The LOVE LIVE MUSIC 60 second film competition aims to achieve the following:
- Spread positive messages that demonstrate the economic and social benefits that contemporary music brings to our nation;
- Provide filmmakers and musicians with an opportunity to have their work nationally recognized and rewarded with cash and in-kind prizes;
- Celebrate filmmaker and musician partnerships that deliver art of the highest quality that captures the attention of viewers through emotion, originality and/or humor;
- Provide extensive national exposure for filmmakers and musicians through a national awareness campaign that will distribute the final ten films through Telstra Road, SAE Institute Australia, and the national music bodies comprising the National Contemporary Music Roundtable; and
- Educate filmmakers and musicians about music rights and the use of music in filmmaking.
- This competition is open to residents of Australia.
- There is a limit of one entry per filmmaker.
- The filmmaker is defined as the Producer.
- The age of the entrant is restricted to 18+ (SoundKILDA is not classified for minors).
- Uncredited filmmakers currently enrolled in a recognized film school are encouraged to enter.
- Advertising agencies are eligible to enter the competition.
- The film can be of any genre.
- The film may be of any style e.g. documentary, live action, animation or experimental.
- The film must be 45-60 seconds in duration (inclusive of credits).
- The film must address at least one of the following themes:
- ‘Imagine life without live Australian music’;
- ‘What I love about live Australian music’; or
- ‘What live Australian music means to me’.
- The film must involve at least one of the following from the filmmakers home state/territory:
- a contemporary music song/s;
- a live contemporary music performance/s;
- an interview with contemporary musician/s;
- an acting performance by contemporary musician/s; or
- a contemporary musician/s product e.g. CD/vinyl artwork, merchandise or image.
- The filmmaker must agree to the Terms and Conditions and the Screening Specifications.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- Only film entries by Australian residents are eligible for the Love Live Music 60 second film competition (‘the Competition’). The Competition is open to all film genres and styles. If you are unsure of eligibility, please contact AMIN.
- The filmmaker grants to:
- St Kilda Film Festival the non-exclusive right to:
- Exhibit the film at SoundKILDA as part of the St Kilda Film Festival 2017;
- Broadcast and distribute the film (including edited versions at the discretion of St Kilda Film Festival) globally and across all platforms for promotional and educational purposes, with ownership and all other rights in the film remaining with the filmmaker and relevant third parties (e.g. musicians);
iii. reproduce the film for inclusion as part of a compilation;
- Exhibit the film (including edited versions at the discretion of St Kilda Film Festival) for promotional and educational purposes;
- Use the producer’s image for promotional and educational purposes; and
- AMIN (and their state/territory music peak bodies) and the music bodies of the National Contemporary Music Roundtable and distribution partners /sponsors, the non-exclusive right to:
- Broadcast and distribute the film (including edited versions at the discretion of AMIN) globally and across all platforms for promotional and educational purposes, with ownership and all other rights in the film remaining with the filmmaker;
- Exhibit the film (including edited versions at the discretion of AMIN) for promotional purposes; and
iii. use the producer’s image for promotional purposes.
- The filmmaker warrants to the St Kilda Film Festival, AMIN and their relevant state/territory music peak body that:
- they are the creator and owner of the film, alternatively that they have obtained all necessary permissions and clearances to enter this film in the Competition, including but not limited to musical, literary, sound recording and dramatic works and talent, location and product; and
- the film does not otherwise infringe the rights, including copyright, of any third party.
- The filmmaker is willing to sign a disclaimer to the effect of clause 3 above.
- Entries must be received online by 5pm AEDT on 31 March 2017.
- Entries cannot be withdrawn after 5pm AEDT on 31 March 2017. By submitting your film for consideration, you acknowledge this condition of entry and waive your right to withdraw your film from the Competition after this date.
- If your film is selected for the SoundKILDA screening you will be sent a letter of confirmation (via email).
- To ensure your entry is screened correctly, you must include screening gauge and ratio details as requested under ‘screening specifications’ below.
- Films entered in the Competition must feature St Kilda Film Festival and AMIN logos on end credit. Download these logos here.
- The filmmaker agrees to not screen any film entered in the Competition publicly until after the SoundKILDA screening on Thursday 25 May 2017.
- Information for filmmakers on including music in their film can be found HERE.
- The St Kilda Film Festival only screens productions finished in the following Codecs: Apple Pro Res 422/4444 H.264 MOV Resolution 1920 x 1080 Frame: 25p or 50i Data Rate: up to 150Mbits/s. Audio is stereo or surround sound 5.1.
- Only a secure online link will be accepted for screening, no physical media.
Filmmakers should submit their entries via the online submission form on the AMIN website and be certain to list their home state or territory.
- Include your details in the online submission form.
- Include a downloadable secure private link to a file sharing service. Must be password protected with no expiry before June 2017.
- Agree to the Terms and Conditions and Screening Specifications online.
- Receipt of your submission will be confirmed at time of entry via the entry form.
- The judging panels will comprise at least 2 professional filmmakers, 2 contemporary musicians and the head of each AMIN state/territory body. The judging panels will develop a shortlist for selection as national finalists.
- AMIN will then judge the shortlist and select the top ten 60 second films across Australia.
- The top ten 60 second films will be judged by the SoundKILDA judging panel and one overall winner and runner-up will be selected.
- No correspondence will be entered into and individual feedback will not be issued.
The top ten finalists from across Australia will go into consideration for national prizes to be awarded to the overall winner and runner-up (filmmakers and musicians involved in the short film). Please note the ten finalists will be offered a double pass to the St Kilda Film Festival SoundKILDA screening but will have to pay their own travel and accommodation costs. The winner and runner-up will be announced at the St Kilda Film Festival SoundKILDA screening in May 2017