Humanity - The Hume Diversity Short Film Festival is a new local film competition on the lookout for short films focusing on the positive impact Hume's diversity makes on the community.
Dianella Health is pleased to announce the inaugural Humanity short film competition. Open to anyone who lives, works, studies or plays within the City of Hume, Humanity aims to provide a creative platform for local filmmakers to share positive stories of social inclusion and diversity within the area.
An initiative of Dianella's Population Health Program, the competition seeks to encourage people from all walks of life and backgrounds to celebrate the common humanity that makes Hume a strong, enriching and dynamic community. More than 80% of Hume recognise the importance of a diverse community, and Humanity wants to see that projected onto the big (and small) screen. Drama, comedy, documentary; even animation - all genres are encouraged as long as they reflect the diversity of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical ability, culture and religious belief within Hume.
All films meeting the submission criteria will be shared online, with shortlisted movies screening in competition at Dianella's Harmony Day Celebration on 21 March 2018. Prizes will be awarded to help support the participants further develop their creative skills.
All levels of experience and ability are welcome, with competition organisers stating that quality of content is just as important - if not more so - than technical expertise.
Judge's Choice - $500 Michael's Camera Voucher
People's Choice - $500 Michael's Camera Voucher
Population Health Pick - $500 Michael's Camera Voucher
Runners-Up in each category receive a $500 Equipment Rental Voucher from Michael's Cameras.
Dianella Health CEO Dr Neil Cowen is enthusiastic about this unique initiative. "We're very excited to be putting out a call for short films and seeing what Hume comes back with" she said. "Anyone can enter; even by using smartphones and tablets. Dianella is committed to ensure that everyone in the community has access to services, opportunities and resources that provide better health outcomes. Community engagement is a key priority for Dianella and a film festival is a great way for everyone to come together and share their experiences. "
To register your interest or for more information:
Submit your film here