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 five highly successful festivals.

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

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

Read the rules of entry for the 2017 festival.

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




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Lights, camera, action!

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Robo-Nurse takes the gong

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