Whether you’re an established, emerging or first-time filmmaker, here’s your chance to create a short film with a little inspiration from the State Library’s extraordinary collection.

Films (of no more than six minutes) can be about anything but must reference one or more items pre-selected from Library’s collection. All genres will be considered – fictional, documentary, animation or experimental (eg. timelapse, hyperlapse and drone), and can be produced on any device including mobile phones.

Our judges will select the 10 most engaging, imaginative and innovative entries to be showcased in the Shortstacks Short Film Festival at the Library in June. The winners will be announced on the night by Australian film industry royalty and Shortstacks Judge Margaret Pomeranz.

Before you get started, please read the Guidelines carefully. Entries close 5pm, Monday 29 April 2019.