RAW: Green Room WASABI Short Film Competition

Budding young filmmakers have the chance to get their short film screened at this year’s OzAsia Festival, as well as the rare opportunity to take part in a workshop with internationally-renowned company, The People’s Republic of Animation.

The winner of the Wasabi Short Film Competition, launched this year by the Adelaide Festival Centre’s youth arts membership GreenRoom program, will have their entry shown before every OzAsia Festival film at the Mercury Cinema and played in the Festival Centre foyers during the festival.

Early bird entrants who register by 20 May can participate in a free “Storytelling for Screen 101” workshop with animation producer Hugh Nguyen from The People’s Republic of Animation, who will give participants tips on how to bring their story to life on screen.

GreenRoom Coordinator Leanne Cotter said the Wasabi Short Film Competition and workshop are fantastic opportunities for young filmmakers.

The Wasabi Short Film Competition gives young filmmakers the chance to gain exposure at a major festival and have their work screened alongside professional filmmakers,” she said.

“Entrants will be able to make invaluable connections within the arts community, and have their works judged by respected arts and film industry professionals.

“Filmmakers who register early and take part in The People’s Republic of Animation workshop will gain insight from someone who works for a world-class company in their chosen field.”

“They’ll learn about storytelling principles, film structure and how to emotionally connect to an audience.”

The winning filmmaker will also receive Media Resource Centre membership, and the 1st and 2nd runners up will each win a Ten News Adelaide Cinémathèque pass.

Film entries will need to feature the theme “Wasabi”, should be no longer than 10 minutes, and will need to be submitted on DVD in 16:9 format.

General registrations for the Wasabi Short Film Competition close on 20 August. The People’s Republic of Animation workshop will be held on 24 May. All entrants must be a GreenRoom member before registering if not already a member.

The OzAsia Festival runs 2-17 September 2011.

For more information on GreenRoom and about how to register for Wasabi Short Film Competition, visit www.adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au/greenroom/

For more information about GreenRoom membership, please contact Leanne Cotter, GreenRoom Coordinator on (08) 8216 8512 or leanne.cotter@adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au.

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