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Under the Radar Terms and Conditions

The St Kilda Film Festival Under the Radar Terms and Conditions are as follows: 

  1. An entrant in the Youth Short Film Category must have been under 21 years when the short was filmed (The entrant is referred to as the 'Producer').
  2. This event is sponsored by FReeZA: for all ages and drug, smoke and alcohol free, and will be fully supervised.

Producer's Responsibility

  1. The producer must:
    • Comply with all the Competition Terms and Conditions
    • Lodge a completed Entry Form. Incomplete Entry Forms may not be accepted.
    • Comply with the law in relation to all matters associated with making a film and entering the Short-film Contest
    • Be solely liable for and indemnifies and saves harmless to The City of Port Phillip's employees and agents against all liability, claims, actions, proceedings, demands and penalties, to the extent that they are incurred by or brought against or made upon Council, or which Council may pay, sustain or be put to by reason of, or arising out of or in connection with the Producer entering the competition including but not limited to making the film, except where such liability, claims actions, proceedings, demands and penalties arises out of or in connection with a negligent or wilful act or default of Council, its employees and or its agents.
  2. The Producer is the copyright owner of the film that is entered in the Youth ShortFilm Contest. The producer must sort permission to use any copy righted music featured in the film from the owner of said music.
    The City of Port Phillip takes no responsibility for any breach of copyright by other parties.
  3. The producer grants the St Kilda Film Festival the rights to:
    • Exhibit the film in the St Kilda Film Festival and any subsequent tour.
    • Reproduce the film for inclusion as part of a compilation.
    • Exhibit the production either in part or in total for promotional purposes.

Film Criteria

  1. Films must not contain violence or images, language or behaviour that is unlawful or offensive, or that make reference to drug use. Where this requirement is not complied with, the Producer may be contacted to edit the film or otherwise the film will be disqualified. All films should correspond to an Australian G-rating.
  2. Films should be no longer than 15 minutes in duration including the titles and credits, and must be submitted with a copy of the script. Exceptions can be made to the time constraint.

Supported formats

  1. We can only screen 35mm or 16mm film, digibeta or DVD. Anything else, or even these very formats done badly, will incur costs to you to compile the films and finish them properly for screening in a cinema format. Please indicate on the application form what format you film has been produced in.


  1. The personal information requested on this form is being collected by the council for the delivery of Under the Radar, Youth Short Film Competition. The personal information will be used solely by the council for that primary purpose or directly related purposes. If this information is not collected you may not be eligible to enter your film in Under the Radar, Youth Short Film Competition.
  2. The applicant understands that the personal information provided is for administration and promotional purposes that they may apply to the council for access to and/or amendment of the information. Requests for access and or correction should be made to Council's Information Privacy Officer:
    Under the Radar
    Youth Services
    City of Port Phillip
    Private Bag 3
    St Kilda
    Vic 3182

Category G-General

Impact test

The impact of the classifiable elements for material classified G should be very mild only.


The G classification is for a general audience. However, it does not necessarily indicate that children will enjoy the film or computer
game. Some G films and games contain themes, story-lines or gameplay that do not interest children.

Classifiable elements

  • Themes: the treatment of themes should have a very low sense of threat or menace, and be justified by context.
  • Violence: should have only a low sense of threat or menace, and be justified by context. Sexual violence is not permitted.
  • Sexual activity: should be very mild and very discreetly implied, and be justified by context.
  • Coarse language: should be very mild and infrequent, and be justified by context.
  • Drug use: should be implied only very discreetly, and be justified by context.
  • Nudity: should be justified by context.