Film Comp


Celebrate Mooroolbark’s annual short film competition this year follows the festival’s theme, ‘Red Earth Awakened’.

Whether you are new to filmmaking recording on a smartphone or have some experience up your sleeve, everyone is welcome to participate!

To locals, Red Earth Awakened has a direct link to the history of the Red Earth Festival in Mooroolbark, however, it is open to interpretation and can be fiction, documentary or mockumentary!

Submissions will be judged and screened at the Celebrate Mooroolbark festival on Saturday the 21st of March, 2020.

Prizes will be awarded to 2 categories:

1. 13 & under
2. Open Category

Rules & Terms

  • Must follow copyright laws – no unlicensed material.
  • Submissions must be no longer than 2 minutes, including credits.
  • The entries should fit the concept of ‘Red Earth Awakened’ to be eligible.
  • If in a language other than English, films must have captions /subtitles in English language.
  • Films must be suitable for viewing by all ages (no explicit or offensive content).
  • The organisers of the competition reserve the right to reject entries without any correspondence being entered into.
  • Entries close at 11:59 pm AEST Tuesday, March 16th 2020.

Your video can be any style you wish, may it be a documentary, interview, animation, a music video (must follow copyright laws – no unlicensed material) – anything you can think of! 

To enter:

Please upload your submission on the FilmFreeway website via the link below.

If you have any questions or issues, feel free to email

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