Entries invited for 2018 Religious Short Film Prize

Tuesday 12 Sep 2017

Stephen Pickard 2015Australia's unique religious short film prize is again calling for entries from filmmakers from around Australia and from religious or non-religious traditions.

The Religious Short Film Prize hosted by the Charles Sturt University (CSU) Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture (ACC&C) in Canberra is the only such film competition in Australia.

Executive Director of the ACC&C Professor Stephen Pickard (pictured) said, "It's a prize for all Australian religious traditions.

"This initiative demonstrates the Centre's commitment to cultivate the arts in relation to faith and life.

"The prize is made possible by Canberra residents Clive and Lynlea Rodger who have for many years supported the relationship between faith, social issues, the arts, and the human search for meaning."

The $5 000 prize is for a film no longer than eight minutes that explores the relationship between religion, faith and the issues  of Australian society today and which explore in different ways what it means to be a human being in the universe.

Find out more about the prize here: http://creativitypillar.com.au/about-the-prize/

Entries close at 5pm Monday 30 April 2018.

The entries will be screened and the winner will be announced at a special event in August 2018.

The inaugural 2015 prize winner was The Forgotten Tree, by Ms Liz Cooper from Ermington, NSW.


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