Now in its third year, the Greater Dandenong Short Cuts Film Festival is back for 2018!

Short Cuts celebrates the arts, community life and creative storytelling, providing an artistic platform for local community members, emerging artists and accomplished professionals to share their stories.

Short Cuts 2018 will be curated by Richard Moore and screened at Drum Theatre in June. An exciting new addition adds to the festival, Shorter Cuts Junior Film Festival, which will entertain the younger generation and showcase their films.

Mayoral Prize for Best Film - $AU 3000
Mayoral Runners Up - $AU 750
People's Choice award - $AU 500
Categories
Emerging - $AU 250
Community / Student - $AU 250
Open - $AU 250

Festival Vision:
Short Cuts Film Festival celebrates the arts, community life and creative storytelling, by providing an artistic platform for local community members, emerging artists and accomplished professional s to share their stories.

Submission of film represents agreement with these Terms and Conditions.

1. Definitions in these Terms and Conditions, unless expressed or implied to the contrary:
a. Greater Dandenong Short Cuts Film Festival 2018 will be known as “The Festival”.
b. Person/s submitting works for consideration as part The Festival will be known as “The Entrant”.
c. Film submitted for consideration as part of The Festival will be known as “The Work”.

2. To be considered eligible for entry, The Work must:
a. Be up to 15 minutes long, inclusive of opening titles and credits.
b. Be original work with copyright clearance, including the use of non-original material (i.e. music, sound or visual clips).
c. Be in English or have English subtitles.
d. Be consistent in style and content with The Festival Vision.
e. Be submitted through the FilmFreeway website.
f. Be submitted with:
i. full synopsis of film
ii. publicity images.
g. Not screen content that is defamatory, obscene, sexually, culturally or racially offensive, pornographic, or libellous.

3. The City of Greater Dandenong takes no responsibility for any breach of copyright by other parities.

4. The Entrant grants The Festival rights to exhibit The Work for:
a. The Festival main event screening on Saturday 23 June and on subsequent dates until the end of December 2018.
b. Greater Dandenong Shorter Cuts Junior Film Festival 2018 event screenings on Tuesday 26 June and on subsequent dates until the end of December 2018, featuring a curated program of films selected from The Work submitted and as deemed appropriate by the Selection Panel.
c. Promotional purposes.

5. City of Greater Dandenong staff and their immediate families may enter but will be ineligible for a prize.

6. Decision of the Selection Panel regarding final curated film festival content and prize winners is final.