Entries are already pouring in for this year’s Nimbin Youth Film Festival but, if you’re still in the process of finalising yours, you might have a few long nights of editing in store.
The deadline for entries is 5pm this Friday (November 20).
With the festival now in it’s fifth year, the organisers have found that most entries arrive at the very last minute – so get to it.
This year’s judges are Paul Tait and Jeni Kendall of Gaia Films, two of the north coast’s most experienced and highly awarded filmmakers.
Paul and Jeni were nominated for an AFI for Nearly Normal Nimbin their three part series on the Nimbin Aquarius movement, which screened on SBS in the mid-nineties.
With last year’s winning entry, Wake Up, filmed on a tiny iPod, organisers are quick to emphasise it’s not the size of your equipment but how you use it that counts.
For the overall winner, according to the strict (for Nimbin) judging criteria, 60 per cent of the marks are awarded on the strength of the narrative and the film’s entertainment value.
The remaining 40 per cent of the score is equally split between direction, production values, editing and audio/soundtrack.
The winning entry receives a $300 prize.
Click here for entry details and to download an entry form
Last year’s entries can be seen on the festival’s YouTube channel