A short film is like a good espresso coffee – it’s over in a few minutes but it packs a punch and really picks you up. We want you to make the short black of short films and get our audience buzzing!
Open book, so its your choice!
We are about mountain living, adventure and expression. Be free to express yourself and the liberation that being high on a mountain can make you feel. It’s your film, your story – let your mind run FREE!
All entries MUST be submitted or uploaded by 5:00pm (EST).
ENTRY DATE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 6th 2017.
Please contact us directly if your are having any issues with this date.
The film must be longer than 1 minute and shorter than 5 minutes. Seriously. Any longer and it will be rejected, or cut. Any shorter and you are just teasing!
The entry fee is just $20 per entry (Free if you are a student) to cover some admin costs and help us get your cinematic magic onto the screen.
More than one entry is OK
If you really want to you can submit more than one entry. Just make sure they are different, not re-hashes!
Where will you show my film?
Your film may be uploaded to the Mt Buller Short Film Festival website, the Mt Buller website and our partner festival sites. We may also show your film at preview nights in Mt Buller resort and for related promotions for future festivals.
All finalists will have their movie shown at the Gala Night festival screening on the Saturday 13th August. After the event we reserve the right to show your film for the promotion of this and other events. If we show your film in public for other purposes we will let you know. Your film might even make it to our partner festivals in Europe. Oh la la.
IT’S ALL ABOUT PARTICIPATING …
You can submit your film in any of the following formats: AVI, MOV, QuickTime H.264, Apple ProRes (LT or 422) & MPEG 2. Check the Tech Specs doc HERE. Shoot your film any way you like but make sure we can use it. We will accept entries on DVD, USB drive or HDD.
We want to sit up in our cinema seats. Be woken up, inspired, startled. Make us feel inspired, scared, amused. Make us think, question, and laugh or shed a tear. Get creative with the theme, Open book, so its your choice!
When you will tell me if I’m in the
running to win
We will advise you if you have made the Finals on 11th August. We reserve the right to select any number of finalists we see fit.
The winner will be announced at the screening of the finalists on Saturday 13th August 2017 - or at the event. The judges’ decision is final. Finalists and subsequent winner will be announced at the Mt Buller Short Film Festival Gala screening in September 2017 (Date TBA). Finalists will be advised via email or phone within 24 hours of announcement. You don’t have to be there to get your prize, but obviously we would like you to be there to bask in the glory!
We are confirming a swag of great prizes and will update you right here on this website as they are locked in. Cool stuff, nice rewards!
Following the showing of the finalists we will invite the audience to vote for their favourite film. The People’s choice winner will receive a cash prize of $250. So bring your mates and make sure they get voting for you!
Music and the Music Library
If you use any music, sounds or copyrighted material you MUST get permission to use it. Obviously you can’t win if you don’t have this! And yes we will check.
You can check out some of this website for free, copyright free music: http://derekaudette.ottawaarts.com/music.php
Or try this one, where soundtracks are available for purchase for a small fee: http://www.twistedtracks.com/
What we don’t want to see!
There are a few things we don’t want to see – and they are pretty obvious.
Permission from everyone in the film:
– including kids and their parents
1. You must have permission from everyone that appears in your film. Download the Permission to Appear form.
2. If anyone in your film is under 18 you must get their parent’s permission, as well. Download the Parental Consent form.
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