The Special Awards Screening Night
You and your friends and family are invited to the Special Awards Screening Night on October 14th at 7pm at the Civic Theatre.
Winners will be announced, prizes will be awarded and most importantly of all, the finalists' films will be screened!
The Special Awards Screening Night is a free event but you need to book a ticket if you want to come. They are available on a first come, first served basis and can be booked by following this link, or by calling the Civic Theatre on 02 6926 9688. We almost sold out last year, so get your friends and family together and start booking! Now!
In the meantime, check out the winners from previous competitions
The People's Choice Award
After the Special Awards Screening Night, we will launch the People's Choice competition, where the video that gets the most votes can win a $500 prize. From then on all 2015 entries will become visible here on the Waggafest website. People all over Australia and the world will get to watch a bit of Wagga on film, and of course the video that goes the most viral will win that fantastic prize.
This year's theme: The Best is Yet to Come.
Wagga Wagga is an amazing place to live, work and play, but The Best is Yet to Come!
Lots of the marketing for Wagga Wagga plays on the idea that there are "a hundred little reasons" to love Wagga Wagga. Our home is more than a place of good sports, a foodie haven or an educational hub: it is all these things and more. We want you to share some of your little reasons why this place is the best.
Don't worry, your film doesn't have to be all sunshine and lollipops. We aren't asking you to make a tourism commercial, but we do want you to somehow engage with the theme. Whether you make a gritty drama about someone overcoming great hardship, or even a futuristic sci-fi (the only limit is your imagination) the important thing is that we get to see a unique Wagga story that shows us that The Best is yet to come.
On your entry form you must tell us how your film connects with the theme of The Best is Yet to Come. It doesn't have to be overt, but we do need to be able to see the connection. This is how we will know you made your film for Waggafest.
All prizes at Waggafest are awarded by a panel of independent judges who work in the film or media industry.
Hume Bank Best Overall Film - $2500
Charles Sturt University Award - $1000
Mayfly Media Best Young Filmmaker - $500 or a prize of similar value
waggawagga.tv Best Wagga Visual - $500 or a prize of similar value
Best Original Score - $500 or a prize of similar value
365 cups People's Choice Award - $500 or a prize of similar valueAfter the Gala Screening night, all the finalists' films will be made available at this website. It is then up to the public to vote for their favourite film. Whoever gets the most votes wins this prize.