$50,000 up for grabs in the Illuminate Filmmaking Challenge 2021

A prize pool of more than $50,000 is up for grabs in the inaugural Illuminate Filmmaking Challenge 2021. The initiative by photography equipment distributor Kayell Australia invites aspiring filmmakers to produce a short film of between one and four minutes in length, with at least 70% of the footage captured on a DSLR, mirrorless, or other higher quality camera. Up to 30% of footage may be captured on smaller compact cameras, smartphones, or drones. In addition to the film, entrants are also required to provide a separate Behind the Scenes video comprising up to five minutes of footage.

Robert Gatto, Managing Director of Kayell Australia said: “Australia has a flourishing filmmaking community and this is an opportunity for them to showcase their exceptional talents and abilities by capturing a visual story that incorporates the ‘illuminate’ theme.”

The first prize is valued at more than $30,000 and includes a Nikon camera and lenses ($10,000), Lacie storage devices ($10,000), Teradek, SmallHD & Wooden Camera equipment ($5,000), Aputure LED lighting equipment and Deity microphones ($5,000).

Submissions for the Illuminate Filmmaking Challenge must have been completed after 1 January 2021.

Submissions close 1 August.

Follow the link for more information and to enter.