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1 location, 2 actors, 3 minutes.

Cinespace Inc and Creative Brimbank are thrilled to present this year's 123 Film Competition as part of the Be Bold Festival with the theme: Living our Culture.


Explore the question of what culture means to you. And tell it in 1 location, using up to 2 actors (or characters) and within 3 minutes.


Films will be screened on loop during the Be Bold! Festival at The Bowery Theatre on 8 Oct 2022


Awards & Prizes

All Ages - sponsored by Creative Brimbank

$600 Best Film - All formats (landscape (YouTube) film or vertical (TikTok, IG Reels)
$600 Best Brimbank Film - All Formats (Films and/or filmmakers that feature or profile Brimbank)

Youth (under 25 years) Entry - sponsored by Victoria University

$500 best Youth Landscape or Vertical-format film
$250 best Youth Runner Up Landscape or Vertical-format film



Submit your films via Filmfreeway




This year the 123 Film Competition has partnered with the Let’s Make A Film! Program to provide filmmaking support in the form of three workshops, supported by Creative Brimbank. Register for 1, 2 or all 3.

  1. Camera & Lighting Workshop

  2. Sound Workshop

  3. Editing Workshop









Contest Rules



  • Open to Victorian Residents only

  • Films must have 1 location, up to 2 actors/characters, 3-minute max duration

  • Created within the last 6 months 2022

  • Submit a high-res film file. Note selected films will be posted on Creative Brimbank-hosted and/or Cinespace-hosted platforms



Landscape (YouTube) or Vertical (Tiktok, Instagram Reels)
MP4 file

Entrants provides a licence for Cinespace, Brimbank City Council and Victoria University to use the films or any images within the films for non-commercial, promotional purposes as part of this project delivery, with this licence ending 31 Dec 2022.  Cinespace reserves the right to make changes to competition at its discretion.

T&C Here

Now get to sharing your diverse and multicultural stories and be heard. Be seen. Be creative. And above all else: Be Bold!



123 Film Competition 2021

123 Film Competition 2021

123 Film Competition 2021
"Dartboard" - Hayden Flynn | #123FilmCompetition2021 | 1st Place Winner

"Dartboard" - Hayden Flynn | #123FilmCompetition2021 | 1st Place Winner

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"Subject 9412" - Theresa Gunarso | #123FilmCompetition2021 | 2nd Place Winner

"Subject 9412" - Theresa Gunarso | #123FilmCompetition2021 | 2nd Place Winner

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"Diversity in a Galaxy Far, Far Away" - Talha Sarrac | #123FilmCompetition2021 | 3rd Place Winner

"Diversity in a Galaxy Far, Far Away" - Talha Sarrac | #123FilmCompetition2021 | 3rd Place Winner

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This project is supported by Creative Brimbank and Victoria University.

With funding provided by Victorian State Government's Multicultural Festivals and Events Program

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