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Short Cuts City of Greater Dandenong Film Festival

Short Cuts City of Greater Dandenong Film Festival

Short Cuts Film Festival

Calling all new and experienced film makers – Short Cuts Film Festival is back for 2017.

The festival provides a fantastic platform for local community members, emerging artists and accomplished industry professionals to share their stories.

Entries are now closed and in the process of being assessed by the judges.


  • Emerging – current or recent film graduates with less than five years’ experience
  • Community/Student – primary and secondary students and people with no professional filmmaking training
  • Open – professional film makers


There will be a prize for each category winner as well as Mayoral prizes and a People's Choice Award.

  • Mayoral First Prize - $3000
  • Mayoral Runner-up Prize - $750
  • People’s Choice Prize - $500 (to be announced on the night)
  • A share in over $2000 in category prizes

Short Cuts screening event

As part of the Short Cuts Film Festival, a gala screening, showcasing all of the selected entries, will be held at Drum Theatre on Friday 5 May.

Please note that the films showing at this event are unclassified, so persons under 15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Visit Drum Theatre website for bookings and more information