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Sunshine Coast Young Eco-Documentary Film Competition

Are you wild about film-making? Or do you want to share your passion for the environment with others?

Sunshine Coast Council is calling all young aspiring Sunshine Coast film-makers and environmentalists to submit a short 2 minute documentary-style film featuring the Sunshine Coast's brilliant biodiversity.

Shortlisted entries will be showcased through Council's Environmental Visitor Centres at the new Mary Cairncross Rainforest Discovery Centre theatrette.

Competition winners will bag some awesome prizes including a GoPro camera and a priceless opportunity to undertake hands-on fieldwork with environmental scientists.

Interested? Find out more...

The brief: create a short documentary film no longer than 2 minutes on one of the following aspects of the Sunshine Coast's biodiversity:

Entries that focus on rainforest habitats are especially encouraged.
The important dates: Entries open Monday 27th February 2017.
Closing Date is 18th August, 2017

Young Eco-documentary Film Competition Masterclasses

Sunshine Coast Young Eco-Documentary Film Competition 2017Not sure of the technicalities of film-making? Attend our film-making masterclasses which will skill you up on how to create great quality professional-looking films using basic technology. Click on the links below to register for the classes...

Masterclass: Workshop 1

Time: 10am - 1:30pm
Date: Sunday 21 May, 2017
Location: Cairncross Room, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

This is the pre-production class focusing on planning your production as well as writing a script. Details and tickets >

Masterclass: Workshop 2

Time: 1pm - 4pm
Date: Tuesday 27 Jun, 2017
Location: Cairncross Room, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

This workshop will involve shooting the first scene of your previously created storyboard, along with practicing the basic laws of film making. Details and tickets >


Register your interest in the competition and receive information, updates and links to great resources to assist you. You can email for additional info here >

Make sure you read the terms and conditions of the competition, you will need to agree to these when you submit your entry.

The fine print:

Sunshine Coast Young Eco-Documentary Film Competition 2017

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