Entries Are Open for the ‘Connect5’ Short Film Competition

Optus has opened entries for its five-minute film competition, Connect5, aimed at Australian filmmakers, videographers, vloggers, animators, or anyone with a creative idea and a smartphone.

Filmmakers have until 1 October 2017 to submit an original short film which encapsulates how lives change for the better when people reach out and connect with each other.

Entries to the Australian competition will be judged by a panel of industry experts including filmmaker and writer Genevieve Clay-Smith who is a Connect5 ambassador and judge.
Genevieve Clay-Smith said, “Getting noticed in a competitive industry is one of the biggest hurdles facing aspiring Australian filmmakers.”

“Connect5 presents an opportunity for filmmakers to elevate their profile and showcase their work to millions of people on an international stage. If you’re looking to make a name for yourself in the film industry – whether you’re a seasoned filmmaker or you’re shooting your first film on a smartphone – I’d encourage you to get involved with Connect5 and get noticed.”

The Grand Prize?
Two aspiring filmmakers will win $10,000 cash and a trip to Singapore. Talk about motivation to get to work!

If you or someone you know is keen to enter, share with them this post and let’s hope they mention you in their thank-you speech! 🙂

More details here and GOOD LUCK!