Brief Movie Competition again with huge providing

Lennie and his pony Ginger Mick in “Ain’t Many Like Lennie – CJ Shaw.”

CANBERRA Brief Movie Competition returns for its 27th consecutive yr, opening this night (November 4).

It’s a competition-based occasion with 10 completely different entrant classes, bringing audiences one of the best modern movies, animations and music movies from all over the world, Australia and Canberra and pageant director, John Frohlich,  says there have been greater than  600 submissions this yr, together with greater than 70 from the ACT and that 215 movies from 21 international locations can be screened.

“Our pageant is a extremely important alternative for native expertise to showcase their work in a industrial setting and in entrance of huge audiences, there’s nothing extra fulfilling for filmmakers, it’s the complete level of their work,” he says, including that it could be the most important pageant in its  historical past, with 18 separate screenings throughout two weeks at Dendy Cinemas, Smith’s Different and PhotoAccess.

“The short-film format is having a resurgence the world over in the meanwhile, thanks partially to on-line platforms akin to Tik Tok and Instagram,”  Frohlich says. “But additionally as it’s a much more artistic, accessible and unbiased format than both characteristic movie or tv. That is undoubtedly mirrored within the number of story, model and style that we obtain in our submissions.”

Among the many chosen movies will likely be “Ain’t Many Like Lennie – CJ Shaw”, animated and directed by Canberrans Eleanor Evans and Giovanni Aguilar, an animated music video for Canberra musician CJ Shaw and primarily based on the true story of nine-year-old Lennie Gwyther who, in 1932, rode greater than 1000 kilometres on his pony Ginger Mick from Leongatha, Victoria to Sydney to witness the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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Canberra Brief Movie Competition,  Dendy Cinemas, Smith’s Different and PhotoAccess, till November 20.

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Ian Meikle, editor