Words by Casey Lodge
Live music plays a vital role in our good time-loving society; it’s as quintessentially Australian as a sausage in bread outside of Bunnings.
It’s why the Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN) has joined forces with the St Kilda Film Festival to invite filmmakers and musicians around the country to make a short film celebrating the importance of the live music scene.
The ‘I Love Live Music’ competition challenges all of Australia’s wannabe Tarentinos and Spielbergs to collaborate with local musicians and create a 60 second film addressing one of three themes; “imagine life without live music”, “what I love about live music”, and “what live music means to me.”
Ten finalists will be chosen, with their films shown through various means across the country. The overall champion will be announced at SoundKILDA, with a grand prize worth over $10,000.
AMIN chairman Patrick Donovan says the event could be the springboard both filmmakers and musicians need to be launched into the public eye.
“Artists such as Gotye have broken through globally in recent years through viral videos, so the potential is unlimited for the careers of the musicians and producers with the best submissions,” says Mr Donovan.
“We’re looking for something original to help spread the word about the social, cultural, and economic benefits of contemporary live music.”
Entry into the competition is completely free, but get those creative juices flowing soon; entries close April 1st.
For more information on the competition, visit the AMIN website.