Prizes for students in short film competition

Grab a camera and enter the competition.
Grab a camera and enter the competition.

North Coast Medicare Local is inviting students living in the North Coast region (from the Queensland border down to Port Macquarie) to take part in a short film competition to promote 'A Healthier North Coast'.

The competition is part of The PITCH - Practical Ideas to Change Health Care - and applications are now open for proposals from school, college and uni students about a film up to five minutes in duration that features a health issue relevant to them and their community.

The proposal should be up to 200 words and adhere to The PITCH Short Film Competition Guidelines which can be viewed at

The application form to submit a proposal can also be found on the web page above.

Film proposals need to be submitted by Monday September 16. North Coast Medicare Local will short list the proposals and announce the finalists who will then be required to produce their films which will be screened at an evening event on Thursday October 24 in Lismore. Some production assistance may be provided to filmmakers needing support by NCML's Healthy North Coast team.

Prizes will be rewarded to the three most outstanding short films, as judged by the panel

on the night of the screening. These are:

First prize: A Canon 70D DSLR package

Second prize: A Go Pro Hero 3 (Black edition)

Third prize: An iPad Mini

Every finalist will be invited to attend a special media production workshop in Ballina hosted by Healthy North Coast to further their film development skills. The final films will be uploaded on Healthy North Coast. (

For more information about the film competition, phone Gavin Dart on 6618 5413 or email;

Topics:  medicare local students

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