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Shoot Out Film Festival

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The Festival was a huge success - watch all the films and see the pictures! CLICK HERE

What is it?

Warwick shoot out is a smaller – but perfectly formed - version of the famous Australian ‘Shootout’ competitions which take place in the major cities across that country, sometimes described as the most extreme film festival in the world!

In brief:

The film makers must produce a video of a maximum of 7 minutes in 24 hours.

Easy? Maybe not, for there are some constraints: the video must include some places, spoken words and other features which are only revealed at the briefing on the first day. The video must be started and completed within the 24 hours of the shootout and only linear, in-camera, editing is permitted. Information, rules and application form for competitors will be on the shootout website from 14 February

The organisers will undertake long-listing of the videos and the judges will select the best 10 films for the evening event. As well as selecting the Best Film in the contest there will also be awards for Best Direction, Best Script, Best Cinematography, Best Musical soundtrack and Best Actor. This judging and selection of category winners will be scheduled in consultation with the judges.

The Gala Evening and film festival for all film makers, their guests, special guests and other members of the university (first come first served). Following the showing of the films, the judges will take over to comment on the films and present the awards.


Filming from 7:00pm on Friday 17 June until 7:00pm on Saturday 18 June 2005

Judging 7:00 – 9:00 pm 18 June and/or 10:00 – 12:00 Sunday 19 June 2005

Gala Evening: Sunday 19 June 2005 – from 7pm

8:00 – 10:00 Best Films showing and presentation of Awards