The team at Kaleido were honoured to be invited to the Get Reel: Top Ten Filmmakers’ Festival, hosted by The Official Top Ten Night and The Ritz Cinema in Randwick. This night was dedicated to showcasing the top ten finalists that submitted their short film, with the runner up and winner of the competition announced on the night. The participants were asked to produce a film less than 10 minutes, shot entirely on a smart device responding to the theme Being Seen. An overwhelming 1,692 entries were submitted from all over Australia and New Zealand, and it’s amazing to know that so many young creatives are trying to get their work out to the public.

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It was obvious that so much effort and time was spent in creating these thoughtful and deep films, all touching on different issues surrounding mental health. Kaleido is a huge fan of using your creative skills to spread important messages to a larger audience, and we believe using film is a powerful tool to bring these issues to the forefront in Australian culture, media, and communities. All funds raised on the night went to Suicide Prevention Australia, providing national leadership for the suicide prevention sector in Australia.

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If you would like to view all of the finalist films, check out the The Official Top Ten Night’s website here.

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Or if you would like to still be involved with The Official Top Ten Night or Suicide Prevention Australia, you can keep up to date with future events here, or make a donation straight to SPA here.

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A big thank you to The Official Top Ten Night for putting on events like these, and we can’t wait to check out their next event Listen Up Australia: Top Ten Songwriters Festival 2016.

 

If you or someone you know suffers from depression, please contact contact Suicide Prevention Australia here.

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Photography:

Eftography,  Looks Fresh Photography & Michaela Parry