Filmmakers get your shorts on

Peninsula Short Film Fest is now open for entry and next year’s Festival is set to be the biggest and best yet. Filmmakers of any level are invited to submit a short film of up to eight minutes in length by Friday 18 December.

We’re anticipating a crowd of 5,000 people at the Village Green next year,” festival director Steve Bastoni said.

“This is a great opportunity for filmmakers to have their short film seen by a large crowd, including Film Victoria representatives as well as other industry VIPs”.

“We’ve secured the biggest and best screen in Australia for the event , its 80 square metres and has a 3 mml pixel pitch plus Postall Studios will deliver Cinema quality sound,” he said.

The Woodleigh Emerging Filmmaker Prize ($500 cash) is gaining strong interest this year with entries already flowing in. The award further cements PSFF as a springboard for emerging talent.  “Liam Kelly won this award last year and has since gone on to win other film festivals,” festival producer Meg Pascoe said.

2015 has seen massive growth for PSFF with year-round workshops taking place around Victoria.  “Workshops have sold out fast and we’ve plans to increase these as well as take them interstate next year,” Bastoni said. 

“From Animation to Short Film for Everyone to Scriptwriting and Editing – our workshops are open to all and we also run workshops for corporate clients as well,” he added.

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 $5,000 in cash, second place $2,500 cash and the National Australia Bank third place scoring $1250 cash prize. There are plenty more cool prizes with awards for Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Cinematography.

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

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

For entry details, to book a workshop or for more information, see

First published in Mint Magazine – October 2015

Author: Mint Gigs

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