The Australian Government, on recommendation of the Festivals Australia Committee, has just approved funding of $16,390 for the "H2O 360 degree" Short Films event at the Scotland Island Festival.

With this funding, a unique outdoor film event can now be staged on
Saturday 4th November in Catherine Park on Scotland Island in Pittwater, screening short films from island and remote communities throughout Australia.


The Honourable Senator Rod Kemp, Federal Minister for Arts and Sport will open the film festival and Australian actor John Jarrett will be the master of ceremonies.


The grant also funds the post production of films made by children living on Scotland Island with Australian feature film editor Tim Wellburn at Island Films in Sydney.

Application forms and enquiries regarding the event and entry criteria is available at

"The Australian Government is proud to be associated with H2O 360 degree film festival,” Senator Kemp says. “This event was made possible by Festivals Australia, an Australian Government program which supports cultural activity at regional and community festivals.”


Through this program, festivals across Australia are able to present quality cultural events, providing greater access for more Australians to a wider range of cultural activity.

For more information and media comment contact

H20 360 degrees co-ordinator Claire Atkins on 99794709.