Celebrate Mooroolbark is an annual community festival held in March at Red Earth Park and Mooroolbark Community Centre for all ages.

Celebrate Mooroolbark’s annual short film competition this year follows the festival’s theme, ‘Red Earth Awakened’.

Whether you are new to filmmaking, recording on a smartphone, or have some experience up your sleeve, everyone is welcome to participate.

Entries are to be based on the theme of Red Earth Awakened; to locals, this has a direct link to the history of the Red Earth Festival in Mooroolbark, however, it is open to interpretation and can be fiction, documentary or mockumentary!

Submissions will be judged and screened at the Celebrate Mooroolbark festival on Saturday the 21st of March, 2020.

Prizes will be awarded to 2 categories:

1. 13 & under
2. Open Category

-Entry into the Competition is deemed acceptance of the Terms and Conditions
of Entry
-The entries must follow copyright laws – no unlicensed material will be accepted
-The entries should fit the concept of 'Red Earth Awakened' to be eligible
-Please double-check your files before submitting your entry. If we cannot view your submission, we will be unable to judge your film.
-Celebrate Mooroolbark 2020 committee will appoint a panel of judges who will select the best valid entries in their opinion based on the following criteria:
a. creativity and originality;
b. research and factual accuracy;
c. clear presentation and good understanding of the theme
-Submissions must be 1 to 2 minutes long, including credits
-The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be
entered into
-All films entered must have been made specifically for the 2020 Competition. All entries must have been completed between 1st Feb March 2020 and 10th March 2020
-Entries may be in any language or have no dialogue at all. Non-English audio (or important on-screen text) must have English subtitles
-Entries close at 11:59 pm AEST Tuesday, March 16th 2020
-All personal information, such as your name, address, telephone number, email address and age, is collected solely for the purposes of administering this competition and shall not be used for any other purpose without your consent. By providing this information, you consent to it being used by Celebrate Mooroolbark and its affiliates for the stated purposes

Overall Rating
  • Iryna Yurchenko

    На самом мероприятии не была. Поэтому о качестве провдения ничего не скажу. Но обратной связи с организаторами нет. Письма на электронную почту остались без ответа. И не понятно, как за день до фестиваля - ты финалист, а потом через неделю после фестиваля - ты полуфиналист. Обычно хронология событий наоборот)))

    April 2019
  • Anoop Oommen

    I do appreciate the people who worked it out as a grand success. I recommend film makers all over the world to support it with their meaningful participation.

    April 2019
  • thanks Overall Rating

    March 2019
  • Festival provided great communication. Definitely recommend.

    July 2018