Winners – Hawthorn Junior Footy Short Film Competition

In 2016 Hawthorn partnered with BOFA and invited junior footballers, their clubs and their families to be creative and push their own boundaries through developing a three minute video vignette that tells the unique story of their club’s football culture.

Tasmanian junior football clubs were challenged to produce a three minute video about their club- its history, its achievements, or its colourful characters – the unique story of their club.

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The winner is Evandale Football Club for It’s More Than Football, which tells the story of the club’s first Youth Girls football team in the inaugural NTJFA competition.

Hawthorn State Operations Manager David Cox presented the prize of $4000 to the Evandale Football Club, saying that the competition reinforced Hawthorn’s commitment to the development of junior football in Tasmania.

Here’s what clubs could win

You are invited to submit your short films (maximum length 3 minutes) to a new Hawthorn Junior Footy Short Film Competition. The winning club gets $4,000 to spend on equipment, or whatever your club wants!

The shortlisted films will be screened as part of BOFA 2016’s short film programme – plus EVERY short film entry will be shown at free screenings on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th November at BOFA.

Every club which enters also gets two FREE places at the Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival’s short film master-class in Launceston on Sat 12th November

Even if you don’t win you’ll have a great video that promotes your club and which can be used at club events, fund-raisers and on your website.

The winning club will be publicly recognised at the BOFA Devil Awards screen industry event on Saturday 12th November at 5.30pm at the 2016 BOFA Festival Lounge, Inveresk Precinct, Launceston (next to Aurora Stadium). The winning club will be presented with a hand crafted blown glass BOFA Devil Award.

The Hawthorn Football Club will, at its discretion, showcase the winning and shortlisted films through its social media channels such as Facebook and other 3rd party channels as may be appropriate.

Three ways to make the three minute short film

There are three ways to make your three minute short film:

  1. You may have club members who know how to make a short film
  2. You could make a simple version using free or low cost video apps for Smart Phones. Read more at
  3. OR preferably you could work with one of BOFA’s approved professional film makers who will, for a small fee of $1,500, help you write, shoot and edit your film to professional standards. For more details view the video below. Also see

Click here to read the attached Short Film Planner to help you plan your short film project

How to enter

Entries now closed 2016

The first step is to register your interest in entering a film by completing the attached Expression of Interest form. Scan it and return to

When your film is complete it is simple to submit it online via FilmFestivalLife by clicking the tab below.


Entries open 16th April, 2016 at 5pm AEDST.
Entry is free and entries close at midnight Sunday 11th September, 2016.


To be eligible you must:

  • Be a registered Tasmanian junior football club
  • Create a filmed story (real or made up) about your footy club or the people in it
  • Provide a film that is 3 minutes or less in length
  • Own all the rights to the film and have club management’s permission to enter


The competition will be judged by an industry panel consisting of:

  • A Hawthorn Football Club representative
  • Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival representative
  • An experienced Tasmanian film maker

BOFA will judge entries on:

  • Outstanding storytelling
  • Excellence in film making

Terms and Conditions

There is no fee to enter the Competition. You will pay a small fee to submit the film to FilmFestivalLife (see link above). BOFA will not pay the film-maker for the screening of the short film.

No responsibility will be taken by BOFA for any late, lost, incomplete, incorrectly submitted, delayed, corrupted or misdirected entries, claims or correspondence destruction, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries.

The films ownership and copyright will be retained by the film-makers and they are free to use their own films in any manner they wish. Shared usage rights will be given at no charge to Hawthorn Football Club and they will promote and exploit the films in any manner they choose both online and in any other format or distribution method they choose from the date the films are submitted.

Entry to the competition is not a guarantee that your film will be screened at BOFA 2016, although the intention is to screen all films. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Queries? Contact