Great news filmmakers, the Mud and Saltwater Short Film Fest is being held in August 2018 at Sun Pictures, the world’s oldest picture theatre. Constructed at the turn of the century by the Yamsaki family, Sun Pictures is the perfect venue for the premier, with the historic theatre imbued with stories about the old pearling town and of course, Roebuck Bay.
The Mud and Saltwater Short Film Fest attracts filmmakers and filmgoers from all over the country and is supported by sponsors and local Broome businesses.
Filmmakers of any level are encouraged to submit a short film up to five minutes in length. The Festival is using www.filmfreeway.com for submission of short films (link button below).
All short films MUST have subject matter that relates to ROEBUCK BAY (Western Australia), the town of Broome and its people. In the category ‘Kimberley Calling’ the subject matter is the wider Kimberley Region of Western Australia.
If your film is selected for inclusion in the Fest, it may also be screened at a later stage in Broome and other locations in the Kimberley region and Australia.
1 Drama/Narrative – actors, lights, camera…action
2 Documentary – nonfictional and intended to document some aspect of reality
3 Science Short With a science edge on any aspect of Roebuck Bay
4 Comedy Can it make someone laugh?
5 The Bay From Above Drones, Planes, Helicopters
6 Animation Using any animation from claymation to Computer Generate Imagery
7 Music Video Integrating a song and imagery
8 Mud With a focus on Roebuck Bay’s remarkable mud
9 Kimberley Calling About the wider Kimberley region (any genre)
Roebuck Bay Working Group is comprised of Traditional Owners and government, local community, conservation groups and business. We work collaboratively to solve issues, raise awareness and encourage research and monitoring which supports responsible management and protection of Roebuck Bay.