Aspiring Filmmakers Wanted for Footprints Film Festival 2017

Good news! The Inner West Council’s annual Footprints Film Festival is back and looking for Sydney’s best environmental or sustainability-themed short films. Once again, a good opportunity for aspiring filmmakers to enter the competition which opens on Monday 5 June.

As part of the Footprints Ecofestival, the film competition provides a platform for budding filmmakers to produce a short film about their local environment. Anyone of age with gifted creativity can take this opportunity to fulfil their love and passion for environment.

A bicycle-powered cinema tent will be used to screen shortlisted films at the Footprints Ecofestival on Sunday 27 August at Whites Creek Valley Park, Annandale. The bicycle powered cinema tent is always a popular place for curious film lovers and aspiring filmmakers on the day of the festival. The winners will be announced on the same day after screening. The festival is free and open to everyone.

To enter the competition is simple, you can use a video camera or a mobile phone to make the film, as long as the idea is associated with an environmental theme and the film is no longer than 7 minutes.

The entry deadline is on Monday 31 July 2017.

If you have any queries about the Footprints Film Competition, please email Sustainability Engagement Officer, Emily Williams at or call 9367 9381. Terms and Conditions can be found on the website at

Written by Jane Chen