Zoom Short film competition–to raise financial support for WRISC Family Violence Support WRISC Family Violence Support have recently launched their short film competition “Zoom”, the competition was developed to give everyone the opportunity to plug into their creative talents and produce on a mobile device a 3-5 minute film on the topic of “respectful relationships” All profits from the entry fees and the premiere event will go to WRISC who support women and children affected by domestic violence. The competition is similar to the well known “Tropfest” but as well as profiling the talents of local movie makers we are also hoping to raise the profile of what is a respectful relationship in today’s society.
Links and resources will be uploaded to https://www.facebook.com/zoomshortfilmfestival to help people find inspiration and ideas. The competition has three categories primary, secondary and open (19 years+) so everyone can be involved, and they can be made by individuals, small groups or even school classes.
After the films have been judged an event will be held on October 7 2015 at the Regent Cinema, where the finalist films will be screened and prizes will be presented to the successful entrants. WRISC Board Member Jodie Kennedy said the competition closes on September 11. “The competition is open to everyone and prizes include movie making equipment and movie tickets and much more,” she said. WRISC works for women and children who have suffered violence or abuse in a family or intimate relationship.
WRISC helps to provide safety, support, information, advocacy, children’s counselling, court support, and case management. They provide services across the Central Highlands region of Victoria, and their service is free and confidential.