Call for entries from filmmakers across Greater Dandenong

November 30, 2016 by  

Cinematic hopefuls from Springvale and throughout Greater Dandenong are invited to enter the 2017 Short Cuts Film Festival.

Greater Dandenong’s inaugural film festival was held in June and its success paved the way for Council to call for entries in the 2017 event, according to Mayor Jim Merneti.

The Mayor urged all budding filmmakers to take out their note pads and start work on creating their unique films straight away.

Entrants will be able to select from several categories next year, including the Emerging Section, which will be open to recent or current film graduates who have up to five years of experience.

The Open section will welcome works by professional filmmakers, while secondary and primary students and those people with little or no training in the field will be able to enter the Community/Student category.

The festival curator will be Richard Moore whose vast experienced includes the popular Melbourne International Film Festival.

Mayor Merneti said the event, which is emerging as an annual festival, provided accomplished industry professionals, emerging artists, and local community members a fantastic platform on which to share their stories.

Further incentives will see prizes awarded in each category, along with a mayoral prize that can be won by any of the entrants.

On May 5, Dandenong’s Drum Theatre will screen successful films from the festival. Submissions close March 17 next year.