AF French Film Festival Announces SHORT FILM COMPETITION

‘Lumières, caméra, action !’ Submissions for the Alliance Française French Film Festival Short Film Competition are now open

To celebrate its 26th edition in style, the Alliance Française French Film Festival and its supporting partner Peugeot Automobiles Australia are offering aspiring filmmakers the opportunity to not only watch films but to also make them!

As part of the complete French experience, the winning filmmaker will receive a trip to Paris and have their short film screened during the 2015 Festival at Palace Cinemas.

The Short Film Competition encourages applicants to submit a short film, of 30 to 60 seconds, on the topic ‘Motion & Emotion’.

As Peugeot’s brand promise, ‘Motion & Emotion’ encapsulates the collaboration between the two organisations with each word describing what they do best:

All submissions are to incorporate what Peugeot Australia represents to their authors, Motion.
The clips are also to incorporate a certain ‘French touch’ and to embody the spirit of the Alliance Française and French cinema by utilising French words, concepts, symbols, photos or representations of France / French cinema, Emotion.
To be eligible, submissions must be received before 5PM (AEDT) 16 January 2015.

The Top 3 films will be selected by a Jury whose members will include leading figures of the Australian Film Industry such as Antonio Zeccola, Founder of Palace Cinemas; Sandy George, Presenter of SBS Movies, Australian Correspondent Screen International &; Veronica Gleeson, Creative Director at Screen Australia and Professor Herman Van Eyken, Head of School – Griffith Film School. Thereafter, the winning Short will be selected via an online vote open to the public.

About the Alliance Française French Film Festival

Celebrating its 26th edition in 2015, the Alliance Française French Film Festival is a keenly anticipated and wildly popular event on Australia’s cultural calendar.

The annual Festival is a collaboration between the Embassy of France in Australia and six Alliances Françaises around the country. It is not only the biggest multi-cultural film festival in Australia; it is also the largest Festival celebrating French films, to be staged outside of France.

Each year, the Festival presents the best of contemporary French cinema. Blockbusters and independent films alike screen at Palace Cinema locations over six weeks in seven cities: Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, Brisbane, Byron Bay, and Perth.

French culture, and in particular French cinema, has never been more popular in Australia than right now. The Alliance Française French Film Festival audience encompasses Australians, French, Francophiles and movie buffs – all keen to experience the latest sophisticated, evocative and daring films from la belle France!

Having now entered its second quarter century, the Alliance Française French Film Festival looks forward to continuing to celebrate the cinematic achievements of this most romantic and vibrant of cultures.

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