A press conference for the 1st Sikh International Short Film Festival Australia (SISFFA) was held at the Atomic Restaurant in Williamstown, Melbourne on December 3 and attended by over 50 representatives of the local media, local film industry and other guests.
The Film festival is a joint effort of KickDrugs, SinghStation & Australia vich vasde Punjabi teams. The aim of SISFFA is to encourage Independent film makers to create innovative works that touch on Sikh themes and social issues of the society.
The theme for SISFFA 2017 is ‘Fight against Drugs’ and this is planned as part of KickDrugs campaign to dissuade young people from using and becoming addicted to drugs. There is no submission fee to submit the short film and this is to encourage film-makers to participate in the film-making and bring their skills outward.
According to SISFFA organizers, the festival will produce films focussed on educating the society against various social evils and further added that these short movies will be used to educate students in Schools of Punjab.
Another SISFFA team member introduced the first judge, Rana Ranvir, who is a leading Actor in Punjabi Film Industry.
The film festival is sponsored by Bajwa Immigration Consultants and SSK Accountants. The three best films will receive cash prizes of $2000, $1000 and $500 respectively. More information including the terms & conditions of the website are available at SISFFA website www.sisffa.com
The event will be held on 25th Febraury 2017 at Plenty Ranges Convention Centre in South Morang.