A record number of entries have been submitted in the sixth annual Film and Music Entertainment (FAME) Awards, including the first ever 360 degree videos.
At least 18 entries have been submitted this year into the award’s categories: short film, music video and under 15s.
This is up from about 12 entries the previous year and also includes the first two 360-degree videos.
Port Lincoln City Band president and event organiser Valerie Staunton said some entries had to be turned down because they did not meet the criteria but there was still a record number.
Ms Staunton said it was exciting for the FAME Awards to possibly be the first event in Australia to showcase 360-degree videos to a large audience at one time.
“We are excited to see the cutting edge technology being embraced in Port Lincoln and even more excited, and a little nervous, to be able to present it at the awards night.
“We will be able to present the videos using special goggles and the audience’s own smart phones.
“Everyone can experience the videos in their own special way at the same time, it is sure to be an experience never to be forgotten.”
Paul Rohan of On Eyre Media has entered a video that he filmed at the old Poonindie Mission.
Mr Rohan said he had filmed previously with 360 degree, which provided a “unique visual experience."
“People can watch the environment build up around them,” he said.
However eight-year-old entrant Oliyena Thomas has proved uniqueness can come from a simple idea.
Oliyena said her entry, titled Neverending Playground Trail, was filmed on her mother’s phone on a walk to the Coffin Bay playground.
Entries will be judged this week with finalists to be shown at the FAME Awards event at the Nautilus Theatre on July 28 from 7pm.
Winners for each category will be announced as well as the winner of the Raine and Horne People’s Choice Award.
Entertainment will also be supplied by groups including Passionis Productions and the Men’s Probus Choir.
Tickets will be pre-sold only from satickets.com.au or by visiting Ms Staunton at Raine and Horne or calling Anne Staunton on 0427 006 921.