I LOVE LIVE MUSIC 60 Second Film Competition WINNERS
The competition was a result of The Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN) joining forces with the Live Music Office and the St Kilda Film Festival, to present through the medium of short film an awareness campaign about the social, cultural and economic value of contemporary music to the lives of everyday Australians by addressing at least one of the following themes:
‘Imagine life without live Australian music’
‘What I love about live Australian music’
‘What live Australian music means to me’
The finalists were screened at The St Kilda Film Festival’s SoundKILDA event on the 26 May and over $12 000 worth of prizes were awarded on the night thanks to sponsors NXTGIG app, APRA AMCOS, Allans Billy Hyde, Sensaphonics Australia, Palace Cinemas, Travel Beyond Group and SAE Institute Australia.
Live From Kingsbury Bowls by filmmaker Sara Braithwaite has taken home the grand prize, featuring a performance by Liz Stringer. The 60-second film is "centered around the sense of community that local live music creates. Showing that all that is needed to keep live music alive is for individuals to continue to enjoy". A runner-up prize was awarded to Cesar Salmeron and Aaron Cuthbert for Encore, featuring music by Quincy McLean and Simon Bailey.
AMIN's chair Patrick Donovan said, "When we put out the challenge to producers to encapsulate why they love live music in under a minute we didn’t know what to expect but we were thrilled with the quality and diversity of entries that reinforced why live music is so close to our hearts in this country."
Tassie was represented admirably in the Top 10 shortlist with You Can't Download This, a film by Jacob Collings featuring music by Sumner.
THE WINNING ENTRY
LIVE FROM KINGSBURY BOWLS
Film by: Sari Braithwaite
Music by: Liz Stringer
Live from Kingsbury Bowls is a film by Melbourne based documentary filmmaker, Sari Braithwaite, about live music’s ability to bring people, young and old, together and engaging them through the universal language that is music. Featuring a performance by Liz Stringer in a community bowls club, the film is centered around the sense of community that local live music creates. Showing that all that is needed to keep live music alive is for individuals to continue to enjoy.
Film by: Cesar Salmeron & Aaron Cuthbert
Music by: Quincy McLean & Simon Bailey
Encore is a film that aims to visually explore what it might feel like to remove live music from the halls that created it. Live Australian Music is the voice of a culture that created itself, bringing people together and acting as the release valve of society. Every live performance is a marriage of time and space that can never be repeated. This film highlights that taking this aspect away leaves us with a discomforting reality. Showing nothing but empty spaces, yet hearing the sounds of an audience allows the film to highlight that music remains vital to support a community of storytellers.
Seven finalists from Victoria, one from South Australia, one from Tasmania and one from New South Wales - ranged from professional filmmakers to independent producers and shared in a prize pool of over $12,000. Check out some of their brilliant work below by following the links.
Film by: Jasmin Watkins and Stavroula Tsapaliaris
Music by: Adam Page
Music by: Cowsmuff
Film by: Laura Faulkner, Alberto Di Troia and Peter Frith
Music by: Alice Ivy
Film by: Hugues de Robillard
Music by: That Gold Street Sound
Music by: Scott Owen
WHAT AUSTRALIAN LIVE MUSIC MEANS TO ME
Film by: Mark Day
Music by: Stefan Miranda