The short film, EXODUS – produced by Sydney filmmaker Eloïse Boutry and featuring Sydney-based band DRUED – took out the prize ahead of runner-up 0001Motions and five other finalists from around the country (including West Australian Peter Renzullo).
“Eloïse Boutry’s winning short film EXODUS has taken the idea of ‘life without live music’ to a whole new dystopian level”, said AMIN chair Patrick Donovan.
“It’s cheeky and fun, but thankfully it’s also fiction, serving as a gentle reminder of the importance of the great work which state and national music bodies do to make sure this doesn’t become a reality.”
After the outstanding submissions received in its inaugural year, the Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN) had high expectations for this year’s films and the judging committee was thrilled with the creativity and diversity of the entries.
In its second year, the competition is a partnership between AMIN, the Live Music Office and the internationally accredited St Kilda Film Festival (presented by City of Port Phillip), and aims to increase awareness about the social, cultural and economic value of contemporary music to the lives of everyday Australians.
THE WINNING ENTRY
Film by: Eloïse Boutry (NSW)
Music by: DRUED
Through the short film medium, the LOVE LIVE MUSIC 60-Second Film Competition called for filmmakers across Australia to collaborate with local hometown musicians to make a 60-second film – in any genre and any style – which addressed at least one of the following themes:
‘What I love about live Australian music’; or
‘What live Australian music means to me’.
The winning filmmaker receives $1,000 cash courtesy of APRA AMCOS and an annual Palace Cinemas VIP Movie Club membership valued at $3000. The winning musician takes away a $20,000 Moshtix marketing package and the runners-up receive $1,000 cash prize courtesy of PPCA and up to 5 pairs of Sensaphonics acoustic earplugs valued at $1,600.
Film by: Peter Renzullo (WA)
Music by: Glenn Herbert.