Ten prizes of $1000 each up for grabs for video editors

Ten prizes of $1000 each up for grabs for video editors
Carol Saffer

Cinema Nova is calling on film buffs and video makers to create the best pre-show video entertainment for the chance to win part of a $10,000 prize pool.

The biggest competition the cinema has run encourages local and emerging talent to submit creative short videos for a shot at 10 cash prizes of $1000, plus the chance to see their work on the big screen.

This contest is aimed at film fanatics and lovers of pre-movie entertainment. 

The type of film-based content Cinema Nova is after is the type of video essay that is very popular now on YouTube.

“We are very flexible and open-minded in what kind of creative work we want to see; we are just excited to see what people come up with,” a Cinema Nova spokesperson said.


Themed mash-ups, recaps, video essays, animation, voiceover; the sky’s the limit.


Videos can be between five and seven minutes long and must be explicitly created for the competition and mention Nova.

The focus is on clever editing and an interest in the world of film and cinema.

Entries could be something contestants filmed or recorded themselves or a clever edit of or commentary on other material.

Cinema Nova CEO Kristian Connolly said, “Cinema Nova has a long history of championing filmmakers, and now Melbourne’s favourite independent is thrilled to support emerging editors in the creation of fresh, bold, interesting film-focused content.”

“We know that our audience’s interest in cinema goes beyond the two hours they spend in their film of choice,” he said.

“We can’t wait to see how local creatives can enrich and excite the moviegoing experience.”

“We are looking for creativity over technical perfection. We want your video to look good on the big screen.”

Entries are now open and close at 11.59pm on Saturday, December 31.

Winners will be contacted via email and announced in mid-January once all submissions are reviewed.

For more information: cinemanova.com.au/nova-video-competition

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