Live Music & Events

I Love Live Music 60 Second Competition

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The competition was launched by the Live Music Office  in conjunction with AMIN and the internationally accredited St Kilda Film Festival, presented by City of Port Phillip, to present, through the medium of a short film, a national awareness campaign about the importance of contemporary live music to the lives of everyday Australians.

Created to build awareness of the importance of live music to everyday life, the competition calls on filmmakers, musicians and lovers of Australian film and music to submit an entry.

Filmmakers from across Australia were invited to collaborate with local hometown musicians to make a 60 second film in any genre and any style that addresses at least one of the following themes:

  • Imagine life without live Australian music
  • What I love about live Australian music
  • What live Australian music means to me

In 2016 the winning entry was “Live from Kingsbury Bowls” by filmmaker Sara Braithwaite with her film featuring the story of live music coming to a community bowls club. The film features a music performance by Liz Stringer. The winning entry was announced at SoundKILDA,  with over ,000 worth of prizes to be awarded at a national level.

We would like to thank the competitions sponsors  NXTGIG app, APRA AMCOS, Allans Billy Hyde, Sensaphonics Australia, Palace Cinemas, Travel Beyond Group and SAE Institute Australia.

The winning film can be enjoyed below:


The further nine films which made up the top ten can be viewed below: