Buzz Movie Makers, a Melbourne-based kid's film school, has teamed up with the I Give a Buck! Foundation of Australia to present the country's first Film Festival for under 16's which donates 100% of it's profits to charity.
Young people across Australia are invited to showcase their creative talents by
submitting short films or animations of no more than 7 minutes, in any genre
they choose. A selection of fantastic prizes are up for grabs, along with the
chance to have a film screened on the 'big screen' at the Buzz Awards Ceremony,
being held on Sunday 25th November 2012, at Cinema Nova on Lygon Street.
Entries for the Buzz Movie Makers Film Festival 2012 are now
open to individuals and groups, with the closing date for submissions being November 7th. Prizes will be given out
in 9 different categories; including Best Film, Best Actor/Actress and Best
Animated Film – but perhaps the most special award of the 2012 contest will be
the 'I Give a Buck Foundation Award'...
This award will be given to a young filmmaker or
animator who can create an original advert for the charity, explaining the work
they do and inviting people to donate as little as $1 to help children from low
income families receive vital equipment such as wheelchairs, walking frames and
specialist nursing care. The advert must run for no longer than 2 minutes, and
the winning film will be broadcast all over Australia, promoting the charity.
Buzz Movie Makers founder, actress and teacher Claire Dicarlo says, “We are so excited to be launching this film
festival in Melbourne. Modern technology now makes filmmaking so accessible to
young people. You don't need fancy or expensive equipment to make an engaging
movie - often a great idea and a camera phone are all that's required! Young
people have a voice now like never before, and we're so looking forward to
seeing how creatively they can use that voice.”
Entry to the festival costs $25, and submissions will be judged by professional
directors working in the Australian film industry. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org and
request a registration pack.
More information on Buzz Movie Makers courses can be found at www.buzzmoviemakers.com.au; and I Give a Buck's
current appeals at www.igiveabuck.com.au