Over 24 years the award-winning MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival has become Australia's most exciting celebration of our nation’s rich maritime culture one of the world’s most anticipated maritime events.

Held across Hobart Tasmania's vibrant and bustling waterfront, the four-day festival brings together the largest and most beautiful collection of wooden boats in the Southern Hemisphere.

Along with the exhibition of these beautiful boats, the festival delivers a lively combination of incredible local food, live entertainment, music, demonstrations and displays. And of course the wonderful display of classic and modern wooden boats across the waterfront. And now the Australian Wooden Boat Festival is creating a 'film festival' event inside the greater festival.

The MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival has all the elements of a summer celebration by the sea.

Wooden Boat Short Film Competition - rules below- prize $500 AUD

People’s Choice Award Short Film - rules below - prize $250 AUD

WOODEN BOAT SHORT FILM COMPETITION

ALL films must have a storyline (THEME) that focuses on, highlights or includes wooden boats.

ALL films must be 30 mins or less.

ALL STYLES of films (narrative, documentary, experimental, animation, etc) will be accepted.

There is NO restriction on when the film was made.

There is NO restriction on whether the film has screened previously.

There is NO restriction on films that have been or are available on the internet.

PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD

ALL entries must be 5 MINS or less in length

ALL entries must have a theme that includes or focuses on wooden boats

ALL entries will be viewed and judged and the top 10 films chosen will be screened at the festival as the People's Choice Award film screening where the audience will vote on their number one favorite film. The film that gets the most votes will be declared the winner.

ALL STYLES of films (narrative, documentary, experimental, animation, etc) will be accepted.

There is NO restriction on when the film was made.

There is NO restriction on whether the film has screened previously.

There is NO restriction on films that have been or are available on the internet.

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PRESENTATION

Selected films must be made available for Festival presentation in .mov or .mp4 format.

LANGUAGE

Foreign language films must be made available with the original language soundtrack and English Subtitles.

MATERIALS

Materials of films selected for screening become the property of the Wooden Boat Festival and can be used to promote the Wooden Boat Festival and the programs of the Tasmanian eco Film Festival in all mediums including film, television, radio, print and the internet.

Entry fees will not be refunded.

JUDGING & SELECTION

Films are selected for Festival presentation by the Wooden Boat Film Festival programming committee. If a film is selected, the Festival office will contact the entrant via FilmFreeway's website.

All entrants will be notified on or before September 28, 2018.

The Wooden Boat Film Festival does not pay to screen your film.

By submitting their entry, the entrant guarantees that they have obtained all necessary rights and clearances, and that they have legal right to publicly screen and enter their entry into the Wooden Boat Film Festival.

That entrants have permission to use all images and sound / music used in their film.

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  • Alexandria Searls

    My films travel more exciting places than I do. I would love to have gone, especially because I'm involved in building wooden boats. Their communication was excellent, and I'm gratified that they showed my film about a boat building program.

    July 2019