Vodka O launches short film competition for budding film-makers

Vodka O has launched a short film competition for budding film-makers and creatives.

The winning film will be shown at the Sydney Film Festival, which will be screened on the 12 days of the festival, and on SFF TV at Martin Place between 6 and 17 June.

It will also run on the brand’s Facebook page and on YouTube.

The winner will also gain full rights to use the film in their folio, as well as be introduced to special guests at the Opening Night Celebration Party.

Vodka O will also throw the winner their own private screening party.

Entrants must enter a one-minute film based on a script provided by Vodka O, which they can access via the Facebook page.

“As a company started out of a garage in Sydney, we know how important it is to get a leg up,” said Tim Szonyi, CEO of Vodka O’s brewer ASM Liquor.


  1. Jack Fresh
    11 Apr 12
    5:58 pm

  2. The ‘Making a short film’ thing is today’s Flashmob. Probably yesterday’s in fact.

  3. Billy C
    11 Apr 12
    8:21 pm

  4. If they want to interest people they should probably but the brief on their page.

  5. Hitchcock
    11 Apr 12
    8:50 pm

  6. Agreed Jack, Anyone can make a short film at any given moment, very parse.

  7. Anonymous
    12 Apr 12
    10:25 am

  8. Is that the prize? You can use the film in your portfolio and a ticket to the openning night? Hardly think it’s worth it.

    Nice try Timmy

  9. Paul the freelance writer
    12 Apr 12
    10:59 am

  10. “Gain full rights to use their film in their portfolio”?

    They have that right anyway. How patronising.

  11. Kay
    12 Apr 12
    4:55 pm

  12. I’m sorry, but this has to be one of the most pathetic attempts at the already overused “make-an-ad-for-my-brand-so-we-don’t-have-to” competitions that I’ve ever seen. Not only is the prize somewhat dubious (I can use it in my portfolio? Oh, how generous!) but why send people to your Facebook page, on which you post links to another (apparently more relevant) Facebook page, which then sends you back to the original – all without any concrete information on how to enter? If you view other lost souls’ comments, the management team’s response to requests for the brief is: Hi ***, Please email Please allow a couple of days for the team to get this across to you. Thank you for your post VO Team.

    Good luck getting professional standard entries with a competition that’s obviously so unprofessionally run.

  13. Dan
    12 Apr 12
    5:49 pm

  14. Looks like their office junior is going to be working overtime to produce fake entries to get the numbers up.

  15. Tis a worry...
    13 Apr 12
    12:34 am

  16. These guys could be cool. Unfortunately their marketing team are ensuring they’re not.

  17. SarahD
    13 Apr 12
    3:38 pm

  18. I’m a young designer I think it’s an awesome opportunity.. I’ll be entering