Heart of Gold Short Film Festival: Submissions Open

By April 23, 2015 Entries

Calling all filmmakers who have recently produced short films that beat with a rich vein of humour and a good, strong heart!

The 8th Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival (HOG) is now calling for submissions via reelport.

Heart of Gold 2015 will see more than 120 films screened (in competition, and out of competition) in historically-rich Gympie, Queensland from 8-11 October.

HOG’s artistic directors (or self-described ‘film prospectors’) are on the lookout for short films (up to 30 minutes in length) from all genres that best capture the festival’s unique vision.

“We have our eyes peeled for shorts that are: positive, witty, whimsical, entertaining, joyous, uplifting, quirky, enlightening and ground breaking,” said HOG Artistic Director Mandy Lake. “The films can be edgy, thought-provoking and downright hilarious—as long as they beat with a good heart, and are sure to leave audiences feeling uplifted or enriched in some way.”

With a pot of prize money totalling $12,000, a new slate of award categories, and a reputation for showcasing filmic excellence, Heart of Gold is an event not to be missed on this year’s international film festival calendar.

“We’ve already unearthed some exceptionally HOG-worthy films, both locally and abroad, and can’t wait to see what new gold is paved,” said Mandy. “Last year’s Best Short Film winner, The Phone Call, went on to take out the Academy Award for Short Film–Live Action,” she said.

This year’s award categories include: Best Short Film, Best Australian Film, Best Student Film, Screener’s Choice Award, Best Cinematography, Best Narrative, Most Inspirational Film and Artistic Directors’ Award.

Early bird submissions via reelport close 1 June 2015, with the extended deadline of 18 July.

For more gold about HOG, please visit: http://www.heartofgold.com.au

For filmmaker enquires email: artisticdirector@heartofgold.com.au

For general enquiries email: info@heartofgold.com.au