It's almost that time of year again, where filmmakers can share their passion, talent and visions with like-minded creatives during the annual Dubbo Filmmakers One Eye Film Festival.
This year marks its eighth festival, which is set to be the biggest yet.
Dubbo Filmmaker's president Kellie Jennar said this year the festival will be held at the Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre for the first time.
"The event has been growing each year, the last three years the event was sold out, and last year we had our biggest one-night crowd of over 300 people," Miss Jennar said.
"That's why this year, with the COVID-19 restrictions, we had to find a larger venue. We've been lucky to secure the Dubbo Regional Theatre, and that's in partnership with the Dubbo Regional Council, and supported by the Dubbo Film Society.
Miss Jennar said the festival is an opportunity for local filmmakers to showcase their work and build an audience. "It's definitely not a competition, it started as a platform to show filmmakers skills," she said.
"For me, the festival is a really fun and joyous occasion.
"The whole community gets together, last year we had 22 short films submitted, locally, but also from across Australia.
"We decided to open it up to filmmakers across the country because the level of our local filmmaking is growing to such a point they can now stand on their own feet with other professional filmmakers.
"Last year we had Indian language music video, a couple of videos made by youth about mental health, we had some dramas, a wedding series, short comedies and music videos.
"We try to remove any barriers that remove anyone from the platform. The only thing we don't accept is anything that's really offensive.
"There's no theme. Time limit is seven minutes or less, we also have a junior category, their time limit is two minutes.
"Every year we also have a curator, this year we have a Screen Industry Professional, Kate Stone."
Miss Jennar said she also wanted to thank the Dubbo Filmmaker volunteers for the hard work they put into ensuring the event happens.
Film Submissions close November 1.
The event will run on November 20.
For more information visit https://filmfreeway.com/OneEyeFilmFestival.
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