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Last Chance To Enter NOVA Employment’s Short Film Competition

8 Jun 2011It’s almost time for entries to close for NOVA Employment’s annual short film competition. With this year’s theme Focus on Employ Ability, we’re sure to see some amazing talent, yet again!

Last year, we had three categories, which saw entries flooding in from all around the world.

This year will be a little different, there will be a schools category, where school groups are encouraged to get together and create a masterpiece that will represent their school. There will also be an open entrant category, where anyone from around the world can enter their work of art in film.

Entries will be accepted from all around the world, and the prizes will once again, be huge! First prize for the schools category will be $AU5000.00 and runners up will receive $AU1500.00. Same thing for the open entrant category, first prize will receive $AU5000.00 and runners up will receive $AU1500.00. The competitions goal is to educate people about the employ-ability of people with a disability in a fun and informative manner.

Last year’s winning school was Bates Drive School for Special Purposes, taking away $5000 for their school. John Skene, from Bates Drive School had terrific things to say about the competition. “It is a great way to showcase the abilities and strengths of individuals/groups of people with disabilities through a visually engaging manner,” said Mr Skene.

The competition is open now and closes on the 30th June 2011, so don’t waste any more time! There’s only 22 days left!! We are looking for your interpretation on focusing on the up side of hiring someone with a disability in the workplace. However, it is your interpretation, so go with your gut and be creative.

Once entries close, online voting will begin on the website, the public will be able to vote on their favourite short films, which will ultimately decide the winner. Last year saw thousands of votes coming in from all over the globe. The short films also attracted many positive comments from fans, hopefully it was just a taste of what this year’s comp will bring.

All films are to be around five minutes in duration and the only limit is your imagination. So get your entries in people!!!

I’m looking forward to seeing this year’s contestants and what they have to offer. The competition will culminate in an awards night held at Fox Studios in Sydney, where entrants will have the chance to feel like Scorsese and see their films premiered on the big screen. For more information, please visit www.focusonability.com.au or send me an email, and good luck!



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