SIPFest 2018: Short films on Surfers Paradise beach

SIPFest, otherwise known as the Shorts in Paradise Festival, is an annual showcase of the best short films from across Australia.

SIPFest transforms Surfers Paradise beach into a vibrant and unique cinema, delivering a unique outdoor film experience like no other in Australia. With sand below and stars above, the crowd will be captivated by 10 minute cinematic masterpieces by emerging filmmakers from around the country.

Thrillers, dramas, comedy, documentary and more of a (guide) classification ‘M’ or below will be judged by a panel of industry experts and awarded $8,000 in prizes. The audience can also cast their vote on the night for the people’s choice award.

SIPFest 2018 will run on the famous Surfers Paradise beachfront, Sunday April 22, 2018.

2018 Categories & Prizes:

  • Best Film: $3000
  • Runner up Best Film: $1000
  • People’s Choice: $1000
  • Best Film by a Gold Coast resident: $500
  • Best film showcasing Surfers Paradise $500
  • Best Screenplay: $1000
  • Best Actor: $500
  • Best Actress: $500

 

“SIPFEST is an amazing short film festival and I highly recommend it to filmmakers everywhere! The entry process was so simple and easy to navigate and the team at SIPFEST were wonderfully supportive and made the entire process fun and stress-free. 

The cast and crew of überRICH had an awesome time at SIPFEST. It was great to mingle with fellow creatives and passionate filmmakers. It was such a treat to share our short film with a great audience and what a way to do it – on the beach of Surfers Paradise under the stars! 

Thank you SIPFEST for having us! It was an incredible honour and such a privilege to be able to showcase our film on the Gold Coast at your amazing film festival! SIPFEST has truly been one of the best film festivals we’ve had the privilege of being a part of.”

– Christine Milo, writer/director/actor of UBBERRICH – People’s Choice Award and Best Gold Coast Film at SIPFest 2017

 

If you have a short film under 10 minutes produced in the last two years, enter it into SIPFEST 2018.

Deadline for entries is January 8 and Late Deadline is February 4, 2018.