Mud & Saltwater Short Film Fest

Mud & Saltwater Short Film Fest is your chance to spread your creative wings and celebrate the environmental and cultural values of Roebuck Bay

Broome (September 2021)

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Come and see Leong Kelly's comedy tonight at 7pm (7th September) at Matsos, free screening of films made by locals for a Mud and Saltwater '2 Minute Film in 3 Days event'.
Professional filmmakers Mark Jones, Neil Turner, Paul Bell and Dr Michael McCall (director, actor, producer, playwright, dramaturg, script editor, arts advocate and stage, screen, arts educator in Perth) volunteer to judge the Mud and Saltwater Short Film Fest entries. every year  The '2 Minute Film in 3 Days' event this weekend is extra special, with Paul, Mark and Neil (based in Broome), helping filmmakers with their films.  Legends they all are 🎧🎥😎🦉
Leong Kelly's 2 minute comedy ''Where's ya bin?' will be screened tonight at 7pm (7th September) at Matsos - can't wait!
Broome locals are making films this weekend for the Mud and Saltwater '2 Minute Film in 3 Days' event. Some have never made a film before so its pretty exciting to see and hear the stories they are telling.  Come and see the 2 minute films, 7pm at Matsos (Sept 7) - they are so good! Here's a photo from Leong Kelly and Mark Fogliani's film 😅
Thanks for the sponsors Rangelands NRM with support from the National Landcare Program, Inspiring Australia, Sobrane Gallery, Cygnet Bay Pearls and Broome Whale Watching.
Are you interested in making a 2 Minute Film in 3 Days in early Sept 2020? Filmmaking help is there if needed from Mud and Saltwater judges Paul Bell, Mark Jones and Neil Turner. Moreover, there will be a prize for the Best 2 Minute Film. Filmmakers need to register: 
The 2 Minute Film in 3 Days event runs Saturday, Sunday & Monday (5-7th Sept 2020), with a free screening of the films on Monday 7th Sept at Matso’s at 7pm. On Saturday and Sunday (5-6th Sept) filmmakers can call on Mud and Saltwater Film Fest judges Paul Bell and Mark Jones for help, then on Monday, filmmakers can go to Pilbara and Kimberley Aboriginal Media (PAKAM) for post-production help if needed.  You will need your own filmmaking equipment, however if you require a computer to edit your film, computers are available with professional filmmaking software at PAKAM on Monday 7th Sept, 2020.
This is a great opportunity to make a short film for the 2021 Mud and Saltwater Short Film Fest, with plenty of time after the 2 Minute Film in 3 Days event to further improve your film.  
The short films need to fit into one of the categories below:
Drama/Narrative Actors, lights, camera…action
Documentary Non-fictional and intended to document some aspect of reality
Science Short With a science edge on any aspect of Roebuck Bay.  
Comedy Can your short film make someone laugh?
Animation Using any animation technique from claymation to computer generated imagery
Music Short Integrating a song and imagery
BROOME (WA) Broome Short film about Broome, but ensure it is about the natural, cultural or heritage values (any genre).
KIMBERLEY CALLING (WA) Short film about the wider Kimberley, but ensure it is about the natural, cultural or heritage values (any genre).
Sold out on both nights, the Mud and Saltwater Short Film Fest is very popular :) © Kevin Smith
Paul Bell, winner of Best Documentary & Kimberley Calling and Jesse Hornblow representing major sponsor Cygnet Bay Pearls © Kevin Smith
Major sponsor Sobrane Simcock with Most Improved Filmmaker Gary Gary Dale Hamaguchi © Kevin Smith
Animation winner Dianne Bennett and Aaron O'Meara representing sponsor Inspiring Australia. © Kevin Smith
Peoplés Choice Winner Yindi Newman for What's For Dinner Dad, Jessie Hornblow from major sponsor Cygnet Bay Pearls © Kevin Smith