The theme for 2020 is IMAGE.
This year, Microflix invited authors to submit short, original texts on the theme of IMAGE for adaptation by filmmakers. We received an overwhelming number of excellent quality submissions from which microlit specialist and Spineless Wonders’ editor Associate Professor Cassandra Atherton selected a total of 54 to be added to list already available for adaptation. All 2020 IMAGE Texts can now be viewed and downloaded via the Microflix website.
Filmmakers have until August 1 to submit a short film based on one of these texts. Entry is free and new, emerging as well as experienced filmmakers are encouraged to enter. Writers whose text is adapted into a film which makes it into the finals will be paid a royalty and will be eligible for the $500 Microflix Writing Award. We would like to acknowledge the support of the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund and whose grant enables us to pay authors and offer a cash prize.
Exploring the theme of IMAGE
We are looking for short prose writing of any genre which reflects on the theme of IMAGE. You may wish to reflect on image vs reality, on the use, misuse and changing role of image and images over time. Or you may think about the image (and imagery) in terms of the imagination. Whether you turn to doppelgangers, alter egos, clones, dead ringers, avatars, simulacra or chips-off-the-old-blocks… be sure to take a fresh approach. We are looking for writing that will zing off the page and onto the screen.
Microflix Writing Awards
The Microflix Awards offered each year aim to reward and value the roles of both the author and the filmmaker in the adaptation process. For this reason we offer both the Microflix Awards to both authors and filmmakers.
The 2020 Microflix Writers Award, a $500 cash prize, is made possible by a grant by the Copyright Australia Cultural Fund. Prizes for Highly Recommended and Recommended Writers include discounts on writers’ centre memberships and other resources for writers as well as book packages.
Our panel of jurists will select winner of the Microflix Writing Awards from the pool of finalist films screened at the Microflix Festival. All authors whose work is used as the basis of the finalist films will be paid a film royalty, courtesy of Copyright Australia Cultural Fund.
Submissions are called for microliterature for the 2020 Microflix Writing Awards. Submission will be curated on behalf of the Microflix Festival by the Australian publishing house, Spineless Wonders.