Sunday, September 28, 2008

calling all Victorian filmmakers under 30...

Our region has rich and historic links to the arts, it seems the natural beauty of the area brings out the creative spirit in local artists and visitors alike. I have always been a great supporter of the arts in The Dandenongs.

One of the events I have keenly supported is the Blue Dandenongs Young Filmmakers Festival. Auspiced by Burrinja and supported in part by a Shire Community Cultural Development Grant, the festival is shown at the outdoor cinema at the Cameo, always a great place to take in a movie under the stars. I have not missed any of the festivals since it’s inception in 2006 and have seen some amazing short films over that time.


is the theme of this year’s festival and organisers are calling for entries from Victoria’s most promising new talent.

If you are a young and emerging filmmaker and have great stories and great short films them perhaps its time for you to share them?

Not only do you have the chance to see your work up on the big screen in a professional festival environment, there are also some fantastic awards to be won including a $1000 prize generously sponsored by Bendigo Bank for Best Film Award, $500 from the Shire of Yarra Ranges for the
Best Local Film Award, and a Madman Entertainment Prize Pack for Best Under 18 Filmmaker Award.

Entries will be judged by some of the industry's best, including award-winning director of Kenny (AUS 2006) - Clayton Jacobson, and will be screened, once again, at the unique Cameo outdoor Cinema in Belgrave. Entries can be any genre or style as long as they run for 15 min or less, and the filmmaker is Victorian based and aged 30 or under.

so pick up that camera and show us what State the Future of Film is in.

For more info visit or contact

Look forward to seeing you at the next festival!

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