I LOVE LIVE MUSIC 60 second film competition

The Australian Music Industry Network has joined forces with the Live Music Office and the internationally accredited St Kilda Film Festival to launch the inaugural I LOVE LIVE MUSIC 60 second film competition. There are super prizes on offer for filmmakers and musicians as part of a new national initiative that aims to highlight the importance of contemporary live music to everyday Australians.

St Kilda Film Festival Director Paul Harris says “The marriage of filmmakers and musicians is an important development in the evolution of both art forms. The St Kilda Film Festival’s SoundKILDA event on 26 May 2016 is the perfect platform to screen the ten finalists, alongside a stellar program of international and national music video clips.” 

From the field of ten finalists, the overall winner will be announced on the night of SoundKILDA, Australia’s premiere music video competition, with over $12 000 worth of prizes to be awarded at a national level.

The I LOVE LIVE MUSIC 60 second film competition calls for filmmakers across Australia to collaborate with local home town musicians to make a 60 second film in any genre and any style that addresses 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

Filmmakers and musicians will receive extensive exposure through a national distribution campaign that will showcase the final ten films through the NXTGIG app, Telstra Road, Palace Cinemas, and the national music bodies including the Live Music Office, AMIN, APRA AMCOS, Music Rights Australia, the Association of Artist Managers and Music Australia.

Chairman of the Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN) Patrick Donovan says “We’re looking for something original, emotive, informative or humorous to help spread the word about the social, cultural and economic benefits of contemporary music. Artists such as Gotye have broken through globally in recent years through viral videos so the potential is unlimited for the careers of the musicians and producers with the best submissions.’’

WINNER PRIZES
$5 000 cash courtesy of NXTGIG (for filmmakers)
2 x Annual Palace Cinemas VIP Movie Club Membership valued at $3,000 (for filmmakers)
Up to 5 x Sensaphonics Acoustic Earplugs valued at $1,600 (for musicians)
Travel Beyond Group Gift Voucher valued at $500 (for musicians)
Allans Billy Hyde Gift Voucher valued at $500 (for musicians)

RUNNER-UP PRIZES
$1 000 cash courtesy of APRA AMCOS (for filmmakers)
SAE Institute Australia Post Production Workshop valued at $250 (for filmmakers)
Travel Beyond Group Gift Voucher valued at $250 (for musicians)
Allans Billy Hyde Gift Voucher valued at $250 (for musicians)

TEN FINALISTS
Distribution of the final ten films to Australia’s top artist managers
Distribution of the final ten films through Telstra Road plus members of the National Contemporary Music Roundtable including Music Australia, AMIN, APRA AMCOS, Live Music Office, Music Rights Australia, and the Association of Artist Managers

Entries are open now until 1 April 2016

Read the competition guidelines here.

Fill in the entry form here.

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