Aspiring Spielbergs! Here's your chance to show your film in major cinemas around Australia and the UK and at the same time raise money for The Big Issue who help the homeless and unemployed. The Festival is being held in November at Sydney's Valhalla, Melbourne's Cinema Nova, the Judith Wright Centre in Brisbane, Mercury cinema in Adelaide and the North of the UK for the sister festivals. There are 4 categories of entry:- Animation, Documentary, General and Novice.
For Australia the entry deadline is October 11, 2002, so get your crazy, wacky, serious or bizarre ideas onto film or DV!!!! The Festival will also show previously made films that meet the criteria. The Big Issue Film Festival is also a wonderful way to have professionals in the industry see your films. Submissions can be as short as 30 seconds but no longer than 10 minutes and a homeless or unemployed character/person or the words ``what's the big issue?'' must appear somewhere in the film.