FIRST NATIONS STORIES

This category is to showcase First Nation's film makers and their teams or films with clear, strong First Nation's theme. 

We welcome First Nations filmmakers from around Australia and the world to share their stories. We're seeking stories made by and about indigenous peoples and their culture(s), as well as films that with First Nation themes and issues.

NATIONAL

The National category is for any film from Australia, in any genre that runs under 20 minutes and was produced in the last 18 months. Our judges look for the most interesting, touching or exciting films. We encourage high-quality films with clever screenplay, tight editing and shorter running times (5 to 10 minute films are great!)

INTERNATIONAL

The International category is for films made outside Australia, that run under 20 minutes and have been produced in the last 18 months. Films with the high production quality, great storytelling and an interesting insight into life and foreign culture.

SCHOOLS/UNDER 18s

This one is for the next gen - films made by filmmakers/teams who are under 18. Short, sharp, visual storytelling and bold personal visions that are not longer than 10 minutes.

Our judges look for visually strong, stylish storytelling.

CANBERRA

The Canberra category is one for the locals - any film produced and directed in the ACT that runs under 20 minutes. We look for the best storytelling and production quality in films, made in the past 18 months. 

DOCUMENTARY

Open to any documentary, produced anywhere in the world, running under 20 minutes and produced within the past 18 months. An independent judging panel, selects the most intriguing and well produced stories. We encourage new and innovative approaches to this important genre of film making.

2-MINUTE FILM

2-minute films can be experimental, surprising, quick, sharp and quirky. We encourage first-time film makers as well as the more experienced to tell a story in 2 minutes or less. We look innovation, good story telling, the ability to move an audience and clever use of non-traditional film making technology.

MUSIC VIDEO

Music Videos enhance the song's musical qualities by the cinematic translation of the music into visuals. We look for music videos made for original songs, produced in the last 18 months.

ANIMATION

Strong technical work, innovative use of the animation, use of sound and, of course, a strong story to move an audience makes for a great animation. Animated shorts should be less than 10 minutes in length. We look for short, sharp, high-quality work.

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