Young film-makers could win masterclass with Baz Luhrmann

FANCY yourself as a top film-maker? Like the idea of a masterclass with Baz Luhrmann to shoot your own version of Australia? This could be just the ticket.

Samsung is giving 10 young Aussies the chance to create their own film. But the deadline is looming very quickly.

The Shoot' - will offer young Australians the opportunity to create a short film at NIDA that will premiere at the Sydney Opera House as part of its 40th Anniversary celebrations.

Winners will receive a masterclass with Baz Luhrmann, as well as the soon-to-be released Samsung GALAXY Note 3 and the hotly anticipated Samsung GALAXY Gear. 

As part of the promotion, Samsung surveyed young Australians to find out the talent they would use in a film.

Most said they would cast Hugh Jackman (35%) as leading male, well ahead of the Hemsworth brothers, Chris (15%) and Liam (11%), Sam Worthington (7%) and Joel Edgerton (4%).

Votes for leading lady were tied between up-and-coming actress Rachel Taylor and Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett (17%).

Hugo Weaving (19%) was voted the ultimate Aussie villain, followed closely by Eric Bana and Russell Crowe (14%).

Young Australia's Aussie blockbuster would be directed by critically acclaimed director and NIDA alumni, Baz Luhrmann (51%) and set in the sunshine of Bondi Beach (18%). 

The Castle's Darryl Kerrigan was also voted most lovable Aussie character (26%) and all-time favourite Aussie character (12%), followed by Red Dog (25%) and Mick Dundee (20%).

The Castle took the gong for the all-time favourite Australian film, ahead of Baz Luhrmann's Australia (9%).

"Our survey revealed 83% of young Australians think there should be more opportunities for young film-makers to showcase their talent," said Arno Lenior, marketing director - Samsung Electronics Australia. 

"With the help of NIDA and one of its most famous graduates, Baz Luhrmann, winners of our competition will use our latest technology including the Samsung GALAXY Note 3 and Samsung GALAXY Gear, to help them create a short film, which will premiere at the Sydney Opera House as part of its official 40th Anniversary celebrations."

How to Enter

To enter 'The Shoot', participants must visit during the competition period and upload a short 60 second introduction video in the film category (acting, cinematography, design, directing, screen writing or movie making) that they are most interested.

Entrants can also submit supporting material, such as their latest show reel or recent screenplay, to highlight their skills.

Entries will be judged by NIDA and Samsung, with winners to be announced on Wednesday, 25 September.

For full terms and conditions of entry, visit

The Prize

• A masterclass with Baz Luhrmann

• Six day intensive film making course at NIDA. This includes economy class return flights to Sydney and seven nights' accommodation (from September 29 - October 5 2013)

• A VIP ticket to the blue carpet premiere of your short film at the Sydney Opera House, including economy class return flights to Sydney and one night of accommodation (October 24, 2013)

• Samsung Creative Communications pack, including the new Samsung GALAXY Note 3 and Samsung GALAXY Gear

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