Humanity - The Hume Diversity Short Film Festival is a new competition on the lookout for short films focusing on the positive impact Hume's diversity makes on the community.

OPEN TO ANYONE WHO LIVES, WORKS, STUDIES OR PLAYS WITHIN THE CITY OF HUME IN THE AUSTRALIAN STATE OF VICTORIA, Humanity aims to provide a creative platform for local filmmakers to share positive stories of social inclusion and diversity within the area.

An initiative of Dianella's Population Health Program, the competition seeks to encourage people from all walks of life and backgrounds to celebrate the common humanity that makes Hume a strong, enriching and dynamic community. We want to see that projected onto the big (and small) screen. Drama, comedy, documentary; even animation - all genres are encouraged as long as they reflect the diversity of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical ability, culture and religious belief within Hume.

All films meeting the submission criteria will be shared online, with shortlisted movies screening in competition on 21 March 2018. Prizes will be awarded to help support the participants further develop their creative skills.

Judge's Choice - $500 Michael's Camera Voucher

People's Choice - $500 Michael's Camera Voucher

Population Health Pick - $500 Michael's Camera Voucher

Runners-Up in each category receive a $500 Equipment Rental Voucher from Michael's Cameras.

1. Films must be no longer than 8 minutes including titles and credits.
2. You can use any software to edit video and audio. You can use any software for colour correction or special effects.
3. You cannot use copyright material unless you have documentation to prove you have legal authorisation from the musician, artist, writer or record label.
4. Signed Actor Release Forms of anyone appearing in your film may need to be sighted
5. Films are welcome in any language, but you are required to add subtitles in English.
6. The festival is open to filmmakers of ALL ages.
7. Humanity is open to anyone who lives, works, studies or plays within the City of Hume.
8. Films must clearly decpict or represent the positive impact race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical ability, culture and religious diversity has on Hume.
9. Submission deadline is 11:59pm (AEST), February 28, 2018.
10. Contestants must agree to their film being uploaded to the Dianella Health website and/or Facebook and YouTube page, at Population Health’s discretion. Your film or parts thereof may also be used in Dianella Health marketing.
11. All content submitted must be in accordance with the law and any illegal activity will be reported to the relevant authorities.
12. The judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
13. Your film must also be submitted in 16:9 ratio and in a non-compressed format. MP4 or Quicktime files, 1920x1080 in size, with a constant frame rate and Stereo 48kHz audio are preferred
14. Your film can have screened in other film festivals, just as long as you and your film fit the criteria (i.e. work, live, study play in Hume; film theme of promoting diversity, and film must have been made in Hume)
15. Entry is free. You can enter as many films as you like, providing they fit the entry criteria.