REELise Film Festival

REELise Film Festival
78 Hopetoun Avenue
Vaucluse, Australia

Tel: 0407076787
Fax: 612 9337 4466

2019, Accepting submissions
Submission deadline: Fri 1st Mar 19
Sat 18th May to Sat 18th May

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, Spirit of REELise and the Pink Prize for the film that best explores a theme of bullying, discrimination, homophobia or transphobia. Prizes include filmmaking equipment and on the set experiences with Australian film and television production houses designed to provide industry connections and practical experience for young filmmakers.


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Known festival contacts Contacts
Karen Hamilton
Festival Director


Open to the public


Entry is open to young people 10-18 years.. Entries must be short films shot on mobile phones or iPads, no longer than 5 minutes (including credits) and address the competition theme. For the 2018 Festival, the competition theme is TBH (to be honest). Full terms and conditions are available on the website.


Competition entries should be uploaded to Vimeo in high definition, ensuring that downloading has 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

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