NSWNMA Nurses and Midwives Short Film Festivals

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The inaugural NSWNMA Short Film Festival for nurses and midwives was held in 2009. Since then there have been four highly successful festivals.

The next festival will be held at the Association on 23 May 2017, showcasing films of up to five minutes length in any genre.

Closing date for entries is 14 April 2017.

First prize is $5000! Sponsored by First State Super.

Second prize is $2000 and Third prize $1000, with the Maureen Puhlman Encouragement Award of $1500.

Download the 2017 Film Festival Entry form.

Read the rules of entry for the 2017 festival.

For questions about the festival, contact Glen Ginty on gginty@nswnma.asn.au




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