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Namatan Short Film Festival 

 

NAMATAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2020

To celebrate 40 years of Vanuatu’s Independence Anniversary and 40 years of Vanuatu-Australia diplomatic relations, the Vanuatu Broadcasting and Television Corporation (VBTC) and the Australian High Commission’s Namatan Short Film Festival’s unique item for this year is ‘40’.

The Australian High Commission and the Vanuatu Broadcasting Television Corporporation’s Namatan Short Film Festival for 2020 is officially launched! 

 

THE NAMATAN STORY

The Australian High Commission and the Vanuatu Broadcasting and Television Corporation (VBTC) officially launched the first  Namatan Short Film Festival in 2012 to give the people of Vanuatu a chance to express their ideas and creativity through film.  The story continued every year through to 2019, with the finalists being screened to almost 5,000 people around the country.  Thanks to our partner, VBTC and sponsors, Digicel Vanuatu, ANZ Bank and Air Vanuatu. In its ninth year, and celebrating 40 years of Vanuatu and Australia, we expect 2020 to be big.

The name ‘Namatan’ (or ‘eye’) and slogan ‘ae blo yu, lukluk blo mi’ were chosen to represent the festival.  Namatan’s aim is for ni-Vanuatu filmmakers, amateur and professional, to share their vision and for the audience to take their own messages away from each story.

So be creative, make us dream, laugh or cry to make it as a 2020 finalist and have your film screened to communities across the country.

 

2020 UNIQUE ITEM

A condition of entry in the Namatan Short Film Festival is that all films must include the designated ‘unique item’. 

This is to prove that the films created are specifically for that year’s festival.  The 2020 Unique item is ‘40’. The number 40 was chosen to mark 40 years of Vanuatu’s Independence and 40 years of Australia and Vanuatu diplomatic relations.

 

ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS

To enter a film, you must submit the completed entry form in English or Bislama, your film and relevant consent forms (see terms and conditions - in English or Bislama) to VBTC or the Australian High Commission no later than 4:30pm on Monday 9 November 2020.  Late entries will not be accepted. 

For posted entries, you may submit your entry form and relevant consent forms electronically, addressed to [email protected] with subject “ Namatan Short Film Festival”.

By signing this form, you agree to the terms and conditions of the Namatan Short Film Festival 2020.

 

Key Dates

·         Monday 9 November  - All films submitted to VBTC or the Australian High Commission with completed entry forms

·         December  - Finale will be held at the end of the one week of VBTC's Christams in the Park event

 

RELEVANT FORMS

·         Entry form for festival, Terms and Conditions and Consent forms (English pack) 

·         Entry form for festival , Terms and Conditions and Consent forms (Bislama pack) 

 

CONTACTS

For more information about the 2020 Namatan Short Film Festival, please contact the Australian High Commission (Tel: 22777, Email: [email protected]) or the VBTC on 22999.