Hi Short Doc Lovers!
We’re really pleased to be working alongside some wonderful people again this year. Joining us for the first time this year are the Documentary Drive team, an online magazine dedicated to the art of documentary film.
Documentary Drive was ‘founded on the belief that stories matter, as do the filmmakers who tell them and how they choose to do so’ says Alison, co-founder of the magazine. Documentary Drive features comprehensive reviews of short and feature-length documentary films, gives insight into how they came to be through in-depth interviews with the filmmakers behind them.
The winners of Cheap Cuts 2017 will have the opportunity to be featured in Documentary Drive with a review of their winning film and an interview. If you aren’t familiar with the magazine, click here to find out more.
We’ve also teamed up with two great film festivals, both working hard to promote independent cinema. The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival launched this year and showcased a mix of feature and short length documentary films from across the globe. Cheap Cuts judge, Ross Bolidai, won the Wildcard Award with his film Coalville Gold this year. Cheap Cuts 2017 winners will be able to submit their films to Melbourne Doc Fest for free, saving themselves $40. Nice one.
Just across the water from MDFF is Arohanui Film Festival in New Zealand. Showcasing new, entertaining, original and adventurous films from around the world on the big screen at Future Te Aroha, a former bra factory that has been converted to a multi purpose non-profit facility for community and cultural use. Winners of Cheap Cuts 2017 will also be able to submit to this festival for free too.