Blue Heeler Film Festival

Blue Heeler Film Festival at Two Rivers Wines in 2014

The Blue Heeler Film Festival returns to the Upper Hunter in September 2016!

The Blue Heeler Film Festival is a fun annual community event held during the school holidays. It includes a short film competition to give talent from the Hunter region an opportunity to showcase their film making genius to The World!

The festival has four events; each to cater to the different age groups: junior, teen and adult. The final evening is the Red Carpet event where the winners of the short film competition are announced.  Each event starts with screenings of the short film competition entries followed by a feature film.

Short Film Competition - get your entry in by Wednesday 20 July 2016

The Blue Heeler Film Festival Short Film competition is open to filmmakers living in the below listed regions.

  • Muswellbrook Shire
  • Singleton
  • Dungog Shire
  • Upper Hunter Shire
  • Gloucester Shire
  • Cessnock City

Your film needs to be between one and seven minutes long

That's all. And yes, that includes the credits.

Theme

Your movie will have to feature the theme for the competition in some way. This theme will be formally announced during the Australia Day Ceremony, and will then be available on this website, and on our Facebook page.

The 2016 Blue Heeler Short Film Competition theme is "BLUE".

Blue Heeler Short Film Competition categories

There are four competition categories, including Peoples' Choice Award.
Junior entrants
Primary school aged students are encouraged to enter the Junior category of the short film competition.

Senior entrants
If you are a Secondary school aged individual you are encouraged to enter the Senior category of the short film competition.

Open entrants
Entrants 18 years of age or older are eligible to enter the Open category of the short film competition.

People's Choice
Awarded to the film that receives the most audience votes.

You could also win the ULTIMATE prize - The Bluey
An overall winner of the Blue Heeler Film, from any category may win the biggest prize of them all.

How to enter the Blue Heeler Short Film Competition

Download and complete the Blue Heeler Film Festival short film competition entry form and checklist. If you are under 18 years you will need to get your legal guardian to sign the Deed of Release.
Mail or hand deliver your entry form, along with your two DVDs, to Muswellbrook Shire Council - as indicated on the entry form.

Entry forms

You can upload your entry to Vimeo

If you prefer to do things the new fangled way upload your film to the Blue Heeler Film Festival group on Vimeo and email your entry form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., making sure your fil title matches your entry form's film title.
Go to www.vimeo.com/groups/BlueHeelerFilmFest

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