Chance for filmmakers to palm a share of $15K
ALMOST everyone has one, the Douglas Shire is famous for them and now filmmakers have an opportunity to share in more than $15,000 in cash and prizes by getting creative with the 2016 Port Shorts Film Festival Screen Theme, “Palm”.
The 2016 Port Shorts Local Filmmakers Awards is open to filmmakers from Cairns, the Tablelands, the Douglas Shire and Cooktown while the Port Shorts Young Filmmakers Awards are open to film- makers from around Australia aged 18 years and under.
Port Shorts Film Festival Director Alison George said judges Stephen Curry (actor, The Castle), Matt Hearn (producer, Wolf Creek) and screenwriter Kier Shorey (screenwriter, Blurred) would award bonus points for filmmakers’ creative use of the Screen Theme.
“The Port Shorts Local Filmmakers Awards and the Port Shorts Young Filmmakers Awards provide an op- portunity for local and young filmmakers to showcase their talents to a broad audience and mix it with some of the best emerging filmmakers in the country,” Alison said.
“Our Port Shorts Screen Theme is literally in the hands of filmmakers to get creative and feature an icon of Far North Queensland somehow in their short film.
“By no means does ‘ Palm’ need to be the focus of their short film, we just want it to be a common screen theme our judges and audiences can keep their eyes out for as part of our celebration of the amazing filmmaking talents out there.”
Filmmakers have up to four minutes to tell their stories in both categories and entries need to be submitted by September 30.
The Port Shorts Film Festival will once again be staged under the stars in glorious Port Douglas on October 28-29.
More details about the 2016 Port Shorts Film Festival will be revealed in coming weeks.
Last year’s Port Shorts