Connect5

Get your Connect5 entries in now

Connect5 is inviting filmmakers of all levels to create a short film, get your talent recognised on an international stage, and be in the running to win $30,000 USD.

The brief is simple: create a film about this year's theme "Connecting Lives" that's no longer than 5 minutes and uses these specs.

That's it - the rest is up to you.

Submission dates: 24 July to 1 October, 2017
Judging takes place: 2 - 6 October, 2017

Competition prizes

There are two prize levels you'll be vying for:

Level 1 - Australian competition

Our judges will review the entries and award each of the two Australian Connect5 winners:


  • $10,000 AUD each
  • A trip for two to Singapore for November's regional finals

Level 2 - Regional finals in Singapore

In the regional finals, our two Australian Connect5 winners will be sent to Singapore to compete against winners from four other countries for their chance to win:

  • Grand prize of $30,000 USD
  • Runner up prize of $15,000 USD

Australia's winning Connect5 entries will also get the chance to be seen by the millions of people worldwide who are connected to one of our Optus or Singtel Group networks. With an audience this massive, there's never been a better time to flex those creative muscles.

Australian competition Terms and Conditions.
Regional competition Terms and Conditions.
For more info on the regional competition, head here.