I LOVE LIVE MUSIC 60 second film competition shortlist

Here it is! The TOP TEN finalists of the I LOVE LIVE MUSIC 60 second film competition!

Thank you to everyone who made a submission. We were blown away by the amount of high quality videos received.

Huge congrats to Launceston legends Jack McLaine from Sumner and Jacob Collings from CollingsCreative for making the shortlist with their sublime film ‘You Can’t Download this’.

Special kudos also goes to Tassie export Thomas Hyland from Clones & Clones and Low talk for his film ‘Who Played Last Night’, which also made the cut.

We can’t wait to share the amazing films with you following the official screening and announcement of the winners at the St Kilda Film Festival SOUNDKILDA event on Thursday 26 May 2016.

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Film by: Jasmin Watkins
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Emerging Adelaide filmmakers Jasmin Watkins and Stavroula Tsapaliaris have involved themselves in various film projects in pursuit of their future careers. Currently finishing her MBMA, Stavroula is getting her fingers in as many pies as she can (without getting burnt!). While Jasmin is too busy for her own good, now completing an MHAR and any work under the sun (provided there’s sunblock!). Joined by experienced musician Adam Page who has carved his own path, presenting multi award-winning solo shows to audience around the world at Fringe festivals, WOMADelaide, Glastonbury, The Big Day Out and The New Zealand National Jazz Festival.
Music by: Adam Page

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Film by: Ben Cunningham

Bencu (Ben Cunningham) is an independent ‘creative guy’ who works across design, film and web for a living. He spent many years working within the the music industry designing album covers, directing music videos and documentaries. Occasionally he gets a call up for a music related job now and relishes the opportunity.

Music by: Cowsmuff

Film by: Laura Faulkner, Alberto Di Troia and Peter Frith
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I am a freelance producer and a recent graduate of the Masters of Producing program at the Victorian College of the Arts.I have produced a number of short films and music videos and work as a production and post production manager at a television production company. I collaborated on this short film with some fellow VCA graduates from the Bachelor of Film & TV (Directing) program, and emerging electronic producer and musician, Alice Ivy. We had a lot of fun! Live music rocks!

Music by: Alice Ivy

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Film by: Hugues de Robillard
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I own my own production company, Guerrilla Fillms, that specialises in digital marketing.  Have created a plethora of projects from TVCs to shorts to music videos, branded content and corporate promotional material. Am developing a television show at the moment.
Love music, love film, my two favourite things, how could I not enter this competition?!

Music by: That Gold Street Sound


Film by: Cesar Salmeron & Aaron Cuthbert
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Cesar Salmeron is a Cinematographer/ Director based in Melbourne. As a DP, he has provided his work to St Kilda Film Festival 2015 Best Documentary Winner ‘The Eagle’as well as AACTA/ AFI nominated feature documentary ‘Shadow of Doubt’.

Generally found with one eye closed behind the viewfinder, some of his directing credits include three seasons of Grand Designs Australia. Even though he likes getting his hands dirty and being the one behind the camera, when the right project turns up he sits in the director’s chair and makes the weird and wonderful come to life.

Music by: Quincy McLean & Simon Bailey

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Film by: Cloudcatcher Media
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The award winning Cloudcatcher Media team is David Lowe and Eve Jeffery, who between them have over 50 years experience in the film-making and media industry. David has a BA in Film & television from AFTRS. Eve, who has been a photojournalist with the Byron Shire Echo for 10 years, has only been a film maker for just over a year, but together they have already had several festival appearances including winning the jury prize for their short ‘Citizen to Activist’ at Byron All Shorts in January this year.

Music by: Scott Owen

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Film by: Sari braithwaite
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I’m a Melbourne based documentary filmmaker. This entry is about live gigs at my local bowls club in the northern suburbs of Melbourne.

Music by: Liz Stringer

what live australian music means to me
Film by: Mark Day
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I’m a Melbourne based film maker and musician. I have a BFA from the Victorian College of the Arts majoring in Film and Television and now work as a freelance film maker. Currently I’ve been in post production for a feature film that I’ve written, produced and am directing. It’s about young musicians in Melbourne trying to make it. To create this short I used excerpts from the film including footage shot at the Evelyn in Fitzroy and overdubbed it with a monologue I wrote about how music connects people. It also features music from my band Twin Waves.
Music by: Stefan Miranda

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Film by: Thomas Hyland
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Thomas Hyland is an artist & filmmaker from Hobart, Tasmania. His first major film work, Just Passing Through, premiered at the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival 2013 and was later bought by SBS / Studio TV in Australia. Now based in Melbourne, Thomas works as a Director with creative production studio, Commoner and through his own imprint, Clones & Clones. As an artist Thomas has been selected as a Next Crop Artist for JJJ, been nominated for two APRA writers awards and performed at the opening of the Museum of Old & New Art.

Music by: Andrew Watson

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Film by: Jacob Collings
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As a lover of music and an aspiring young filmmaker, I am constantly inspired by live music and the reaction it has amongst people spawning from any background. This film describes the sheer communion and binding nature that contemporary live music provokes through the eyes of a young electronic musician; Jack Mclaine. He was perfectly able to describe the purpose and beauty of live music within society, his words inspired the footage captured for the project.

Music by: Jack McLaine and Sumner

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