WEFF Ticket Sales Are Here!

Yes, it’s Friday the 13th and we’re launching our tickets and this website.

But we’re not spooked! We know you want to be with us at WEFF again this year for another great program of Australian short films.

WEFF tickets are now on sale right up to festival day on 26 June

 

 

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This year we’re working with FilmFest for all ticket sales.

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FilmFest promotes the rich tapestry of film festivals, special cinematic events and passionate discussion. It is the interface between multicultural and genre film festivals and festival audiences.

Founded in 2014 by a group of film lovers including film festival directors, film academics with ticketing and rewards specialists, FilmFest is a collaborative online hub that brings together a broad range of Australian film festivals. It is an online platform for film festival audiences to enjoy richer experiences, explore and grow their love of film by effectively connecting the vast array of film festivals with like-minded film-goers.

 

Join us at the Launch Party for 2016

Boundary Hotel

WEFF is stoked to announce that the 2016 Festival will be launched at The Boundary Hotel on 24 June from 6pm.

Be there from 6.30pm sharp for screening of the 2016 Music Video Awards including screening finalist entries and presenting an award for the best music video judged by our panel of community and industry representatives.

This is a free event presented in partnership with our good friends and sponsors at The Boundary and includes live local bands and performers.

Reserve your ticket for this free event at our 2016 event page and make sure you’re there at 137 Boundary Street West End.

 

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DESIGN OUR TROPHIES!

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WEFF has a history of working with local artists to design creative trophies for our filmmaking award winners.

If you’re a Kurilpa based artist or have a connection to the area, send us your ideas and sketches and a basic budget so we can talk more about what you can create.

For more information contact Steph here

WEFF Call For Entries -Four weeks to go!

There’s only 4 weeks to go to get your entries in for this year’s West End Film Festival!

Australian filmmakers can submit entries through Film Freeway. Submission fees are only $25 and entries are open until midnight 15 April 2016.

With almost 100 entries received so far, we’re excited about the quality films we’ll be looking at over the coming month. Finalists will be notified by 30 April and able to attend the festival happening in West End on 26 June this year.

For a list of previous WEFF award winners, check out

West End Film Festival 2016 Call For Entries opens

The West End Film Festival (WEFF) is an Australian short film competition held in one of Australia’s most vibrant communities, Brisbane’s West End. Entries are now open until 15 April 2016 for short film makers in Australia to submit their films for consideration for the 2016 festival.

“We’re really excited about the festival this year,” said festival General Manager Steph Vajda. “Last year’s ticket sales sold out because we’ve had a great track record and, as usual, a great range of high quality short films to show from around Australia.”

Filmmakers can enter a range of short film types including animations and music videos. The festival offers cash prizes in a number of categories including Best Community Film (judged by members of the West End community), Best Industry Film (judged by local film industry professionals), Best Animation, Best Music Video and Best Indigenous Filmmaker or Crew Member.

Steph is excited to announce that the festival is also introducing a new category this year. “We’re encouraging young filmmakers under 15 years old to submit their short films to compete for the Young Filmmaker Best Film category.”

Submissions are made through Film Freeway with each film entry costing $25. Films that have been entered into other film competitions are allowed but films must be made by Australian filmmakers or be filmed in Australia. More information is available at Film Freeway where submissions can be made – www.filmfreeway.com/festival/ WestEndFilmFestival.
WEFF is now entering its 7th successful year. The festival is delivered by West End Community Association and has become a unique and valuable event in the West End community calendar.

With Sydney hosting the likes of TropFest, and Melbourne hosting the St Kilda Film Festival, it was obvious that the Brisbane film community needed a short film festival they could call their own. WEFF was established in 2009 by a group of local filmmakers who understood the need for an annual Brisbane-based program concentrating purely on the medium of short film.

For more information contact Steph Vajda on 0413 057138 or email. While the WEFF website is currently under development, the new site will be launched in March in time for ticket sales and promotions – www.westendfilmfestival.com.au.

WEFF is funded by Brisbane City Council and Screen Queensland.

ENTER YOUR FILM

WEFF is excited to announce that our Call For Entries will open on 15 February 2016. We invite Australian short film makers to submit their films for consideration for the 2016 festival.

Filmmakers can enter a range of short film types including animations and music videos. The festival offers cash prizes in a number of categories including Best Community Film (judged by members of the West End community), Best Industry Film (judged by local film industry professionals), Best Animation, Best Music Video and Best Indigenous Filmmaker or Crew Member.

Submissions are made through Film Freeway with each film entry costing $25. Films that have been entered into other film competitions are allowed however films must be made by Australian filmmakers or be filmed in Australia.

PRIZES are offered for:

  • Best Film – Community (Voted by West End community members who are part of the judging panel)
  • Best Film Industry (Voted by Film Industry representatives who are part of the judging panel)
  • Best Film by a Young Filmmaker (Films made by young people under 15 years of age)
  • Best Animation
  • Indigenous Filmmaker / Crew member Award
  • Best Music Video

More information is available at Film Freeway where submissions can be made – www.filmfreeway.com/festival/WestEndFilmFestival.

Filmmakers can submit up to and including 15 April 2016.

PLEASE NOTE: WEFF IS ONLY OPEN TO FILMS CREATED BY AUSTRALIAN FILMMAKERS OR TO FILMS THAT ARE SHOT IN AUSTRALIA.
WEFF uses Film Freeway exclusively for all Entries in 2016

LOOKING FOR NEW DIRECTOR

West End Film Festival is currently looking for a new Festival Director.

The Festival Director will lead the West End Film Festival program by coordinating design and delivery of the festival and related activities. The role demands a passion for both supporting Australian short film makers and working with the West End community to continue growing what has become a valuable part of West End’s identity.

The Festival Manager will work alongside the General Manager and the Curation and Artist Support Coordinator to design and deliver all WEFF related activities. An important aspect of the role involves collaborating with the festivals principal partner and auspice agent West End Community Association (WECA), particularly around the festivals overall design, funding sourcing and acquittal, community participation (including for local traders) and communications.

For more information see the attached Position Description or email WEFF General Manager Steph Vajda