2020 Emerging Filmmaker Award
Submission period open until 31 August 2020
The North Bellarine Film Festival Emerging Filmmaker Award is a jury-selected/ monetary award presented to a filmmaker who resides or has resided in the State of Victoria (Australia) and is no older than 25 years of age at the time that they make their submission.
The winner will receive a $500 cash prize and have their film screened at the festival red carpet gala opening night on 13 November 2020.
The festival would like to reassure filmmakers that it is still reviewing films for the 2020 award despite the global pandemic. Although the festival planning schedule has been altered, a decision about the viability of the festival in November will be decided in the coming months.
Despite the outcome, there will be an award in 2020 although if the festival does not screen in November, the award will be formally granted at a time when it’s safe for our audiences, the award winner and guest filmmakers to attend.
View the award Rules and Terms and submit your film here:
2019 Emerging Filmmaker Award
The winner of the 2019 Emerging Filmmaker Award was Tadji Ulrich for his beautiful film When We Were One.
Tadji Ulrich is a young filmmaker based in Melbourne. His first film, I Believe, was shortlisted for Trop Jr and, as part of the 2016 Little Big Shots International Film Festival, was shown at ACMI and the Sydney Opera House. In 2018, his mockumentary Outcasts Anonymous won Trop Jr, the world’s largest short film festival for kids.
Director: Philippe Falardeau
2017 NBFF Selected Feature Film