Peninsula Short Film Fest


Everybody has heard of “That Sugar Film” right? …. it is the highest grossing Australian Documentary of all time and has played in Cinemas all over the world. Well this year, as a special guest of PSFF,  we are delighted to announce  that Damon Gameau, the film`s Writer, Director and Star will be joining us on our judging panel. Damon has also appeared in Underbelly, Balibo, Charlies Country and Love my way.

Festival Director Steve Bastoni said 2016 is going to be a bumper year.  “We have an awesome judging panel lined up.  We’re thrilled to have Damon Gameau join us.  He’s an accomplished actor and Director– he won the Tropfest final in 2011.  Joining Damon on the judging panel will be the usual cream of Australian talent, including resident PSFF judge and award winning Actor Lachy Hulme and the fabulous Michala Banas (Upper Middle Class Bogan).

“We’ve secured the biggest and best screen in Australia for the event , its 80Sq meters and has a 6 mml pixel pitch plus Postall Studios will deliver Cinema quality sound” said Steve.

The Woodleigh Emerging Filmmaker Prize ($500 CASH) is gaining strong interest this year with entries already flowing in.

2015 has seen massive growth for PSFF with year–round workshops taking place around Victoria.  PSFF have workshops running this November and December at Frankston Arts Centre – Animation and Short Film for Everyone.

Get filming and enter now. The drill is the same – 12 short listed films judged live on the night by a panel of celebrities with the winner taking out $5K in cash, second place $2.5K cash and the National Australia Bank third place scoring $1250 cash.  There are plenty more cool prizes with awards for Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Cinematography. Entries are open until Friday December 18, 2015.  Films must not be more than 8 minutes.

$33 (inc GST) entry fee and entries are accepted from Australia and overseas.

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Save the date – Peninsula Short Film Fest: Saturday February 6, 2016, Village Green, Rosebud, FREE ENTRY.

First published in the Mornington News – 3 November 2015