FIST FULL OF FILMS FESTIVAL
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FIST FULL OF FILMS FESTIVAL

Fist Full of Films is the Northern Territory’s original homegrown short film festival. Founded in 1999 to celebrate NT short films in all genres, the Festival has a rich history of giving many of the Territory's leading filmmaker's their first break.  The aim of the Festival is to encourage and support NT filmmakers from diverse backgrounds to create and share screen work.

After a 5 year hiatus, Darwin Community Arts has decided to support the re-establishment of Fist Full of Films. This year the film festival includes a competition, workshop program and film screenings. The workshop program provides an opportunity for emerging filmmakers to build networks, get inspired, gain skills and experience. The popular film screenings and Awards ceremony offers audiences the chance to watch NT created screen content, engage with local stories and themes and acknowledge the talent that we have in the Territory.


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SUBMIT YOUR FILM!

Submit your short films online via FILM FREEWAY  in one of our special AWARD CATEGORIES by the 15th October 2021. 
Entries for the Lucky Bat Panorama category have been extended until 30th October 2021.
Films must be MAXIMUM 8 mins unless they are submitted into the long format category. 

Short film (scripted narrative)

Documentary short

Animation

Best mobile short

Music Video

Acting

Student Prize (Under 18)

Experimental/Video Art

Aerial Cinematography (drone video)

Experimental/Video Art

First Nations Filmmakers Award

LUCKY BAT Panorama Video Art Prize (due 30th Oct)

Long format (Under 20mins)

SUBMIT VIA FILM FREEWAY
FIST FULL LABS

WORKSHOP PROGRAM

In the lead up to the 2021 Fist Full of Films Festival, Darwin Community Arts and partners will be hosting FIST FULL LABS - a series of workshops on the art of short films over the August and September. Register your interest below to keep informed when we announce more details.
Come and get involved, meet other filmmakers and kick off your short film making career!

WORKSHOP 1 - Thursdays 5:30 - 7:30pm, 26th Aug, 2nd Sept and 9th Sept. 

@ Darwin Community Arts, 3/1 Travers Street, Coconut Grove
Tickets - $15 each or $35 for all three.

MOBILE FILM MAKING 101

Join Jack Tinapple to learn how you can shoot, record audio, edit and publish a short film all from your mobile phone or device!

MORE INFO & TICKETS

WORKSHOP 2 - Rescheduled to Sunday 26th Aug, 2-6pm 

@ Darwin Community Arts, 3/1 Travers Street, Coconut Grove
Tickets - $25

ACTING ON SCREEN WORKSHOP

Want to act in films? Learn some of the techniques in acting for the screen with Robbie Hoad.

MORE INFO & TICKETS

WORKSHOP 3 - we are back on!
Monday 23rd Aug, 5:30 - 7:30pm 

@ Darwin Community Arts, 3/1 Travers Street, Coconut Grove
FREE

MUSIC VIDEO WORKSHOP 

Are you a musician or filmmaker looking to make a music video. Join Day Know, Brisbane based videographer and artist from Que Films. This workshop is proudly supported by MusicNT and Darwin Community Arts.

MORE INFO & FREE RSVP

WORKSHOP 4 - Sat 4th September, 11am - 1pm

@ Darwin Community Arts, 3/1 Travers Street, Coconut Grove
Tickets  - $10

ANIMATION WORKSHOP

Super talented Daniel (Lord Bung), well known for the tv series Confinement, Hellmates and the Snake Pit will share some of their inspiring and hilarious animation work. Come and hear Daniel talk about the artistic process, the tools and techniques used and how they built their subscriber base to over one million! Lots of opportunity to ask questions, network and get feedback on your animation ideas.

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WORKSHOP 5 - Sunday 12th September , 10am -12pm workshop, 12 - 2pm BBQ and chat

@ East Point Aero Modellers Club, LOT 5775 Alec Fong Lim Drive  East Point 
Tickets - $10

DRONE FIMING

Learn about using a drone for cinematography with Matt Hoffman from MHK Visual Aspect. He will talk about the technology, legal aspects to consider, how to get the best results and opportunities for selling your work.

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Short video tutorial to get you started

MOBILE FILMMAKING 101

Want to make a film but don't have all the fancy gear? Don't worry, just shoot it on your phone!  Never made a short film before and don't know where to start? Local filmmaker Thomas Midena with the talented actor Danica Jenner have put together this handy little short video (using only a mobile phone!) to explain the process. So if you want to make a film, there's no excuses now... Lights. Camera. Action!

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