Port Lincoln's FAME Awards adds incentive award

Entries are still open for the 8th annual FAME Awards on July 26 at the Nautilus Theatre and all entries are eligible for a new award aimed to foster film making talent.

Mark Thomas from Missing Link Media and Paul Rohan from OnEyre are sponsoring the 'Industry Incentive Award' with a $200 prize to an entrant who shows real film making potential.

Mr Thomas said it would be good to offer incentive for film makers in the community who may not get over the line but show promise.

"We thought it would be a nice gesture and a nice prize to help encourage someone to go on with movie making," he said.

On top of this award there is City of Port Lincoln's Best Original Short Film Award of $500, Port Lincoln City Band's Best Original Music Video Award of $500, the Magic 899 Best Original Under 15 Award of $250 and the Raine and Horne People's Choice Award of $250.

All entries will be prejudged and the selected finalists will be shown on the big screen at the Nautilus Theatre on July 26 from 7pm.

The audience will have the chance to vote for their favourite film for the People's Choice Award.

Port Lincoln City Band put on the event each year with this year's event having a 'Jazz and Pizzazz' theme.

As part of the theme people are encouraged to dress in their finest 1920s outfit with prizes provided for best dressed on the red carpet provided by Port Lincoln Carpets and Flooring Direct.

Tickets are now on sale at the Nautilus Arts Centre with the ticket price including supper and a free glass of champagne on entry for those aged 18 and over.

Talent on show will include Port Lincoln City Band, Passionis Productions and MTC dance as well as solos from local school students, Andy Seymour, Helen Marks and the City Band's resident trombonist Bill Polain.

Port Lincoln City Band president Valerie Staunton said the FAME Awards had fast become a fixture on the Port Lincoln events calendar and had seen astounding growth.

"There is no other event like this which combines performing arts of all forms together with the community and schools," she said.

"This year's awards night is going to be a great party with some incredible talent on show."

Entries remain open until July 1, for information or an entry form visit www.portlincolncityband.org