There’s A New Short Film Competition Open To Creative Mobile Phone Users

LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION! Are you a budding film director? Do you want to step into an exciting role as an actor/actress? Are you a bit of a savvy individual when it comes to your smartphone? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we have an exciting opportunity for you! Optus and Samuel Johnson OAM have decided to team up together to launch a brand new short film competition called "Connect5". Keen to read the details and see what you need to do? It's simple: Just click on the photo above to find out.

If you’ve always got your phone within reaching distance, chances are you know a thing or two about what your smartphone can do. Want another reason to love your phone (and the things it could possibly do for you)?

Aussie actor Samuel Johnson OAM has teamed up with Optus to launch a brand new short film competition, “Connect5”.

Connect5 is a national, 5-minute video competition that gives creative Australians the chance to get their content seen by millions. It offers a platform for everyday mobile users to capture what this year’s theme, ‘Connecting Lives’, means to them and spread a powerful message through video.

Sam and Optus are now on the hunt for aspiring content creators and filmmakers looking for their next adventure to upload their short films to

What Do I Have To Do?
Shoot, upload and submit a 5-minute film that focuses on the theme of ‘Connecting Lives’
What’s In It For Me?
Two Australian winners will win A$5,000 and be automatically entered in the regional finals to be held in Bangkok.
The winner of the regional finals will take home US$30,000 and get their short film viewed by millions of people across the region.