Filmly 72-Hour Film Festival 2017
Filmly is a 72 hour film festival that aims to provide emerging creatives with an opportunity to cut their teeth on 3 days of run ‘n’ gun filmmaking. With its beginnings at Deakin University, the festival expanded in 2016 to include students at Swinburne and RMIT. The event was a huge success, seeing ACMI come on board to screen the finalists films. This year, the Filmly Film Festival is open to all Melbourne filmmakers under 25 years of age.
The festival’s opening night event will be held at several venues throughout the city. The event kicks off the 72 hours on the 30th of June at 7pm. From there, teams of filmmakers have to write, film and edit their 4 – 8 minute short films, including the required stimuli (spoken line, object, sequence), before the completion of the 72 hour deadline. All submissions will then be shown to a panel of professional judges, with the shortlisted films being shown at a special screening at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) on the 6th of July.
“Filmly is a stepping stone for under 25 year olds that are on their way to esteemed film festivals around the world. At the screening, film enthusiasts enjoy the raw quality of storytelling that can only come from such a fast paced production cycle. Professional filmmakers engage and share skills with beginners and each other alike. The festival draws devoted cinema lovers with its unique environment, created by young people, for young people.” – Ben Bellette, Filmly Festival President.