You just need a mobile phone …

All you need is a mobile phone and a story idea and you can get started.  Throughout the year we provide interactive workshops and mentoring support to help you turn that idea into a great short film.

Register to Stay Informed

Want to compete in the next REELise Film Festival?  Register your details and we can keep you informed about the Festival competition and support available to help you put you with your competition entry.  It could be the start of a brilliant filmmaking career!  Imagine walking the red carpet.  Accepting that award.  You can say it all began with a little film shot on your mobile phone when you were in school.

Register here.

Get a Head Start on your Junior Division Entry with a Workshop or School Incursion

Our strategic partner, StarTime Studios is offering some great programs to help primary students get an edge on the competition.

For students 8-12 years who are interested in a holiday program to assist their filmmaking for the REELise Film Festival competition, StarTime Studios are running a 3-day filmmaking workshop at Bondi Pavilion, Bondi Beach on 9-11 January.  Young creatives 8-12 years will band together with a production crew to create their own short film.  Any film made in this workshop will qualify for selection for the 2017 REELise Film Festival. For more information click here.

For primary teachers who want to give their class additional filmmaking support for the competition, there’s still time to book a 1-3 day StarTime Filmmaking Incursion in early Term 1.   Your class will script, shoot and produce a quality pocket film for the 2017 REELise Film Festival competition.  Email with your school name and preferred dates for Term 1 or call 1300 463 513 for more information.


Here are some helpful online resources for aspiring REELise filmmakers: – has video tutorials on editing with iMovie – free sounds, songs, and archival video (Note: The fact sites allow free download doesn’t necessarily mean you have permission to use freely for films. Read the fine print.)

Freesound – free to join community for downloading creative commons sounds effects (check the licencing and attribute as necessary)

Screen Australia for lots of great information about film making

Soundsnap – join for music & sound effects

Tropfest for top tips, music copyright guide and other resources

YouTube Encoding – a great breakdown of how to export for youtube including how to letterbox

Youtube toolbox – tips for making stronger films