Follow Me

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The Follow Me Film Competition is an initiative of the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church in Australia (Australian Union Conference). It provides Australian SDA church members and students at Adventist schools or colleges (aged between 18-30 years) with the opportunity to showcase their talents and make a 3-5 minute film or animated narrative, have the opportunity to film for Hope Channel Australia, and win fantastic prizes.

This inaugural film competition has been created to give Adventist Christian young people a chance to share their filmmaking creativity, while creating faith-based content in a format that Seventh-day Adventist Church entities and members can use as a resource to further the gospel work within Australia.

The theme for this year’s competition is Christian Faith.

Up to $12,000 in prizes is awarded to three winners who show excellence in filmmaking.

By entering the competition, you agree to these terms and conditions.

Submissions for the Follow Me Competition are open from 2 January 2017 – 15 November 2017.

Filmmakers wishing to submit a film that is ineligible for the Film Prizes (outside of the age category, or the film goes longer than 3-5 minutes) may submit their work with the possibility of it still being aired Australia-wide on Hope Channel.

1st

All expenses paid trip to follow in the footsteps of the early church, travelling to Jerusalem, Patmos or Galilee, filming for Hope Channel Australia.

2nd

All expenses paid trip to an ADRA-funded project in the South Pacific, filming for Hope Channel Australia.

3rd

All expenses paid trip to an amazing faith project within Australia, filming for Hope Channel Australia.

Enter

I agree to the Terms and Conditions

As part of your entry, it is important to have release forms declaring that you have permission from all actors, musicians for the use of their services. Download these forms below:

Competition Resources Pack


Please fill in all fields.

If you encounter any difficulties completing your entry, please contact AUC on +61 3 9871 7555 or by email at kympiez@adventist.org.au.

Key Dates

Call for entries
Monday, 2 January 2017
Close of entries
Midday AEST, Wednesday, 15 November 2017
Winners announced
Thursday, 30 November 2017
Winners contacted
Monday, 3 December 2017, and printed in the next available edition of Adventist Record
Q: I'm not an Australian citizen. Can I still enter the competition?

A: If you are living in Australia and have lived in Australia for over 1 year, you are eligible to enter the competition. If you are an Australian citizen living overseas, you can also enter.

Q: I am not Australian. Can I enter the competition?

A: The Follow Me Competition is only open to Australian resident and citizens. Why don't you encourage your church to start a competition like this too?

Q: Can we enter the film competition as a group?

A: To enter the competition, it is required that one person (most likely the producer of the short film) enter only.  The good news is if you are working as a team, you can enter the competition several times, so long each short film is original and the ideas haven't been used before.

Q: Can the prizes be divided up between two or more people?

A: Each entry is for an individual and so prizes cannot be broken up.

Q: I want to enter the competition but am outside the age for the competition. Can I still enter?

A: The competition is for those aged between 18-30 years of age, so you will not be eligible for prizes. BUT, you may still may enter and have an opportunity to have your film aired on Hope Channel.

Q: I want to enter the competition but want to film something longer than 3-5 minutes. Can I still enter?

A: The competition is for a faith-based narrative between 3-5 minutes, so you will not be eligible for the prizes. BUT, you may still may enter and have an opportunity to have your film aired on Hope Channel.

Contact

Kym Piez, Officer – Special Projects and Communications
Seventh-day Adventist Church in Australia
t +61 3 9871 7555
f +61 3 9870 7715
e kympiez@adventist.org.au
ABN: 24 112 101 783

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