Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowship 2018

Lexus Fellowship // Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowship 2018

3rd edition

Jun 06 - Jun 17, 2018
Sydney, Australia

Open Call Dec 04, 2017 - Jan 29, 2018  Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films
Film length

Mission / description Launched in 2015 the Lexus Australia Short Fellowship is the largest cash fellowship for short film in Australia, providing a new platform to support emerging Australian filmmakers. Up to four applicants (Fellows) annually will receive $AUD50,000 each to produce their next short film, to premiere at the following Sydney Film Festival. The Fellowship is funded by Lexus Australia and managed and presented by Sydney Film Festival.
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Festival website http://sff.org.au/about/lexus-australia-short-film-fellowship/

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Class Founded: 2015
Festival category: B (international relevance, international player)
Dates Open call: Dec 04, 2017

Regular deadline: Jan 29, 2018
Late deadline: Jan 29, 2018

Notification date: Jun 17, 2018

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Awards Total prize money: 38,000.00 USD
General rules Launched in 2015 the Lexus Australia Short Fellowship ("Fellowship") is the largest cash fellowship for short film in Australia, providing a new platform to support emerging filmmakers. Up to four applicants ("Fellows") annually will receive $AUD50,000 each to produce their next short film, to premiere at the following Sydney Film Festival. The Fellowship is funded by Lexus Australia and managed and presented by Sydney Film Festival ("SFF").

Entrants submit a short fiction film written and directed by them from which a short list of 20 is selected, and invited to apply for the Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowship. The five-person Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowship jury will then select the four Fellows. The Fellows will then each enter into a contract with the Sydney Film Festival to direct a short fiction film ("Film").

Eligibility
This Competition is open to anyone who meets ALL the following eligibility requirements:
• Must be at least eighteen (18) years old;
• Has never directed a full-length feature film, nor be in pre-production on one, at the time of submission and thereafter;
• Has written AND directed at least one (1) short film (under 40 minutes in length, completed since 1 January 2015) which has been accepted to a film festival
OR
• Has written AND directed at least one (1) short film (under 40 minutes in length, completed since 1 January 2015) and is a current enrolled student in a film school;
• Can speak and write fluently in English;
• Must not have a pre-existing agreement with a film or television studio that would interfere with or prevent with entrant’s ability to participate in the Competition;
• Available to attend 2018 Sydney Film Festival held between 6 and 17 June 2018;
• Is an Australian citizen.

Submission requirements:
To enter the Competition potential entrants should visit Film Festival Life site (- www.filmfestivallife.com/Lexus-Australia-Short-Film-Fellowship-2018) during the Entry Period (04 December 2017 – 29 January 2018), complete the official submission form, and upload the following required submission materials:
• A personal biography (not to exceed 500 words);
• A short film written AND directed by the entrant that is (i) between two (2) minutes and forty (40) minutes in length; (ii) is in English or has English subtitles; and (iii) was completed between January 1, 2015, and September 1, 2017. The film must be uploaded in WMV, AVI, MP4, or Quicktime formats in accordance with filmfestivallife.com uploading instructions;

General Guidelines
• Only one (1) Submission may be made per Entrant.
• Entrants must enter their submissions through Film Festival Life.
• Each Submission must be the Entrant's own work and must not feature or focus on any material owned or controlled by third parties (unless the Entrant can provide written documentation of permission to use any materials created by a third party).
• The officers, directors, members, employees, and representatives of Sydney Film Festival and The Toyota Motor Corporation, Toyota Motor Sales Australia and each of their respective parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, members, distributors, sales representatives, advertising and promotion agencies (all such individuals and entities referred to collectively, the "Promotion Entities"), and each of their immediate family members and/or people living in the same household are NOT eligible to enter the Competition or be awarded a Fellowship.