Submissions open for the Greek Student Film Festival in Sydney

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The Greek Student Film Festival returns this year to offer once more to students the opportunity to use the Greek Language in creative and innovative ways, promotes group participation and confidence, and may even inspire a few filmmakers of the future.

The project in Sydney is presented by the Greek Festival of Sydney, the Greek Film Festival and the Greek Orthodox Community of New South Wales (GOCNSW).

Entries will be screened at Palace Norton Street, Leichhardt, during the last day of the 2023 Greek Film Festival on October 29.

The topic for this year’s competition is: “Mirror.” Students are encouraged to delve deep and explore what lies beyond the looking glass. What does the reflection reveal about oneself? What secrets lie within?

Submissions are open for the Greek Student Film Festival in Sydney.

Participants are encouraged to interpret the topic as creatively as they wish, and each short film should not exceed 5 minutes.

This year’s “signature item” which we would like to see included in each film will be an HOURGLASS. You can include the signature item any way you like, and it can form part of your main story or simply added in the background of a shot.

Short films can be submitted in any of the following genres but must use Greek as the main language.

  1. Short Film Animation.
  2. Short Film Documentary.
  3. Short Fiction.

The competition will be divided into two categories, with three prizes (1st, 2nd, and 3rd) awarded in each category. As of this year, a new award will be included, the “Best short film – Audience Award.”

  1. Primary School students.
  2. Secondary School students.

Short films will be evaluated based on the following judging criteria:

  1. Creativity.
  2. Use of the Greek language.
  3. Originality.
  4. Production values, including picture and sound quality.

The deadline for submissions for the 11th Greek Student Film Festival is Wednesday, August 30, 2023.

Students and groups wishing to participate in this year’s competition are invited to express their interest by submitting the attached online form by Friday, August 18, 2023 to education@goc.com.au.

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