Short Film Competition: A Town Like Winton

By June 17, 2014 Entries

A Town Like Winton is a new short film competition designed to reignite interest in the role of the outback as part of Australian culture.

It’s an initiative of the Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival held in Winton from 27 June to 6 July 2014.

The focus is to make a film no longer than seven minutes on the topic: A Town Like Winton. “Films can be fiction or documentary, funny or sad, but the winning film will have to be memorable, significant and lasting. It doesn’t have to be about Winton, but about a Town Like Winton,” explains Festival Curator and University of New South Wales film lecturer Dr Greg Dolgopolov.

Films will be reviewed by a jury of film professionals in the first week of the Festival to shortlist all the submissions. The best films will be screened in the evening of Saturday 5 July at the Royal Open Air Theatre, with celebrity judges selecting the Best Film and an Audience Award.

The Best Film will be awarded $1,000 in prize money, and the filmmaker will be an attachment on the filming of Bill Leimbach’s feature film Waltzing Matilda.

The Audience Award winner will receive $500 cash in prize money and a new Sony Experia Z2 tablet c.

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