If you live in regional Victoria, your stories won't look or sound like city stories. The St Kilda Film Festival's 'Your Place' competition asks regional Victorians to get creative while they're staying safe at home.
Whether you've got access to high-quality camera equipment or simply a TikTok account, we invite inspired Victorians to tell us their story through film for the chance to share in a prize pool worth over $5,000, with first place taking home $3,500 cash and a DaVinci Resolve Studio from Blackmagic Design valued at $595.
Shortlisted films will also be seen by nationwide audiences as part of the St Kilda Film Festival program.
If you live in Regional Victoria, stories about Your Place won’t look or sound like city stories. Whether you have access to high-quality camera equipment or a TikTok account, we want to hear from you. Regional filmmakers of all ages are encouraged to document their own unique experience of Your Place on film (up to 3 minutes in length).
Your film must be produced specifically for the Your Place competition and should mention your town or area. Your work can be any form you choose; documentary, fiction, animation, experimental, music video, made using studio cameras or totally on a handheld device.
Entry is free and simple. Just upload your film to your preferred platform and provide us with the link and a few extra details. Entries close Friday 29 May and shortlisted filmmakers will be notified by Friday 5 June. Winners will be announced at the St Kilda Film Festival closing, Saturday 20 June.
Terms and conditions
- Entries are restricted to individuals and registered organisations based in regional Victoria, which is defined as these 48 regional and rural council areas across the state.
- There is no cost to enter but all costs associated with the production of each entry is the applicant’s responsibility and cannot be claimed.
- Films can be up to three minutes long, including credits.
- Film cannot have been commercially released or submitted to any other short film festival worldwide. All films must be made specifically for the Your Place Short Film Competition Short films of any type – for example documentary, fiction, animation, or experimental - are absolutely welcomed but please no nudity, violence, excessive course language etc.
- Entries are welcomed from individuals, groups and organisations including schools, local governments, nursing homes, community groups, film schools, university groups, families and any other collective. Private or for-profit organisations are welcome to enter the Your Place Short Film Competition.
- Multiple entries from groups or individuals are welcomed.
- The St Kilda Film Festival reserves the right to not consider films which include deliberate product placement/branding for an agenda for financial gain of the company, this includes logos in credits (although written credit is acceptable) and ‘location’ product placement or any other visual representations.
- Entries can be submitted online via the St Kilda Film Festival website entry form. Only film links may be included such as YouTube, Vimeo or another high quality link.
- If submitting multiple entries, each entry must include a separate entry form.
- Entries close at midnight on Friday 29 May.
- By entering this competition you are consenting to your short film being broadcast and/or being available via the St Kilda Film festival website and social media accounts.
- The applicant warrants to the Your Place Short Film Competition that they have obtained all the necessary permissions to enter this film and that the film does not infringe the rights, including copyright, of any third party. This includes use of music and literary material.