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The Competition 2018-08-29T13:23:30+00:00

Better get rolling!

Ningalens Film Competition is now done for 2018

Four years running and once again there were thousands of dollars up for grabs in prizes.

We will return bigger and better in 2019

ENTER THE FILM COMPETITION

Judging Criteria

Films will be privately judged by a panel of independent local dignitaries (scroll down to meet the judges) on the following elemental criteria:

Narrative (%50)/ Sound (%16)/ Editing (%16)/ Visuals (%18)

For every film, each judge’s score from each element is aggregated.

For example, Film ‘X’ could score for ‘Narrative’ from each judge:

Judge A) Narrative (34/50)

Judge B) Narrative (30/50)

Judge C) Narrative (37/50)

The total for ‘Narrative’ for Film ‘X’ is the aggregate of each judge’s score, 33.67.

This is repeated for Sound, Editing and Visuals, resulting in a total score (maximum score is 100).

NOTE: There is a more significant weighting for ‘Narrative’ as the competition encourages content that emphasises and rewards the cinematic art of storytelling.

The Wonders of World Heritage Category is to be awarded to the film that best creatively captures the wonder(s) of the Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area.

The Ningaloo Coast was included on the World Heritage list in recognition of its:

  • aesthetically striking coastal and terrestrial environment of Ningaloo Reef adjacent to Cape Range.
  • lush and colourful underwater scenery and its contrast with the arid and rugged land.
  • annual aggregation of whale sharks, one of the largest in the world.
  • important aggregations of other fish species and marine mammals.
  • high marine diversity, including an unusual diversity of marine turtle species.
  • rare and diverse subterranean creatures.
  • diversity of reptiles and vascular plants in the drylands.
DOWNLOAD THE TERMS & CONDITIONS HERE
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

Categories – Prizes

Wonders of World Heritage – ADULTS – $1000

Awarded to the film that best creatively captures the wonder(s) of the Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area

Wonders of World Heritage – U/18 – $250

Awarded to the film that best creatively captures the wonder(s) of the Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area

Local Produce  – ADULTS – $1250

Films must be shot on the Ningaloo, in between North West Cape and Red Bluff

Local Produce – U/18 – $250

Films must be shot on the Ningaloo, in between North West Cape and Red Bluff

SUBMIT YOUR ENTRIES HERE

Worldwide Appeal  – ALL AGES – $1000

Open category to films shot anywhere in the world

For Worldwide Appeal only

TOTAL PRIZE POOL IS $3750

Additional cash prizes and prizes donated by local businesses are to be announced closer to the final submission date.

WOW THAT’S SOME SERIOUS PRIZES!

ENTER NOW!

Previous Ningalens films

2015

SAMPARKA by Leon Evangelistis

2016

A SONG by Jo Lee Miller & Esther McDonald

DAZA’S STORY by Mim Strom

RECONNECT by Holly Winkle

TAKING OUT THE TRASH by Sadie James

SO MANY FLIES by Anton Blume

2017

SALT WATER MEDICINE by Asha Burkett

ATTENBOROUGH vs IRWIN by Tom Hiney

WHALE SHARK BLUES by Leith Holtzman

SANDANCE by Rose Annie Bennett & Jamie Lumsdaine

SEA TURTLES OF THE NINGALOO

WHAT DO I KNOW by Cynona Gordon

NO DIS-IN-ABILITY by Deb Fitzgerald & Darcie Watts

SHARKS OF THE NINGALOO by David Palfrey

PICTURE POSTCARDS by Sadie James:

LIVING BLACK AND WHITE by Sacha Guggenheimer

2018

HOME IS NOT A PLACE, IT IS A FEELING
by Aimee Jan
Wonders of World Heritage category

AS TIME GOES BY by Jake Parker
Local Produce – Adult category

“A film is – or should be – more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what’s behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.”

– Stanley Kubrick