1.    Completed paper entry forms must be sent to
       “Shepparton Shorts” C/o Shepparton Foot Clinic,
       14 Welsford St. Shepparton Vic 3630.
2.    Entry is FREE
3.    Short listed finalists will be eligible for one ticket, on request,
       to the award dinner and screening of the festival at
       The McIntosh Centre, Shepparton Showgrounds
       from 7.00pm on Friday 10th March 2017.
4.    Entries and films must be in by 5.00pm Friday 3rd February 2017.
       Films and film covers, must be clearly labelled with the:
       - name of the film and film maker
       - category and length of the film
       - suggested viewing rating (G, PG, M, MA)
5.    Entries in the Shepparton Shorts Film Festival (SSFF) are open to any
       short films which meet the following criteria. The film must be:
       - original.
       - The DVD or DOWNLOAD LINK with PASSWORD must contain ONLY
          the film being submitted (not part of a collection of other films)
The Download
          Link and Password must remain viable till 10th March 2017
       - High quality video file, using a common format eg; DV, H264, MP4.
         Screening - Films will be projected in 1920x1080 HD format
         using a 16:9 aspect ratio. Films will be scaled up and letter
         or pillar-boxed where necessary.
       - no longer than 10 minutes (including introduction and credits)
       - produced within the 24 months preceding the 2017 Shepparton
         Festival - suitable for screening up to an MA classification.
       - The film must not infringe copyright or defamation laws.
         (film makers must use original or non-copyright music.)
       - All entries will be retained by Shepparton Shorts.
6.    Judging and screening of films will be done at the discretion of the
       judging panel and the judging panel reserves the right to award
prizes. Prizes will be awarded on merit.

       A total prize pool of up to $3000 will be split between categories of film making at           the judges discretion. Judges decisions are final and no correspondence will be           entered in to.

7.      Finalist’s films will be screened and prizes awarded on
         Friday 10th March 2017 at The McIntosh Centre,
         Shepparton Showgrounds. Finalists will be notified by
         Friday 24th February 2017.

8.      Supporters, prizes and categories are yet to be finalised.
9.      Categories will be divided into local and non-local film makers.
         Local is defined as living in or originally from 100 km radius
         of the Shepparton GPO. Junior film category is primary and
         secondary students.

10.     New Film Maker is defined as 25 years old or under
          at the close of entry date or a post secondary student
          at the time of making the film.

11.     Film categories are open to all film genres including; animation,
          documentary and experimental. All films with a subject pertaining
          to the Shepparton Festival theme of ‘Mapping Shepp’,
          will be eligible for a ‘Shepparton Festival Award’.

12.     If no entries are judged to be worthy of prizes within any one
          of the categories then the prize money from the unfulfilled category
          will not be awarded.

13.     Entrants in this competition agree to have their films judged
          and shown at the discretion of the “Shepparton Shorts”
          Film Festival judging panel. Shepparton Shorts Film Festival
          has the right to screen participating films to audiences during or as
          part of the promotion of the Shepparton Festival.
          A copy of the finalist’s films will be retained by
          Shepparton Shorts for this purpose.

14.      For correspondence and queries about “Shepparton Shorts”
           please use the Contact Shepparton Shorts Form on this website.