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Mobile Phones Allowed at this Film Festival

film.JPGThe 2019 Whyalla Film Festival has added an innovative 60-Second Film Festival to the line-up to create diversity and community involvement.

Festival organisers want people to get their mobile phones out and get out and about to create their own Whyalla-centric short film.

The top ten 60-second films will be shown with the feature films at the Whyalla Film Festival.

Film festival organiser Michal Hughes said the new 60-second category was an exciting opportunity for anyone with a short-film idea to get involved in a very special event.

To get the cameras rolling, festival organisers will be conducting workshops for people to learn the basics of film-making on their phone or device and other techniques.

There are age categories of: Under 12; 13-17; 18 and over including groups and solo film makers. The competition is open to all Whyalla and greater Eyre Peninsula residents

Entries for the 60 Second Film Festival close on Monday, March 25. Workshops will be held at the Middleback Arts centre on Saturday, February 16 and at the D’Faces of Youth Arts Hall at 14 Viscount Slim Avenue on Sunday, March 17. Spaces are limited so book now at [email protected] There is a fee of just $5.

All finished films are to be emailed to [email protected] in mp4 format with completed and scanned copies of the entry form on the back page of the free printable resource book (see link below). Alternatively they can be dropped in to the Middleback Arts Centre on a USB with completed forms in an envelope marked clearly with “60 Second Film Fest” and your name (or school/class).

For more information contact Michal Hughes at [email protected] or [email protected]