Peninsula ShortFilm Fest – Saturday February 1, Village Green Rosebud, Mornington Peninsula
The Peninsula ShortFilm Fest is now calling for entries and invites filmmakers of any level to submit a film up to eight minutes in length by December 2013.
Festival Director, Australian Actor Steve Bastoni, says the Festival is open to filmmakers of any level, “If you have an idea, grab a camera and get filming.”
A first prize of $5K is on offer as well as prizes of $2.5K and $1,250 for second and third.
“The Festival is now in its third year and really provides filmmakers with the opportunity to receive industry acknowledgment, and offers a grassroots chance to launch a filmmaking career”, said Steve.
The Festival is planned for Saturday February 1, 2014 and will be held on the Village Green in Rosebud, right next to the Rosebud Foreshore.
Shortlisted films will be judged on the night by a panel of industry professionals including Producers, Directors and Actors.
The Festival will kick off at midday with live music performances and the 12 shortlisted films will screen 7pm onwards.
The Festival is FREE to attendees, so bring a rug, a picnic and prepare for a great night of film under the stars.
The 12 finalists will be announced in January 2014. The winners judged and announced on the night, Saturday February 1, 2014.
There is a $30 entry fee and entries are accepted from Australia and overseas.
Check out the Enter Now tab & good luck!
Lock it in folks. Peninsula Short Film Fest will be held on Saturday 1st February, 2014 at the Village Green in Rosebud on the Mornington Peninsula
After a very successful 2012 event, we’ve decided to keep the event at the Village Green in Rosebud but have moved the date to a much warmer month.
The Festival is still FREE entry with a limited amount of reserved seats now on sale. Once again, we’ll be short listing 12 lucky finalists who will have their short film shown on the big screen. A panel of celebrity judges will choose the best on the night and prizes will be awarded for first, second and third.
We’ve made a few changes and we’ll reveal these throughout this year. We’re sure you’re going to love the improvements.
Watch this space for our Call to Entry announcement in August. All you need is a good idea and creativity. A first prize of $5000 is on offer as well as prizes of $2500 for second and $1250 for third. Films can be up to 8 minutes in length so get started by visiting our Call to Entry (link) page
Previous winners have described winning the Festival as a ‘career kickstart’. So grab a camera and tell a story creatively, in as little as 8 minutes, and you could be screened at the 2014 event.
This year we’re introducing reserved seating for $30 per person. Secure your seat in prime position – right at the front! Purchase your ticket and receive entry to our reserved seating area where you can watch in the comfort of a beanbag, enjoy popcorn and sip on a soft drink.
Pre-release tickets will be available in September. NOTE: We are only selling 100!
Peninsula Short Film Festival greeted an enthusiastic crowd of 1,000+ supporters on November 9, 2012. Twelve shortlisted films played and were judged by a panel of celebrity judges including Firass Dirani, Lachy Hulme, Adam Zwar, Jane Kennedy, Steve Vizard, Amanda Brotchie and David Reyne.
Film buffs, students, families and the general public joined together to view the 12 shorts selected as finalists, with the winning entry TOAST by David MacIntosh winning the overall $5,000 prize.
Festival Director and Peninsula local – actor Steve Bastoni was thrilled with the support and enthusiasm the event received. “It’s been amazing to see so many people get behind it”, said Steve. “The Festival aims to foster the Australian film industry and the size of the crowd on the night illustrates there is room, support and enthusiasm for an event like this to grow”.
Both celebrity judges and Festival Organisers were impressed with the quality of submissions received. “We had amazing variety with a mix of comedy, drama and animation among the submissions”. “There were clever storylines, creative visual effects and beautiful original scores” Steve said.
Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd were awarded on the night with TOAST by David MacIntosh winning first prize of $5,000, Young Heart by Christian Kennedy taking out the $2,500 second prize and The Racecaller by Jack Wynne winning third prize of $1,250.
In addition to the 12 films shown, multi-talented Australian filmmaker, actor and director Adam Zwar screened two of his short films. These were followed by a Q&A session. “Adam’s films were well-received and the interaction with the crowd was a money can’t buy experience”, said Steve. “The Festival had a real grassroots feel to it and we received a lot of positive feedback from the crowd”, he said.