Don’t drink, make movie, win cash

[press release from MCM]

Just launched, a new national short film competition is calling upon aspiring movie makers – and anyone with a camera – to put the spotlight on the dangers of binge drinking and be in with a chance to win a cool $10,000 cash, plus their film on MTV.

Four Australians aged under 25 years old die due to alcohol related injuries in an average week, and one in two 15 to 17 year olds who get drunk will do something they regret.

The Government’s current ‘in your face’ anti-binge drinking campaign shows how a night out can take an unexpected turn for the worse after one too many drinks. mcm media, producer of The Hot Hits and Take 40, has launched The Drinking Nightmare Short Film Competition, giving film-making hopefuls the opportunity to tap into their creativity and join the effort in tackling the binge drinking epidemic among young Australians.

The new competition asks aspiring film makers, “How would you warn young Aussies about the dangers of binge drinking?”

For the chance to win, entrants must simply produce a 90-second short film that warns of the dangers of excessive drinking and features the tagline “don’t turn a night out into a nightmare.”

After the competition closes on 27 April, all submissions will be judged by a panel of industry experts and six finalists short-listed.

The finalist films will be made available to view and vote for at leaving the public to decide on who will walk away with the $10k cash prize, and have their film broadcast nationally online and on MTV.

“We’re really looking forward to seeing the ideas and talent come through in addressing this social issue,” said Greg Tremain from mcm media.

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