24 September 2015

Time running out to enter Port Shorts

Time is running out for filmmakers to enter the Port Shorts Film Festival and share in more than $15,000 in cash and prizes.

You have until 1 October to enter and be in with a chance to have your film screened under the stars in tropical Port Douglas from 23-24 October.

“We want to showcase the best young and emerging filmmakers from around Australia and put on a celebration of short films everyone will remember and want to participate in,” Port Shorts Film Festival Director Alison George said.

Two of Australia’s leading film industry figures, Wolf Creek and Rogue producer Matt Hearn and acclaimed actor Stephen Curry (The Castle, The Cup, Underbelly, Hiding) have signed on as judges and ambassadors of the Port Shorts Film Festival which features a $5000 cash prize for the best short film in the Open Filmmakers Awards.

Young filmmakers from around Australia aged 18 years and under can enter the Young Filmmakers Awards, with $1000 in cash and a digital Canon XC10 SLR camera up for grabs in the categories of Short Film, Microdocumentary and Music Video. There is also a sponsored four-week filmmaking course valued at $3800 with the New York Film Academy, which will be awarded to one deserving finalist.

The Port Shorts Film Festival will also host a film locations roadshow in the week leading up to the event for filmmakers interested in sourcing locations for future projects, with Matt and Stephen to also host a free filmmakers forum in Port Douglas on 24 October.

For more information, go to Port Shorts Film Festival.

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