Round 3

July 23
Round 3 Sheet!


Submit films on Sunday 26th at the screening!
International Trout-Slap Film Festival 3

* Filmmakers retain all rights to submissions, however submitted films will be hosted on our website and youtube channel
* Film must not break any privacy or harassment laws
* Film must be youtube friendly
* Films to be submitted in digital format (MPG/AVI/DIVX) and in one continuous file where possible
* Film is to be no longer than 10 minutes (9m59s really)
* Filmmakers should register with me any time up until the screening time. Else we wont be expecting you!

* Teams can be made of however many people, pets, animals and objects that you deem necessary (with permission)
* A 30 second trailer/teaser should be submitted with film (Prefix: TRAILER)
* Post production and computer special effects allowed, as long as its done during the festival and is your work
* Include as many items from the locations, props and lines lists as possible
* I (Scott, the organising guy) should be cast as a short (haha) extra into each film. Call me to book a time. If this is not possible, use stock footage or.. print my face out and use as a mask.. lol
* All films and trailers must be ready to hand in at 7pm on Sunday night (26th) at Lambton (Call for info if you do not know where). Screening will take place roughly 7:30. Or uploaded to our server, ask here or the forum for info on how.

Locations (to be filmed from inside of)
* A bus
* A tent
* A restaurant
* A garage sale
* A skyscraper/something high with a view

* Wheelchair
* Monocle
* Icecream (softserve pref) served in a bag..
* Golden Shovel
* Fax Machine

Lines / Sounds
* Line: “What is that, some kind of cult?”
* Line: “Its like a live reality tv show!”
* Line: “Andy, come back from Canadia!”
* Sound: The Wilhelm Scream (wiki it)
* Sound: An originally-composed theme song/music (can be as short as you want, as long as you made the ‘music’)

Extra Info
Cant find the screening location?
Need more help?
Got a question about the rules?
Wanna book me in for a film role?
Call me 0422 146 227 (Scott)
Judging will be by people attending the screening

July 10th
Round 3 “Minik In charge”

25th/26th July 2009

What is it?
In one weekend you task is to make a short movie. We provide some random lines props and locations. You provide everything else. You are given the “sheet” Friday night. you then have about 48 hours to present your film for general viewing on Sunday night. Unlike other Newcastle based Film Festivals, Trout-Slap Film festivals are fully digital. All final product movies are to be submitted on DVD or USB memory stick and be in a common movie file format (mpg, Divx, AVI ect). This will allow those inclined to do some fancy digital special effects. Previously entrant’s film’s were stored on this website but it was far too slow. Now films are stored on youtube for speed and accessibility. In turn this means we have to loosely abide by youtubes content policy. Basically: No Nudity! If you don’t want your film to be put on youtube for what ever reason… you can have all the nudity you want!
The Only restriction on story is that it cant be purely based of another team like a ‘the making of franks teams movie’ cause that is just lame face.
If you are entering from somewhere aboard its preferable that you have internet access and know you way around FTPing as to submit your film for the general viewing on Sunday night.

We are taking Entrants now, if you are interested get a team together and send an email to so on Friday the 24th of July we can send you the sheet.

Confirmed Teams:
The Joel Group
Candy Man of the Trout-Slap MC
Public Service Announcement

7 Responses
  1. Liz says:

    i am so in, ftw.

  2. Joel says:

    I’m in

  3. Mel says:

    Just wondering, for those of us not in Newcastle, it says the movies have to be submitted via USB or DVD, but by what date? When are you screening them? Last year I had problems submitting it. :(

  4. Kroony says:

    If you are entering from somewhere aboard its preferable that you have internet access and know you way around FTPing as to submit your film for the general viewing on Sunday night.

    If you are not experienced with FTP we can provide assistance over the phone or IM. When u are walked though it its quite easy.

  5. GMAN says:

    Could you also upload to Youtube and provide the clip’s address?

  6. Kroony says:

    mmm thats a really good idea i didnt think of that. yea thats prolly the best way to do it. 😀

  7. GMAN says:

    I’ll just collect my cheque and be on my way…… 😛

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