BRIEF

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Submissions for 2016 are now closed.

The now closed brief was to make a short film (maximum 5 minutes including credits) based on the theme “The effects of film piracy on the industry".

Your submitted film could explore any genre, be it comedy, drama, horror or whatever, we just wanted to see your view.

The judges were on the look out for innovation, good story telling and the ability to move and influence an audience.

HOW TO ENTER

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Submissions are now closed and finalists have been announced.

ENTRY DATES

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July 1: Call for Entries Open

August 1: Submissions Open

November 30: Submissions Close

December 1: Online Voting Commences

December 30: Online Voting Closes

January 15: Finalists Announced

January 30: Gala Event, Winner Announced at Village Cinemas Rivoli

PRIZE DETAILS

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gold prize

First Place Prize Details:

  • $10,000 Cash
  • Blackmagic URSA Mini 4K EF Camera
  • Short of the film to play across cinema pre-show
  • Film to play in selected Village Cinema foyers
  • 12-month Associate Membership of Open Channel
  • Mentoring session at Open Channel
silver cup

Second Prize Details:

  • $2,000 Cash
  • Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
  • Film to play in selected Village Cinema foyers
Copper cup

Third Prize Details:

  • $1,000 Cash
  • Blackmagic Video Assist 4K
  • Film to play in selected Village Cinema foyers

ABOUT THE VOTING PROCESS

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Films will be available for public voting on December 1 via Facebook likes.

Voting will close on December 30 and the top submissions will be announced as the finalists, who will be invited to a Gala event at the Rivoli Cinemas on January 30. The winners will be chosen by a panel of esteemed judges on the night.