The inaugural Unscene Film Festival invited filmmakers to create a short film based around the theme of “Piracy and its effect on the film industry". After viewing a ton of excellent entries, our judges decided these films deserved the podium.
Marie Kelly took out first place with her film “Pirating a Film IRL", taking out the $10,000 first prize, along with a swag of gear from Blackmagic.
Michael Campbell came in second with his film “The Cost of War", bringing home $2,000 and a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera.
Filmmaking team Elizna van der Walt, Ellie Beltramin and Ben Bellete grabbed third place with their entry “Midnight", and won $1,000 cash and a Blackmagic Video Assist 4K.
Congratulations to all involved!
Created by: Marie Kelly
Bio: Created one night by a team of people who really just wanted to get together and create a film, Pirating a Film I.R.L was made for nothing other than fun!
Synopsis: A young woman discovers the risks of downloading a movie.
Created by: Michael Campbell
Bio: Written and directed by Michael Campbell and starring Nelson Allingham and Eden Porter. The three men have written a screenplay together and produced several shorts and comedy sketches together. The film was also shot and sound designed by Sam DeLorenzo and stars Comedy duo Goodall and Gallagher in small cameos.
Synopsis: An actor struggles with a scene as the film around him is being shut down.
Created by: Elizna van der Walt, Ellie Beltramin, Ben Bellette
Bio: Ellie Beltramin, Ben Bellette and Elizna van der Walt are emerging filmmakers from Melbourne who collectively believe in the influence cinema can have on an audience. They also believe every film would be better by adding a little Steve Buscemi.
Synopsis: In the not so distant future, Lily and Josh's awkward date gets turned around when they discover a relic that might just save the mood.