Win $10,000 cash and a trip to Singapore by submitting your five minute short film

The Connect5 short film competition is back, giving two Australian filmmakers the chance to win $10,000 cash each and a trip to Singapore!

Presented by Optus, the competition encourages anyone who wants to make a positive change within a five minute short film to enter. The theme for the films centres on the relationships people have with one another, and how lives change for
the better and benefit from these connections.

Each submission must be five minutes or less and an original piece of work. Judging will commence from the deadline of October 1st, with a panel of industry experts – including writer and filmmaker Genevieve Clay-Smith – set to select two winners to represent Australia at the regional finals in November.

The Australian filmmakers selected to proceed to the regional finals will each win an AUD $10,000 cash plus a trip to Singapore with a friend for the finals competition, where a further cash prize of USD $30,000 is up for grabs for the overall winner, USD $15,000 for the runner-up. The finalists compete with their work against other filmmakers from Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines for the grand prize, as well as the titles in the People’s Choice Competition, where USD $3,000 and USD $2,000 will be awarded to the public-voted winner and runner up, respectively.

To get involved and to find out more information about the Connect5 competition, visit – entries are open now through until October 1st!

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