Bondi Short Film Festival

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Bondi Short Film Festival
Genre Competitive short film festival
Date(s) 27 November
Frequency Annually
Location(s) Bondi Beach, New South Wales, Australia
Years active 13
Inaugurated 2000
Participants 200
Website
http://www.bondishortfilmfestival.com/

The Bondi Short Film Festival is an annual one-day competitive short film festival open to amateur filmmakers held in the Australian city of Sydney, at Bondi Beach. The Festival's founding and current artistic director is Francis Coady.[1]

History[edit]

Established by Coady in 2000, the Festival began by giving young filmmakers a festival to screen their films,[2] reportedly as a favour to Coady's friends who had missed out on entering films in other Sydney film festivals.[3] The first festival screening was held at the North Bondi RSL Club. Due to its success, by 2002 it has moved to its current home at the Bondi Pavilion.[4]

The Festival accepts entries in any genre, with the only restrictions being it must be Australian, under 15 minutes in length, and made in the previous 18 months.[4] Prizes are currently awarded in four categories: Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Actor and Best Music.[4] Whilst the competition is predominantly an amateur’s festival, films are judged by leading industry professionals. Over the years, festival judges have included Margaret Pomeranz, Sam Worthington, Bruce Beresford,[4] Rachel Ward, Damon Gameau, David Caeser and Gracie Otto.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Francis Coady - Bachelor Profile". Cleo. NineMSN Pty Limited. 2010. Retrieved 30 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Trespassing with Francis Coady". Trespass Magazine. NineMSN Pty Limited. 24 November 2010. Retrieved 30 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "History". Bondi Short Film Festival. Bondi Short Film Festival. 2010. Retrieved 30 May 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Bondi Short Film Festival (BSFF)". Film Festivals Australia. Julia Avenell. 2010. Retrieved 30 May 2011. 

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