ALL of the short film submissions are in and judges now have the tough task of wading through an unprecedented number of entries and selecting the winners.
The 5th annual Blue Heeler Film Festival is just around the corner and there are five awards, and a host of great prizes, up for grabs at the event.
Opening Night - Friday 08 September
Highbrook Park Muswellbrook, from 5:30pm
Screening of finalists' entries
The evening begins with family friendly screenings of finalists' film entries rated G, then finalists' entries rated PG. There will be a 20 minute interval before finalists' entries rated M are screened.
Voting for the People's Choice Award is easy
The opening night audience at Highbrook Park will vote for the winner of the People’s Choice Award. Voting will close at the end of the screening session and the winner announced on Saturday night. Visit the Blue Heeler Film Festival Facebook page on the night and “like” or leave a comment on the post of your favourite film.
Red Carpet Awards Night - Saturday 09 September
Two Rivers Wines, Denman, from 5:30pm
Awards ceremony and screenings
Turn up and vote for the People's Choice Awards.
The Junior, Senior and Open categories, and the coveted Bluey Award, will be selected by the judging panel and will also be announced at the Red Carpet Awards Night at Two Rivers Winery on Saturday night.
All winning entries will be screened and awards and prizes presented to the successful entrants.
Great prizes will be won!
The selected winner from each category will win the following prize:
- HP Laptop for the winner of the Bluey Awars
- NikonD3400 (Open) Drone with Camera (Senior)
- Samsung Tablet (Junior)
- GoPro for the winner of the People’s Choice Award.
Hot food, coffee, soft drinks and – of course – popcorn will be for sale at both events and Two Rivers Winery will have wine for sale on Awards Night for those 18 years and over.
All children under 15 years must be accompanied by an adult at both events.
Everyone’s a Winner – that’s the truth
Not every entry in the 2017 Blue Heeler Film Festival nailed the Rock theme or met the entry criteria – but organisers have deemed that many of the works are too good not to be seen on the big screen.
While finalists in all categories have been selected for the first night of the Festival – on at Highbrook Park, from 5.30 pm on 08 September – it was felt many other entries also deserved to be shown.
So the Festival is taking over the Muswellbrook Cinema (Muswellbrook & District Workers Club, 15 Sydney St) for a special screening 6:00pm Monday, 04 September to show a selection of the many international entries that were submitted for this year’s competition.
A fantastic warm up for the Blue Heeler Film Festival weekend – entry is free, the screening starts at 6pm, the Candy Bar will be open and some great international short films will be on show.