Established in 2020 by the producers of the Revelation Perth International Film Festival, the WA Screen Culture Awards (WASCA) are only in their second year but it’s a fine thing they’ve kickstarted such a festival as there’s a heck of a lot of great filmmaking in WA.
Submissions are now open across 21 categories including Outstanding Achievement awards in Directing, Writing and Performance.
There are also a stack of innovation awards for burgeoning filmmakers including innovation in Narrative Feature Film (films made for under $1m, and films made for over that amount); Short Films; Music Videos; and Game Design.
Embracing all screen forms from new, established and emerging screen practices, the award ceremony will be held on Sunday 5 December at Luna Palace Cinemas in Leederville.
Says Festival Director Richard Sowada: “In acknowledging the enormous diversity and breadth of screen practice in Western Australia, the WASCAs are one of the few award events internationally that embrace traditional film forms, VR, AR, moving image art, games, web and commercial production [all] on the same stage and in the same categories.”
In doing so, WASCA organisers look toward highlighting the convergence of forms, audiences and aesthetics as well as signposting WA as a location of innovation and collaboration.
For more information or to enter, visit wascreencultureawards.com.au.
THE FULL LIST OF AWARD CATEGORIES:
- Narrative Feature Film with budget under $1m
- Narrative Feature Film with budget over $1m
- Feature Documentary / Non Fiction
- Short Film / Animation
- Student Film
- Music Video
- Game Design
- Commercial Content
- Moving Image and Installation Art
- Virtual Reality, 360° or Augmented Reality
- Web Series or Online Content
Outstanding Achievement Awards
- Cinematography or Visualisation
- Production Design (incl. costume, set design, hair and makeup etc)
- Sound or Sound Design
- Original Music
- Contribution to the Industry
- Independent Spirit Award