Local short film festival with an environmental flavour

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Local short film festival with an environmental flavour

Filmmakers across the region and beyond are gearing up in preparation for the Gladstone Arts Council's 2015 Green Scenes: Environmental Short Film Festival.

Initiated in 2008, this annual event is hosted in conjunction with Gladstone Regional Council's EcoFest celebrations and calls for entries from groups or individuals of all ages and levels of experience.

This year, the call is going out for filmmakers to create an environmentally messaged short film no longer than 90 seconds in length, not including the credits, reflecting the local EcoFest theme: Grown in Gladstone.

All films will be premiered on Sunday May 31, in the Tondoon Botanic Gardens' Visitors Centre Gallery during EcoFest celebrations and the prize winners will be announced on stage, during the event.

Entry forms are available from the Gallery & Museum, as well as offices, venues and libraries of Gladstone Regional Council or can be downloaded below.

Filmmakers will be vying for some exciting prizes as they tousle for the Ultimate Film Prize and the Supreme Filmmaker Prize.

To assist budding film makers, the Gladstone Arts Council has teamed up with Conspire Isis Theatre Ensemble and the Gallery & Museum, with support from the Gladstone Region Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF), to present new media workshops, during May.

Skill development workshops in script writing, direction and set design are on offer 13, 14 and 16 May 2015, led by local artists Natisha Strudwick and Felicia Lloyd.

The RADF is a Queensland Government and Gladstone Regional Council partnership to support local arts and culture.

For further information please visit the Gladstone Arts Council online at http://artslinkqld.com.au/member/gladstoneartscouncil