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I LOVE LIVE MUSIC 60 second film competition

Andy Sarkozy
| February 2, 2016

Do you love live music? Are you a film maker?

The inaugural I LOVE LIVE MUSIC 60 second film competition is now open with a selection of fantastic prizes for filmmakers and musicians, as part of a new national initiative, shining the spotlight on Australian contemporary live music.

The Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN) has joined the Live Music Office and the St Kilda Film Festival, presented by City of Port Phillip, to deliver this competition focusing on the important contribution of contemporary live music to Australia’s cultural and social fabric.

The I LOVE LIVE MUSIC 60 second film competition calls for filmmakers across Australia to collaborate with local home town musicians to make a 60 second film in any genre and any style addressing one of the following themes:

  • Imagine life without live Australian music
  • What I love about live Australian music
  • What live Australian music means to me

From ten finalists, the winner will be announced at SoundKILDA on 26 May 2016, Australia’s premiere music video competition, with over $12,000 worth of prizes to be awarded at a national level.

St Kilda Film Festival Director Paul Harris says “The marriage of filmmakers and musicians is an important development in the evolution of both art forms. SoundKILDA is the perfect platform to screen the ten finalists, alongside a stellar program of international and national music video clips.

The ten finalist films will be showcased through the NXTGIG app, Telstra Road, Palace Cinemas, and the national music bodies including Music Australia, the Live Music Office, AMIN, APRA AMCOS, Music Rights Australia and the Association of Artist Managers.

The closing date is 1 April 2016 and entry is free. Chairman of the Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN) Patrick Donovan says “We’re looking for something original, emotive, informative or humorous to help spread the word about the social, cultural and economic benefits of contemporary music. Artists such as Gotye have broken through globally in recent years through viral videos so the potential is unlimited for the careers of the musicians and producers with the best submissions.’’

For more information, head to the St Kilda Film Festival website.

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