Pedestrian Group’s PEDESTRIAN.TV, Wavemaker and Wild Turkey Longbranch – a small batch whiskey brand co-created by actor Matthew McConaughey – are proud to announce the launch of the Second-Batch Film Festival: an online film festival giving young Australian filmmakers the opportunity to submit short films that, while made with love, failed to make waves at previous film festivals.
The Second-Batch Film Festival site, hosted on PEDESTRIAN.TV , will house the 10 best entries, with readers given the power to vote for their top three. P.TV will then create a documentary-style video about each of the top three and their bodies of work, to be hosted on the site alongside their films.
A panel of three local film industry heavyweights – talented film director Gracie Otto, singer and actor Eddie Baroo and breakout star Brenton Thwaites – will review the entries before making the final decision, with the lucky winner taking home a cash prize of $3,000.
The runner-up will receive a bottle of Wild Turkey Longbranch signed by McConaughey himself.
To highlight the exciting new film festival, McConaughey has added his superstar power to the cause, creating a call to action video in collaboration with PEDESTRIAN.TV that encourages young filmmakers to enter.
Pedestrian Group commercial director Rachel Tikey said: “Creativity is at the heart of everything PEDESTRIAN.TV does – as is spotlighting up-and-coming Aussie talent – so we jumped at the opportunity to do just that with Wild Turkey. Longbranch needed a partner who could deliver on all elements of this campaign, from ideation to implementation, and we’re so excited to bring the Second-Batch Film Festival to life with them.”
Campari Group Australia marketing director Paolo Marinoni: “Inspired by creativity, Wild Turkey Longbranch is the collaboration between Matthew McConaughey and Master Distiller Eddie Russell. Launching the Second-Batch Film Festival with PEDESTRIAN.TV is the perfect fit for the brand and we are excited to be supporting the Aussie film industry.”
The Second-Batch Film Festival site will be taking submissions from Thursday, September 4, with the final winner announced in December 2020.
Eligible entrants need to be over 18+ and able to prove their film was submitted to, and failed to place at, a previous film festival. and comply with the other conditions listed on the site.
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