enter your film in the festival and win great prizes!  and everlasting honour!

categories: films under 1 min – films under 15 min
in primary, secondary and open sections

PLUS this year we introduce Community Categories – anyone can host a film category, all you need is a category title and a prize to offer.  Categories hosted so far include:

  • The Reece Newling award for bloodiest, gutsiest Horror film
  • The Stewart Carter award for Best Use of Oxygen
  • The Angus Read-Hill award for Best Sci-Fi
  • The Big Jim award for Best Film Featuring Food
  • The Isaebella Doherty Arty-Arty-Arthouse-Artness award
  • The Rosie Annear Liver Society award for Best Film Involving Alcohol
  • The Claire Peters award for Best Film Featuring an Animal
  • The Giles Dodsworth ‘Best Use of Music in a Film’ award
  • The Ambah Face and Body Art award for Best use of Special fx / Makeup
  • The Andersen for greenest Green in a Green film

send your Community Category award proposal to


Digital Allsorts screenings programme

See all the entries PLUS a feature film made by a local filmmaker in cafes and restaurants around Castlemaine!

Date Time Venue Address
Sun 3 April 6pm – 8pm Tearooms, Castlemaine Botanical Gardens Downes Rd, Castlemaine
Mon 4 April 12pm – 2pm Apple Annies café 31 Templeton St Castlemaine
Tues 5 April 12pm – 2pm Good Foods Café 209 Barker St Castlemaine
Wed 6 April 3pm – 5pm Saffs Café 64 Mostyn St Castlemaine
Thurs 7 April 12pm – 2pm Madison’s 16 Lyttleton St Castlemaine
Thurs 7 April 6pm – 8pm Pannini 71 Mostyn St Castlemaine
Fri 8 April 12pm – 2pm The Coffee Bean 231 Barker St Castlemaine
Fri 8 April 6pm – 8pm The Public Inn 165 Barker St Castlemaine
Sat 9 April 6pm – 8pm Quench 36 Hargraves St Castlemaine


ABC Open FREE workshops
Get tips on taking photos or videos of the people and scenes around you, for the ABC Open website and for display during the Fringe Festival.
·         BYO digital camera or camera phone, camera-computer cord & a USB stick..
·         All welcome. Kids under 13 please bring a parent.

Venue: Castlemaine Library, meet on the steps on Mechanics Lane.
Bookings essential, contact the Library: 5472 1458
·         Thursday 31 March:  4pm  – 6pm One Small Window, 30-60 sec videos that capture the moments around us
·         Saturday 2 April : 10 am -12pm One Small Window, 30-60 sec videos that capture the moments around us
·         Thursday 7 April: 4pm  – 6pm Portrait of a Stranger photographs