The REELise Film Festival showcases pocket films by young people about navigating life in a digital world. The Festival screens annually in VMAX at a livestreamed red carpet event hosted by Event Cinemas.
The Festival aims to inspire and empower young filmmakers, activists and actors to realise their unique voice and create content with an underlying social message to inspire reflection and positive change in the world around us.
Entries are now invited in two competitions. Finalists in each will have their work showcased online and at the 2021 REELise Film Festival and be treated to a VIP Festival experience.
The REELISE FILM FESTIVAL POCKET FILM COMPETITION is for students 10 to 18 years. Your 5 minute (or less) film must be created on a smartphone or tablet and address our competition theme "Your Story". Prizes are awarded for Best Film in Junior, Intermediate and Senior Categories as well as for People's Choice, Spirit of REELise (teamwork and courage) and RBC Touch of Pink (best film exploring bullying and discrimination, homophobia or transphobia).
The REEL VOICES COMPETITION is for young people 13 to 24 years. Send in your 1 minute (or less) video sharing your perspectives about navigating life online.
Entry is FREE and must be submitted by 6 August 2021. Full terms and conditions of the competitions can be found here. Any questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prizes include filmmaking equipment, school filmmaking incursions and film and television production house experiences.
The 8th annual REELise Film Festival will screen in VMAX at Event Cinemas Bondi Junction on Saturday 4 September 2021.