Lights, camera, action – entries now open for annual kids film festival!
Are you an aspiring young filmmaker? Do you want to see your work on the big screen?
It’s time for kids to get their hands on a camera, gather some friends, and make a movie because entries are now open for the 2013 Adelaide Kids Film Festival, one of Australia’s biggest film festivals for kids, by kids. Submission is free and open to all students and school groups, aged 18 years and under, from now until October 10th 2013. Judges are looking for films that showcase kids’ creativity and courage, and represent the festival’s 2013 theme, “Inspire Me”. Submissions must be under 10 minutes with three categories to choose from:
Winners will receive prizes including cameras and camera equipment to kick start their filmmaking career as well as movie passes, filmmaking vouchers, digital equipment and more. Filmmakers whose films are selected for the festival will have free entry to the screening. The eye-‐catching poster for this year’s festival was designed by William Joyner, 10, from Strathalbyn as part of a competition held last month, which drew entries from all across South Australia.
With the Adelaide Kids Film Festival attracting more entries from across Australia and overseas year after year, organisers are expecting this year to be the biggest yet. Previous years have seen entries come from far and wide including Japan, Tibet and Columbia. Films start with a great idea and kids have so many of them – their creativity is endless!
The Adelaide Kids Film Festival is all about capturing that creativity and celebrating it,” says festival director Chloe Gardner. The festival is backed by big names including Emmy Award winning film director, Mario Andreacchio, and internationally acclaimed singer and songwriter Sia Furler, who have been patrons since its inception in 2011.
This festival is a great opportunity for kids all across Australia to get involved and create films that entertain and inspire others, while capturing something special about what it means to be young. When I was a kid my favorite films were Annie, Grease and Xanadu, and I still remember being excited sitting in a movie theatre waiting to see a new film.” Sia says.
For a look at a selection of films from last year – including the winning entry, Kiddo, by Alice Wheaton plus interviews with entrants, click here.
What: Create an Entry for the 2013 Adelaide Kids Film Festival
When: Submissions close on 10 October 2013 | Entry is Free
Where: Send your entries directly to Adelaide Kids Film Festival
Who: 5 – 18 year olds
Click here for more information, including all question about entering.
About Adelaide Kids Film Festival
The Adelaide Kids Film Festival is an annual film festival for kids by kids. The Festival aims to encourage, foster and nurture an appreciation for digital storytelling by young people. Held over four days at the Palace Nova Cinemas, Adelaide College of the Arts, Adelaide Studios and the parklands for the outdoor screenings in November (14-‐17), the festival creates a stimulating environment where young filmmakers can mix with professionals, showcase their work, be rewarded for their talent and develop their craft in an arena to encourage both critical thinking and the joy of play.
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