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.