Australian High Commission
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Namatan Short Film Festival Finale

Saralana Park - Friday 5 July from 5 pm

The Namatan Short Film Festival finale is set for Friday 5 July from 5 pm at Saralana Park! Pop the date in your diary and bring your family and friends for a fun evening watching Vanuatu short films “under the stars” with free live music from Island Soul. Food, drinks and kava will also be available for purchase. The Namatan Short Film Festival is proudly presented by the Australian High Commission and generously supported by the VBTC, ANZ VanuatuDigicel and Air Vanuatu.

Namatan Short Film Festival 2019 is extended to 13 May 2019


The Australian High Commission’s  Namatan Short Film Festival was first launched in 2012 to give the people of Vanuatu a chance to express their ideas and creativity through film. Now entering the eight year, Namatan reaches over 4 000 people around the country. Thanks to our partner, Vanuatu Broadcasting and Television Corporation (VBTC) and our sponsors Digicel Vanuatu, ANZ Bank and Air Vanuatu, we  are introducing a new school category, and this year 2019 will be bigger and better.


Thanks to Digicel Vanuatu, ANZ Bank Vanuatu and  Air Vanuatu prizes include:

First prize –VT200,000 cash in your bank account with ANZ Bank

Second prize – a Samsung S8 

Third prize – a Samsung J5 Prime

People’s Choice Award –a Samsung Tablet A6



First Prize -a laptop 

Second Prize - a projector 

Third Prize - a Sumsang Tablet A6


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 2019 Unique item is a Vanuatu traditional woven basket.  A woven basket was chosen to symbolise the ban of plastic bags in Vanuatu and to promote the conversation and use of traditional handicraft to support the local economy.


To enter a film in the Australian High Commission’s Namatan Short Film Festival 2019, you must submit a completed entry form, your film and relevant consent forms (see terms and conditions) to VBTC no later than 4.30 pm on Monday 13 May 2019.  Late entries will not be accepted. 

For postal entries, you may submit your entry form addressed to Vanuatu Broadcasting and Television Corporation (VBTC), PMB 9049 with subject “Namatan Short Film Festival”. VBTC office is located behing Port Vila Mall. For further information please call on 22777 or on 22999.

By signing the entry form, you agree to the terms and conditions of the Namatan Short Film Festival 2019, which are available in hard copy from VBTC or electronically below.