Films


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Pick up a camera. Shoot something. No matter how small, no matter how cheesy, no matter whether your friends and your sister star in it. Put your name on it as director. Now you're a director. Everything after that you're just negotiating your budget and your fee."

- James Cameron

The Categories

Narrative Short Film (films 20mins and under)

Music Video

Documentary Film

Narrative Feature Film (films 40mins and above)

20 Under 20 (the 20 best films made by people 20 and under)

Made In Bayside (Films made in and around the city of Bayside)

Additional Award Categories

Best Editing

Best Cinematography

General Information 

All films submitted will be viewed by our adjudicators and will be considered for live screenings and awards. If you would like assistance or have any questions about film submissions please message us or get in contact at info@baysidefilmfestival.org.au

SUBMIT YOUR FILM TODAY! ENTRIES CLOSE JULY 31ST.


2018 Award Winners

2018 SHORT FILM WINNER    “Dying Art”    Dir. Brendan Kelly   “There is usually an unspoken trust between an actor and their director on set, but actors are not always told everything. Cameron is an actor on a film set; he is suddenly faced with a dreadful feeling he's not being told something by his director. Is this real or is he imagining things?” actor doing a stunt, not sure if he will die.”

2018 SHORT FILM WINNER

“Dying Art”

Dir. Brendan Kelly

“There is usually an unspoken trust between an actor and their director on set, but actors are not always told everything. Cameron is an actor on a film set; he is suddenly faced with a dreadful feeling he's not being told something by his director. Is this real or is he imagining things?” actor doing a stunt, not sure if he will die.”

2018 DOCUMENTARY WINNER    “Baba Desi”    Dir. Alex Lowes   “In forests east of Melbourne, 88-year-old Des Bergen has transformed himself into local icon ‘Baba Desi’, becoming an activist, cultural figure, and most notably, a wizard.”

2018 DOCUMENTARY WINNER

“Baba Desi”

Dir. Alex Lowes

“In forests east of Melbourne, 88-year-old Des Bergen has transformed himself into local icon ‘Baba Desi’, becoming an activist, cultural figure, and most notably, a wizard.”

2018 MUSIC VIDEO WINNER    “The Waxidermist - The Snow”    Dir. Pierre Jampy   “A music composer struggles to create a new piece.”

2018 MUSIC VIDEO WINNER

“The Waxidermist - The Snow”

Dir. Pierre Jampy

“A music composer struggles to create a new piece.”

 
2018 FEATURE FILM WINNER    “Zelos”    Dir. Jo-Anne Brechin   “A man who would never cheat is asked by the woman he loves to have sex with someone else in order to save the relationship - a compromise that may ultimately destroy them as love becomes corroded by jealousy.”

2018 FEATURE FILM WINNER

“Zelos”

Dir. Jo-Anne Brechin

“A man who would never cheat is asked by the woman he loves to have sex with someone else in order to save the relationship - a compromise that may ultimately destroy them as love becomes corroded by jealousy.”

2018 JUMP CUT WINNER    “M&Em”    Dir. Noah Giddings   “The notorious Candyman has broken out of jail and it's up to Detectives Michaels and Emily, known as M & Em, to take him back in.”

2018 JUMP CUT WINNER

“M&Em”

Dir. Noah Giddings

“The notorious Candyman has broken out of jail and it's up to Detectives Michaels and Emily, known as M & Em, to take him back in.”

2018 ANIMATION WINNER    “The Travelling Button”    Dir. Jacinta Rochecouste

2018 ANIMATION WINNER

“The Travelling Button”

Dir. Jacinta Rochecouste