Australia's highest short film festival is back bigger than ever for it's 4th year.
Entries for the 2006 festival are NOW OPEN!
Films can be as short as 30 seconds, but must be no longer than 7 minutes
Your mission is to creatively incorporate the 2006 theme of "TIME"
into your film as a theme, concept, story- line or object. Any type or style of short film is welcome- Drama, Comedy, Documentary, Animation, Surf, Snow, Adventure etc
Entries close Friday August 25th, 2006. Nearly $10,000 of cash & prizes are up for grabs.
Award categories include "Best Film", "Best snow/ Sport Film", "Judges Choice", Best Local Film (Snowy/ Sth East) and in continuing with Flake's support of young filmmakers there is a "Best Film" award for youth filmmakers Under 21.
Screenings premiere around the NSW Snowy Mountains (Thredbo, Perisher, Jindabyne, Cooma) in mid September 2006.
So, if you've ever missed a bus? Been late for work? Lost a big game in the final seconds? Traveled through time, Shared good times, had bad times, not enough time, too much time or anything that involves TIME, make a short film and become apart of Australia's highest short film festival.
For entry form and more details, check out www.snowfm.com.au
2006 FLAKE FILM FESTIVAL ENTRY GUIDLINES
ENTRIES CLOSE 9PM AUGUST 25th, 2006 and must be delivered to:
Flake Film Festival- PO BOX 1047, Jindabyne, NSW, 2627, Australia
FILM ENRTYThe 2006 Festival is open to first time, amateur and professional filmmakers of ANY age and from any country.
Your film can be any style or genre
Films must be no longer than 7 minutes (including titles and credits)
ALL films must have reference to the 2006 theme- "TIME"
Films made in the since 2003 are also eligible for entry, however they must have a relevant interpretation of the 2006 theme -"TIME".
We accept films in these formats: VHS (PAL), DVD (PAL- All regions), Mini DV (PAL / NTSC)
Your film can be shot in any gauge/ format however; we require all films to be submitted in 4:3 format regardless of original gauge. Films shot in 16:9 Wide-screen must be "letterboxed" or "centrecut".
Please ensure that you have tested your film on a DVD/ VHS player before submission.
COPYRIGHT & CLEARANCES
For all music used in your film, the producer must have the appropriate copyright agreements and permission to use the music by the copyright owner/s. Preferably, this must be cleared for "all media" and "all territories". Your film will not be screened if you do not have the appropriate copyright agreements.
Use original music produced by yourself, a friend, local band etc.
Use Australian music- clearance is much easier, cheaper and faster.
Use copyright free music- there are online libraries with huge collections of free music
Go to APRA (Australian Performing Right association) website for info about obtaining a license and also a list of easy to obtain Australian music www.apra.com.au/music-users/production_music.asp
ENTRY & AWARD CATEGORIES
The 2006 FFF will feature 3 main entry categories- Open, Youth and Snow/ Sport.
There will also be 5 award categories- Best Film (overall), Best Film (Youth), Best Snow/Sport Film, Best Local Film (Snowy/ Sth East) and Judges Choice Award. Special awards may also be given for best performance, best cinematography etc
An independant judging panel will also be selected to decide the winner of Judge's Choice Award. The audiences at all Snowy Mountains screenings will be given the prestigious job of judging the films across 4 out of the 5 categories.
Between 12- 18 Films will be selected for the final screenings. Premiere screenings will be held around the NSW Snowy Mountains (Jindabyne, Thredbo, Cooma) in Mid September, 2006. Screenings are also being planned for NSW. VIC and QLD throughout summer 05/ 06. Films may also be selected for the annual "Flake By The Lake" Film Festival held during Easter on Lake Jindabyne.
Nearly $10,000 of cash and prizes are up for grabs at this stage. More details to be announced soon.
Each year the FFF team selects a different theme. This is to encourage new films and to also identify a film as being made for the Flake Film Festival. The theme can be interpreted any way you like and can be included as a theme, story line, object, background or concept. The 2006 theme is "TIME".