READY TO ROLL: Luke Graham produced the movie Broke, which was filmed in Gladstone.
READY TO ROLL: Luke Graham produced the movie Broke, which was filmed in Gladstone. Luka Kauzlaric

Ecofest short film competition ready to take entries

GET your movie cameras rolling in readiness for the Green Scenes: Environmental Short Film Festival.

The annual filmmaking competition is now open, with entry forms available from most Gladstone Regional Council venues and the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum and its website.

This year there has been a change in entry requirements, with the time limit extended to 90 seconds.

Filmmakers are invited to create a film up to 90 seconds in length reflecting the Ecofest theme "Grown in Gladstone".

Each year, Green Scenes is held in conjunction with Gladstone Regional Council's annual Ecofest celebrations.

The competition is conducted by Gladstone Arts Council Inc, a volunteer-run group and affiliate of Artslink Queensland.

Individuals and groups of all ages and experience are invited to enter Green Scenes and submit an environmentally themed short film.

Entry costs $5, with submissions to close at 4pm on Wednesday, May 27.

Prizes will be awarded in two categories.

The winner of the Ultimate Film Award will receive a 16GB iPad Mini, and the winner of the Supreme Filmmakers Award will receive a professional development session with Luke Graham, the local filmmaker responsible for the feature film Broke.

All films will be exclusively shown at Ecofest on Sunday, May 31 in the Tondoon Botanic Gardens' visitor centre gallery.

The winners will be announced on the day.

For further information, phone Gladstone Arts Council treasurer Maddie Cook on 4976 6766.

How to enter:

  • Deliver your entry to Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum, corner Goondoon and Bramston Sts
  • Post your entry to Gladstone Arts Council Inc, PO Box 775, Gladstone, Qld 4680
  • Entry costs $5
  • Closes 4pm, Wednesday, May 27