After the success of their debut event in February this year, the launch of The Projects Short Film Festival will be back for 2015. Once again hosted by The Projects Enmore, one of Sydney’s newest and hippest art venues, the festival will bring together a collection of the greatest shorts from around Australia. The team from The Projects Short Film Festival are happy to announce that submissions will open on the 5th of January 2015.
The Projects Short Film Festival is a unique event. It is a short film festival created by local filmmakers for local filmmakers. It was founded by Monica Zanetti as a way to meet the demand for exhibiting Australian short films on more platforms as the emerging talent across the nation began to expand.
The mission of the festival is to create a supporting and exciting arena for filmmakers without any prejudice. Films submitted do not specifically have to encompass a premiere status to be considered nor does it require any thematic or genre limitations. The only requirements are that all films must be Australian (or have an Australian in one of the 3 head positions – director, writer, producer) and have a running time under 20 minutes.
In addition, the film festival offers filmmakers affordable and accessible entry fees. Fees range from $10-$25. There is also a special category for student filmmakers to give some real-world, industry exposure and support.
Once again the festival will see out the support of the local film industry by a generous amount of donated prizes for winners. All prizes are designed to give filmmakers a chance to continue making films. Prizes this year include a full equipment hire package from Digital Logic, 2 SmartLav+ Lavalier mics from Rode Microphones and $500 worth of hire from VA Digital Hire.
On the night of the festival, all of the finalists will have their entries screened under the stars at the Projects Enmore and will be judged by a panel of professionals from all facets of the film industry. In addition to the prizes awarded, there will also be a People’s Choice award and this will be chosen by the audience on the night. The panel for 2015 are extremely excited and will be announced along with the finalists once submissions are closed.
Sydney’s freshest short film festival invites all budding and established Australian filmmakers to prepare and then make their submissions from 5th of January 2015 via the Festival’s website. The Project Shorts Film Festival team are excited to see all talent across all Australian filmmakers in 2015!
Finalists will be announced on 9th February 2015.