Blue Shorts is a short film festival held in the Blue Mountains, Australia. Just for local residents, Blue Shorts celebrates Blue Mountains stories and storytellers and is a celebration of local creativity and community. Filmmakers of all levels are encouraged to submit short films - from young and emerging filmmakers to the many pros we have in the area. We are looking for short films 7 minutes and under in any genre and style (*films in 12 years and under category need to be 2 mins or less*)

The festival screenings will be held on 19-May 2018 at the beautiful Mount Vic Flicks with an awards presentation after the screenings.

**NOTE** This festival is not listed publicly on the FilmFreeway so cannot be found by searching the FilmFreeway listings. Once you have created your project and uploaded your film, please return to this page to submit your entry to Blue Shorts.

Blue Shorts is brought to you in partnership with Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre, Mount Vic Flicks and Local Film Makers. This year's festival is supported by the Blue Mountains City of the Arts Trust Cultural Grants Program.

Awards & Prizes

Best Film
Best Youth Film (Aged 13-18)
Best Youth Film (12 and under) (* 2 minutes or less*)
People's Choice Award
Best Family Made Movie
Best Comedy
Best Story
Best Animation
Best Music Video
Best Documentary
Best Dramatic Film
Best Cinematography
Best Sound
Best Edit

Rules & Terms

1. I have read, understand and fully comply with all Terms of Entry.
2. I am a resident of, or the film was made in the Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia. (From Lapstone to Lithgow.)
3. My film is max 7 minutes long (max 2 minutes for Youth 12 and under category)
4. I have obtained permission to include all the people and locations in the film.
5. My film is not subject to any litigation nor is threatened by any litigation.
6 . I am duly authorised to submit this film to the festival.
7 . I hold the Blue Shorts Community Committee, its partners and affiliates, harmless from any and all claims of liability resulting from my entry.
8 . I certify that I have full rights to the use of the music in the entered work.
9 . I give permission for Blue Shorts Community Committee to use stills, titles, copy, and/or information from the film for promotional purposes.
10 . I give permission for Blue Shorts Community Committee to screen the film at the Festival as well as any Festival presentations, programs, and/or events.

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    Angus Whalan

    It was a great showcase of local talent from all ages. A lot of fun.

    February 2017