Discovering Australia's Next Top Filmmakers
AFI | AACTA’s national online short film competition, #SocialShorts, provides emerging Australian filmmakers with the opportunity to have their work seen, shared and acknowledged by film enthusiasts and the Australian screen industry.
The competition runs across three categories – Comedy, Drama and Open – with each category owning the spotlight for one week exclusively.
In 2016, #SocialShorts ran for three weeks from from July 25 to August 14, 2016, attracting more than 24,000 viewers and seeing a 50% increase in voters for the 47 short films competing.
AFI | AACTA would like to congratulate the talented filmmakers behind the three winning short films:
- SLINGSHOT, winner of the Comedy category
- WHOEVER WAS USING THIS BED, winner of the Drama category
- LOST FACE, winner of the Open category
Each of the winners received a cash prize, a $300 AFTRS short course voucher, a mentorship with the #SocialShorts Ambassadors, as well as tickets to attend the 6th AACTA Awards presented by Foxtel | Industry Luncheon presented by Blue Post in Sydney, where they will have the opportunity to make new connections and discuss new collaborations with industry leaders.
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