Thursday, 14 February 2019



Are you an aspiring or established filmmaker? We have an exciting opportunity for you!

The State Library of New South Wales (SLNSW) has launched its inaugural short film competition Shortstacks, with a total of $20,000 on offer across two categories:

  • $15,000 General Prize: open to filmmakers 18 years and over at the time of entries closing 
  • $5,000 Youth Prize: open to filmmakers 17 years and younger at the time of entries closing 

Shortstacks is open to established, emerging and first-time filmmakers of all ages but there's a catch... each short film entered must reference one or more items preselected from the State Library's extraordinary collection. The judges will consider films in all genres and entrants can shoot their films on any device including mobile phones. 

Entries are now open. Participants have until Monday 29 April to submit their short film and winners will be announced during a special screening of the finalists at the State Library in June 2019. 

Head over to the SLNSW's website for more details about entry details and guidelines.