Play Now Act Now


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Play Now Act Now is on the lookout for the hottest young and emerging fillmmakers in aged 16 to 25 in NSW. This is your opportunity to engage with an important issue affecting the lives of young people and win a share of $15,000 CASH and PRIZES.

Play Now Act Now’s signature item is that all entries MUST in some way make reference to drugs and alcohol; it is a thematic bend through which you must approach your short film. We want to hear your story, how you think drugs and alcohol fit into both youth culture and the greater Australian culture. Every month we'll have a new theme to approach our signature item.

Short Films must be no longer than TWO MINUTES in length, conform to OFLC MA15+ standards and include either the words Play Now Act Now or our festival sting. Your film can be of any genre, so long as you address our signature item anything goes. When you’ve made your film, simply upload it onto VIMEO [we will not accept any other external video players] and submit the URL along with your Play Now Act Now entry form.

Monthly winners are selected by voting at the Play Now Act Now website and by official selection. So that's two winners EVERY MONTH who take home $100 plus a place in our October grand final.

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