Cut Short Film Competition 2022


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The Cut Short Film Competition is launching for the first time in 2022, proudly presented by Sutherland Shire Council. Cut Short aims to provide a platform for the creative development of local and emerging filmmakers as well as support the arts industry in Sydney and beyond.

Showcasing the wonder of the Sutherland Shire we encourage filmmakers to explore all that this area has to offer, from the pristine beaches of Cronulla, to the hidden corners of the Royal National Park, to the many heritage-listed sites and culturally significant places rich with history. Discover the diverse range of people and places that spread through the Sutherland Shire and what stories could be told.

From documentaries to science-fiction we welcome all kinds of films and are excited to see the stories you tell.

Get creative with this year’s theme ‘Connected to Nature’.


Important Dates

Submissions Open: Monday 8 August 2022

Submissions Close: Monday 7 November 2022     


Categories and Prizes

Primary School Student             $500 for student and $500 for school

High School Student                  $500 for student and $500 for school

University / TAFE Student          $2,000 and mentoring sessions with ACS accredited film industry professional

Open (over 18)                           $6,000


Meet the Judges

Carolyn Constantine is a seasoned Australian Filmmaker and Director Of Photography who has worked on acclaimed films, tv programs and music videos. 

Tahyna MacManus grew up in Cronulla, beginning her acting career on Blue Water High and is now an accomplished actor, director, writer, and producer.

Sutherland Shire Mayor, Councillor Carmelo Pesce is a lifelong resident of the Sutherland Shire, local business owner and has served our community for three consecutive Council terms since 2012.


You must read and agree to the Cut Short Film Competition 2022 Terms and Conditions before submitting your film. Terms and Conditions can be found HERE.


Entry Form (for physical submissions only)

If you are submitting a physical copy of your film (e.g. on a USB) you must also complete and send through the Entry Form. The Entry Form can be found HERE.

For more information on how to submit your film please read the Terms and Conditions linked above.


Online Submissions

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