Muswellbrook Shire Council is gearing up for the annual Blue Heeler Film Festival this October and emerging creatives are invited to enter their short films and animations in this story rich rural festival.
Filmmakers have the chance to win the first prize of $10,000 and the coveted Bluey Award in the open category. Films can be of any genre or theme but, when looking for inspiration, stories that explore aspects of rural life are encouraged.
High School students can also get a slice of the Bluey action with the Student Bluey award winning $3000 and a laptop computer.
Shire Mayor, Martin Rush, says Council is looking forward to seeing what aspiring filmmakers bring to the table this year.
“The Blue Heeler Film Festival celebrates the creative talent our region has to offer, and it’s a fun night where our communities come together to share stories and enjoy the entertainment the festival has to offer.”
With free entry for all, the festival will be held on October 19 from 6pm-9pm at the outdoor area at the Upper Hunter Innovation Precinct, adjacent to the Muswellbrook Library, Lower Hill St, Muswellbrook.
Whether you are coming from Newcastle, the Hunter region or beyond – the event will be a great night of watching movies under the stars, live entertainment and local food and drink stalls for everyone to enjoy.
Film submissions are open until October 6 2019.
Enter today at https://www.blueheelerfilmfest.com.au/.
Muswellbrook Shire Council thanks sponsors Bengalla Mining Company and Harvey Norman Muswellbrook for their continuing support of the Blue Heeler Film Festival.
Media release and image courtesy of Blue Heeler Film Festival Committee.