Young filmmakers get the chance to make their mark on the Coast
  • Tuesday 16 May 2017

If you’ve ever dreamed of following in the footsteps of eco-documentary greats, a new film competition on the Sunshine Coast could be your first step to sharing your films with the world.

Council is calling on all young aspiring Sunshine Coast film-makers and environmentalists to submit a short two-minute documentary-style film featuring the Coast's brilliant biodiversity.

Winning entries will bag some awesome prizes including a GoPro camera and chance to work with well-known local composer and multi-media artist Linsey Pollack on a custom-made audio soundtrack to accompany your film.

Films can be up to two minutes long and focus on any of the following themes:

  • Relationships matter: people, places and the environment
  • Creepy crawlies: Insects and bugs
  • Funky flora and fungi: Plants, fungi and lichen
  • Sunshine Coast iconic places: Geology and nature combine spectacularly
  • Discovering the life of birds
  • Wildlife after dark
  • Reptiles and frogs
  • History and change

If you’ve got a passion for the environment, but need a few pointers on how to pull your eco-documentary together, council is also hosting three film-making master classes with Chris Peckham from Source Media to skill you up on how to create great quality, professional looking films using basic technology.

The first master class will kick off this Sunday (May 21) at the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. Bookings are essential and can be made by visiting council’s what’s on page.

Anyone under 18 years of age and living on the Sunshine Coast can enter, with entries closing on Friday, August 18.

Full details on how to enter this exciting competition are available at