Blue Shorts Film Festival

A short film festival held in the Blue Mountains, Australia, celebrating Blue Mountains stories, storytellers and community

Mount Victoria [NSW] (September 2021)

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Thanks again to Olivia Wylde for her fabulous design for this years Festival!
Ziggy has his eye on the Deadline date of Aug 31...stay tuned for Online Festival Awards! (It’s a dress up kinda thing).
Sleeping through2020 seems the best option!
Prawn Rejected
Ziggy has his eye on the world. How’s everyone managing?
New Date! Monday 31st August, 2020 is now the new date for lodging your short films. So plenty of time to craft your films or make a new one. 

We will then hope to have our usual live judging (as opposed to online) and our usual fun filled, packed audiences at Mt Vic Flicks after that for Short listed films and winners.

We would like to thank Bendigo Bank for their continued support, ATYP :Australian Theatre for Young People for a prize worth $450 for a holiday workshop in acting for the camera or making a short film , Leura Butchers for a $100 voucher for their array of meats and sauces, and there will be more prizes. 

Take care everyone and get creative! Now is definitely the time for you to spread the word and learn how to shoot, script write and edit. 

Film title for today is Listening.

This photo taken two days ago at Wentworth Falls Lake and this woman was listening to the tree. Just listening. 
It was quite a beautiful moment for me to watch while she listened. You can’t see her face so I felt ok about posting. 

What is it that we need to hear right now? What don’t we want to hear and how do we choose who or what to listen to?
Films are made or broken by how they use sound.
Hi everyone,

As these are difficult and challenging times, we are working on a plan to create our festival on line. 
So stay tuned for updates, as at the moment we are still wanting films in by our stated deadline of March 31st. 

As most of you will know, Mt Vic Flicks has had to close until we get through this Covid threat keeping as many people safe as possible. 

Please post your thoughts and we will post up some revised dates and processes ASAP.

Stay safe, stay at home if your work and circumstances allow and maybe make another film!
Use this as an opportunity to make a film with your household and check out the many film festivals all over the world that would appreciate your small donation and maybe get your film accepted. 
Take care,
Liz and Jo, Adam and Kirsten. 

Jack and Ziggy just want the sun, food, pats and a bit of a run around. 
Mnnn ...maybe that’s what we all want? 

Film Title Challenge of a film that can be made at home, in your yard with minimal cast. I’ll start us off and post a new one every day.

Day One Wed March 25th, 2020

A Place to Hide
Meet Jack, he’s black and you’ve met Ziggy he’s white and they are brothers. 
Their message is this:
Seeing as you all are staying at home to keep everyone safe you may as well make a film? Or two? 
Any more titles to share with us?
Great we have some films posted already on the film freeway. Keep them coming!
filmfreeway.com/BlueShorts 

Ziggy would like to introduce to you all his cushion brother Jack. Black and white, brothers in arms. Snuggling in the colder weather...

Don’t forget to pop into Mt Vic Flicks for stimulating entertainment and a hot cuppa!
Ziggy wants to remind you to lodge your films by Tuesday 31st March. 

Also in your diary Saturday 9th May at Vic Flicks! Award Ceremonies, great films and the laid back ambience of Mt Vic Flicks!

Ziggy encourages films about cats. He would prefer no dogs, also mice are nice. Oh and no vacuum cleaners please they make a scary noise.
Ziggy says ‘How are your films going? Yawn....’ 
‘I’m still trying to find an editor for my spider film...any takers?’
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