A Quickie at the State - 3 min film competition
In 2012 the State Cinema and Wide Angle Tasmania brought shorts back to the big screen by offering filmmakers the chance to get their films seen by 180 000 movie-goers. We searched out Tasmania’s best films under 3 minutes to screen before the main features at Hobart’s iconic independent State Cinema.
Five films were selected for the State Cinema’s 2012 screening programme and won a free colour grade and sound mix with our sponsor Digital City Studios to help their film look and sound terrific on the big screen. They are screening at the State Cinema throughout 2012:
He's On The Back Seat (dir. Shaun Wilson) screening June & October
Our major winner also won return flights, accommodation and a ticket to the opening night of St Kilda Film Festival in May, 2012.
Keep Off the Grass (dir. Leuke Marriott) screening May & November
Hobart FM (dir. Vivien Mason) screening August & November
Dog of a job (dir. David Pyefinch) screening July & December
Laundry Days (dir. Lydia Burrows) screening April & September
To help filmmakers create their 3 minute short film, Wide Angle Tasmania offered production grants of $600 worth of equipment hire – enough to hire a professional camera, sound kit and rig – to six filmmakers who apply for support to get their idea made for this exciting competition. These were awarded to:
Leuke Marriott - Keep Off the Grass (Production Grant)
Shaun Wilson - He's on the Back Seat (Production Grant)
Richard Spurrier - A Dog of a Job (Production Grant)
Shane Humpherys - You Have 3 Minutes (Production Grant)
Sam Bell - Escape (Production Grant)
Jared Abdul-Rahman - Sting (Production Grant)
All entries screened at the official launch and award ceremony at the State Cinema on Wednesday the 14th of March, 2012
UPDATE - Plans are underway to run this again for 2013 - contact Abi Binning at Wide Angle Tasmania if you are keen to sponsor this competition!