12 September 2015
Fproject Cinema and Port Fairy Film Society, as well as some local creatives, launched the Buckshot Film Festival website yesterday, and invite you to put the festival date in your calendars, and think about submitting a film for the festival.
Two categories of films are being invited for submission for this festival: an open category for films under 15minutes long. These can be of any genre, and it’s just asked that they be made in the last five years. The second category is a 3x3 film challenge in which film-makers are asked to create a three minute film in three days, including three concepts revealed at 3pm on July 31st. All films will be due Monday the 3rd of August before 3pm.
The Buckshot Film Festival follows the success in 2014 of F Project Cinema’s Silver Ball Screening Festival, in which 33 locally-made films were screened in Warrnambool’s laneways. It also follows a huge year of classical, summer, fundraiser and regular screenings for the Port Fairy Film Society, with some impressive new technology in the Reardon Theatre.
A bunch of creatives in Warrnambool, now known as the bulkheads (James Russell, Emily Bissland, Gareth Colliton, Emma Charlton, Steve Miller and Colleen Hughson) wanted to give film culture in their regional town a boost, so they’ve set a challenge for locals and beyond.
The Buckshot Film Festival is named after the coarse volcanic gravel to be found throughout the volcanic lakes country of Victoria.