REELise Film Festival

REELise Film Festival
78 Hopetoun Avenue
Vaucluse, Australia

Tel: 0407076787
Fax: 612 9337 4466

2017, Finished
Sat 1st Apr to Sat 1st Apr


Children Family Student

Festival Overview

The Festival is designed to provide a platform for young filmmakers to showcase their talents by turning an instrument of bullying - the mobile phone, into a positive filmmaking tool exploring stories by young people about the real life impacts of their online world.


The Festival offers awards for Best Film Junior (10-12 years), Best Film Intermediate (13-15 years) Best Film Senior (16-18 years), People's Choice and Spirit of REELise. Additionally at the 2017 Festival a new "the Pink Prize" will be introduced for the film that best explores a theme of bullying, discrimination, homophobia or transphobia. Prizes include on set experiences with Australian film and television production houses designed to provide industry connections and practical experience for young filmmakers.


Open to the public

Entry is open to young people 10-18 years as at 1 January 2016. Entries must be short films shot on mobile phones or iPads, no longer than 5 minutes (including credits) and address the competition theme. In 2017 the competition theme is IRL (in real life). Full terms and conditions are available on the website.

Competition entries should be uploaded to Vimeo in high definition, ensuring that downloading had been enabled with a link provided in the competition entry form. It is recommended that films be uploaded as mp4 files with h.264 compression and the Vimeo Compression Guidelines be observed.

There are no entry fees associated with this festival

Recent Festival News News
8th Oct 2016 REELise Film Festival Now Calling for Entries
Known festival contacts Contacts
Karen Hamilton
Festival Director