For budding filmmakers in the Northern Illawarra, the news is all good.
Wollongong Council has extended the deadline for their Australia Day Short Film competition until January 17, giving people aged between 12 and 24 the chance to showcase their talents.
That’s good news for the likes of local filmmakers including Ollie Birt, Billy Fisher and Lewis Brooke, who are building up a portfolio of great youth-inspired films under the banner of Slaai Visuals. And look at the beautiful work of Tom Coburn!
Our area is rich in talent and creative young people are everywhere!
The short films for this competition need to incorporate the theme 200, which refers to the fact that 2016 marks the Bicentenary of European settlement in the Illawarra.
The films should be three to five minutes long and have been made in the past 18 months.
The entries will be judged by the Australia Day committee and winners announced at the Australia Day dinner on Thursday January 21. The winner will receive a Relativity prize pack valued at $5500. There’s also a highly-commended prize of $200.
All the details are on Council’s website
Have a look at some great films created by young, local filmmakers…..
Zane Darcy Surfing Ollie Birt
Aztomp– Ollie Birt
A Day with Smokey The Dog – Ollie Birt
Salad Days – Lewis Brook
The Saturn Surfers From Outer Space– Angus Black
Short Film Part 1- Beck Harper
Arty Farty– Billy Fisher
Karma– Billy Fisher