The 2012 DigiSPAA digital feature film competition is open for entry. The eighth annual competition, themed ‘Uncovering new storytellers, telling new stories’ is a celebration and acknowledgment of independent digital filmmaking and offers one of the most lucrative film prizes in Australasia.
The winner receives a recognised career boost with the support of the Screen Producers Association of Australia (SPAA), the MOVIE EXTRA Channel and CineMart International Film Festival Rotterdam.
DigiSPAA is a creative project of SPAA that encourages filmmakers to enter their independently-funded digital feature films and aims to support filmmaking that is affordable, creative and appealing to audiences.
This year's competition has a prize pool of $15,000 cash and $20,000 worth of post-production, a guaranteed screening of the winning film on the Movie Extra channel, plus a return airfare and free registration to the prestigious CineMart International Film Festival Rotterdam, in The Netherlands.
This year’s four finalists will be announced in October and the winner will be awarded at the 2012 SPAA Conference taking place in Melbourne from 12 – 15 November 2012. An expert panel of industry judges will choose the winner based on the quality of the film and the filmmaker’s ability to demonstrate a clear marketing plan across a range of digital platforms.