The St Kilda Film Festival is now calling for entries to its coveted film competitions—Australia’s Top 100 Short Film Competition, the SoundKILDA Music Video Competition, and the Under The Radar Film Competition.
Celebrating its 32nd anniversary in 2015, the St Kilda Film Festival, proudly presented and produced by the City of Port Phillip, will screen the top 100 short film entries with a prize pool that totals over $40,000 worth of cash and in-kind craft awards. Accredited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the festival is an Academy Awards® qualifying event, with the best film eligible for consideration in the Short Film Awards section of the Oscars®.
The ever-popular SoundKILDA Music Video Competition will award prizes in three categories: Best Music Video, Best Independent Music Video and Best Music Video–Animation. There will also be a special Audience Award voted for and presented on the night of the screening.
Filmmakers under 21 are invited to enter their work in the 2015 Under the Radar competition, with successful entrants screening as part of the St Kilda Film Festival. Under the Radar encourages young filmmakers to pursue their craft, and provides them with an opportunity to show their work in an internationally-recognised film festival. Under the Radar entries close on 27 February 2015. Details available at http://www.utrfilmcomp.com.au
Applicants for the Australia’s Top 100 Short Film Competition and the SoundKILDA Music Video Competition can enter at http://www.stkildafilmfestival.com.au Entries close on Saturday 14 February 2015. Both competitions are open to Australian residents only, and the cost to enter is $33.00 (inc. GST).
This year the St Kilda Film Festival will be held at the St Kilda Town Hall, which will see the venue transformed into a cinema boasting state of the art sound and screening technology and Festival Hub Lounge from 21-30 May 2015. The Opening Night screening will remain at the Palais Theatre, an annual star-studded affair where Australia’s film industry will come together to sample the 2015 program’s best short films.