Helpmann Academy Home Alone Film Fest

The Helpmann Academy Home Alone Film Fest is an online, short-film competition for South Australian emerging filmmakers. Responding to the theme of ‘creativity in isolation’, filmmakers have the opportunity to share their thoughts, feelings, stories, images, and moments with the community as they navigate living through the COVID-19 pandemic.

The winning filmmaker will be awarded $7,000. 

The competition is open to emerging filmmakers who are final year students or graduates (for up to five years from the final year of study) of Helpmann Academy’s partner institutions.

Applicants are invited to create a short film (under 7 minutes) in response to the theme of creativity in isolation. Work produced can be any genre – a short film, a doco, an animation or a video art piece – let your imagination run wild! 

You are encouraged to use whatever technology you have at hand to create the film (iPhone, webcam, SLR ect). The films will be presented to a panel of esteemed judges to select a winner, they will primarily be judging on creativity over polish.  

All shortlisted videos will be shown on the Helpmann Academy Facebook page, where our audience will be prompted to vote on the People’s Choice Award ($3,000).

Generously supported by the Nunn Dimos Foundation.

More details + apply:


Tuesday 5 May, 2020
Monday 15 June, 2020
Venue Address

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