”Lumières, caméra, action !”
Each year, the Alliance Française French Film Festival presents the best of contemporary French cinema. As the biggest multi-cultural film festival in Australia and the largest Festival celebrating French films, to be staged outside of France, the festival will screen Blockbusters and independent films alike at Palace Cinema locations over six weeks in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, Brisbane, Byron Bay, and Perth.
French culture, and in particular French cinema, has never been more popular in Australia than right now. The Alliance Française French Film Festival audience encompasses Australians, French, Francophiles and movie buffs – all keen to experience the latest sophisticated, evocative and daring films from la belle France!
To celebrate its 26th edition in style, the Alliance Française French Film Festival and its supporting partner Peugeot Automobiles Australia are offering aspiring filmmakers the opportunity to not only watch films but to also make them! The Short Film Competition encourages applicants to submit a short film, of 30 to 60 seconds, on the topic ‘Motion & Emotion’. As part of the complete French experience, the winning filmmaker will receive a trip to Paris and have their short film screened during the 2015 Festival at Palace Cinemas.
As Peugeot’s brand promise, ‘Motion & Emotion’ encapsulates the collaboration between the two organisations with each word describing what they do best:
All submissions are to incorporate what Peugeot Australia represents to their authors, Motion.
The clips are also to incorporate a certain ‘French touch’ and to embody the spirit of the Alliance Française and French cinema by utilising French words, concepts, symbols, photos or representations of France / French cinema, Emotion. The Top 3 films will be selected by a Jury whose members will include leading figures of the Australian Film Industry (see website for details), with the the winning Short selected via an online vote open to the public.
To be eligible, submissions must be received before 5PM (AEDT) 16 January 2015.
For more information on the festival, and the competition, visit: www.affrenchfilmfestival.org