The City of Port Philip Youth Services will be hosting an Under 21’s open entry category as part of the St Kilda Film Festival.

This category in the St Kilda Film Festival provides an opportunity for young filmmakers to show their work in an internationally recognised film festival. This opportunity will encourage young filmmakers to pursue their craft further and potentially produce future stars of cinema both in front of and behind the camera.

Proudly presented and produced by the City of Port Phillip, the Festival supports the Australian film industry by turning the spotlight on a wide range of fascinating works that may not otherwise see the light of day. Exceptional films by both emerging talent and short works by accomplished industry professionals are shown on the big screen, where they look their shiny best.

St Kilda Film Festival provides the most comprehensive overview of the national short film industry, screening a diverse selection of short films from around the country alongside a rich program of international showcases, special screenings and events plus Australia’s largest free Filmmaker Development Program.

*Please Note* To apply for the Top 100 as part of St Kilda Film Festival hop on over to - - applicants wanting to submit to both film competitions receive a coupon code for free entry into Under the Radar Short Film Competition.

Winner of the Under the Radar Short Film Competition will be awarded a cash prize.

Terms and Conditions of Entry

1. An entrant in the Youth Short Film Category must under 21 years when the short was filmed (The entrant is referred to as the “Producer”).

Producer’s Responsibility

2. The Producer must:
a. Comply with all the Competition Terms and Conditions;
b. Lodge a completed Entry Form. Incomplete Entry Forms may not be accepted.
c. Be a resident of Australia.

3. The Producer must comply with the law in relation to all matters associated with making a film and entering the Short-film Contest;

4. The Producer is solely liable for and indemnifies and saves harmless to The City of Port Phillip’s employees and agents against all liability, claims, actions, proceedings, demands and penalties, to the extent that they are incurred by or brought against or made upon Council or which Council may pay, sustain or be put to by reason of, or arising out of or in connection with the Producer entering the competition including but not limited to making the film, except where such liability, claims actions,
proceedings, demands and penalties arises out of or in connection with a negligent or wilful act or default of Council, its employees and or its agents.

5. The Producer is the copyright owner of the film that is entered in the Youth Short-Film Contest. The producer must sort permission to use any copy righted music featured in the film from the owner of said music.

6. The City of Port Phillip takes no responsibility for any breach of copyright by other parties.

7. The producer grants the St Kilda Film Festival the rights to:
(a) Exhibit the film in the St Kilda Film Festival and any subsequent tour
(b) Reproduce the film for inclusion as part of a compilation
(c) Exhibit the production either in part or in total for promotional purposes

Film Criteria

8. a. Films should be no longer than 15 mins in duration including the titles and credits and must be submitted with a copy of the script.

9. Films must not contain violence or images, language or behaviour that is unlawful or offensive or that reference to unjustified drug use. Where this requirement is not complied with, the Producer may be contacted to edit the film or otherwise the film will be disqualified. All films should correspond to an Australian G-rating.

Category G-General

Impact test
The impact of the classifiable elements for material classified G should be very mild only.

Note: The G classification is for a general audience. However, it does not necessarily indicate that children will enjoy the film or computer game. Some G films and games contain themes, story-lines or gameplay that do not interest children.

Classifiable elements:

The treatment of themes should have a very low sense of threat or menace, and be justified by context.

Violence should have only a low sense of threat or menace, and be justified by context.
Sexual violence is not permitted.

Sexual activity should be very mild and very discreetly implied, and be justified by context.

Coarse language should be very mild and infrequent, and be justified by context.

Drug use should be implied only very discreetly, and be justified by context.

Nudity should be justified by context.

This event is sponsored by FReeZA: for all ages and drug, smoke and alcohol free.
Fully Supervised.

10. Entries must be received by Monday, January 20, 2020

Privacy Statement
The personal information requested on this form is being collected by the council for the delivery of Under the Radar, Youth Short Film Competition. The personal information will be used solely by the council for that primary purpose or directly related purposes. If this information is not collected you may not be eligible to enter your film in Under the Radar, Youth Short Film Competition. The applicant understands that the personal information provided is for administration and promotional purposes that he or she may apply to the council for access to and/or amendment of the information. Requests for access and or correction should be made to Council's Information Privacy Officer.

Under the Radar
Youth Services
City of Port Phillip
Private Bag 3
St Kilda
Vic 3182