merit prize will be awarded to the screenwriter.
To meet the criteria for the Black Shorts Prize the film-maker/s (at least one of director, producer, screenwriter) is/are of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, identifying as an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, and recognized in the community.
To meet the criteria for the Young Film-maker Prize the film-maker/s (at least one of director or producer, screenwriter) must be under the age of 26 at the time of entry.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
SHOWING YOUR FILM
By entering Shorts Film Festival you agree that we may screen your film or use your publicity stills prior to the festival for publicity purposes. We may also copy and screen your film for judging, media review purposes or screening for exhibition. You also agree that Shorts Film Festival, a not-for-profit organisation, may also screen your film at occasional fundraising events after the main festival. We will always contact you (or a nominated filmmaker) to inform you of these events
SHOWING YOUR FILM AT RUSHES SOHO SHORTS
By entering Shorts Film Festival you agree that, should your film be selected, we can choose to include it in our next Rushes Soho Shorts (UK) showcase. We will contact you (or a nominated filmmaker) to let you know that the film has been selected.
By entering Shorts Film Festival you are confirming that you hold all appropriate rights to the actors, music, etc. By entering you release the Shorts Film Festival from any claim and all responsibilities relating to or arising from its use of the film.
The filmmaker and its agents agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Shorts Film Festival, its board, judges and sponsors – individually and collectively – from claims, demands, losses, damages, costs, and liabilities relating to films submitted to this festival.
By submitting this film and entry fee, it does not guarantee acceptance and selection of the work into the Shorts Film Festival. You agree that you are aware that all films received will be judged for quality of storytelling, and that some films may not be selected for screening. You accept this risk, understand that the entry fee is non-refundable, the judges’ decision is final, and withdrawing of entries is not permitted.