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Short Film Competition 2016

April 12, 2016 - April 21, 2016

The Sydney Road Brunswick Association Short Film Competition is back in 2016!

From avant-garde music videos to a battle between local baristas, a diverse range of shorts by emerging local talent will have you on the edge of your seat.

Sponsored by the Sydney Road Brunswick Association, the short film competition provides an opportunity for emerging filmmakers to win a share of $5,000 cash prizes with shorts up to 5 minutes.

A $3,000 cash prize will be awarded to the winner of the open genre Sydney Road category – keep an eye out for your favourite Sydney Road spots!

This year, the addition of the ‘Music Video’ category showcases our vibrant local music scene and provides budding talent with the opportunity to win a $1,500 cash prize.

Audiences will be welcomed to screenings at Sydney Road venues the Penny Black and Bar Estrella on Tuesday 12 and Thursday 14 April.

In a first for the festival, the Grand Finale screening will be held under the stars at the new Wilson Avenue Park, 103 Sydney Road Brunswick.

Projected on the latest Blow-up screen, the final 10 films can be viewed with wine glass in hand, homemade pies and relax in the deck chair. Local bottle shops are providing a nice range of wines and beers, and hopefully a ‘cinema snack’ addition.

It’s a great night out, and oh so cheap with just a gold coin donation and $5 on the grand final night.



Films of any genre featuring Sydney Road Brunswick:  $3,000

Music Video                                                                                $1,500

Judges’ Encouragement Award                                             $500


Pub screenings at Penny Black and Bar Estrella are far more relaxed than a traditional theatre setting, as the audience are encouraged to have a bite to eat and a drink, as well as socialising and moving about.

Three expert judges will sort through entries to determine 10 finalists. These 10 finalists will be screened at an outdoor cinema in the recently created Wilson Avenue Park, right near Jewell Station.

The Judges

Monster and Bear- local film company

Radha O’Meara -Screen Writing lecturer at Melb. University

Andrew Sully- Film Producer with ABC



Tuesday 12 April, 7pm                               Penny Black, 420 Sydney Road

Thursday 14 April, 7pm                            Bar Estrella, 206 Sydney Road

Thursday 21 April, 6:30pm                      Starlight screening at Wilson Ave Park, 103 Sydney Road


April 12, 2016
April 21, 2016
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Wilson Avenue Park
103 Sydney Road
Brunswick, VIC 3056 Australia
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