02 August 2017

Mt Buller is on the hunt for gifted filmmakers and photographers, with entries now open for Mt Buller’s annual ‘Peak Pics’ Photography Competition, and the Mt Buller Short Film Festival. Encouraging talented shooters to submit works that showcase and celebrate mountain adventures and mountain life, both competitions offer those with skills behind the camera an opportunity to share their works with a wide audience and go in the running for great prizes.

Open to photographers of all levels of experience, from enthusiastic amateurs to savvy professionals, Peak Pics consists of five categories comprising People, Landscape, Action, Light and people’s Choice, under the theme “Right Place, Right Time”. The judging committee, headed by renowned Mt Buller photographer Mark Ashkanasy, will select the finalists and winners, to be announced on Saturday, 16 September 2017. The winning entries will be framed, and the collection form part of Mt Buller’s permanent art display.

Winning photo of 2017 ‘An Unexpected View’ by Matt Austin

The biannual Mt Buller Short Film Festival returns in 2017 with filmmakers invited to enter original short films showcasing mountain adventures. Creativity, imagination and exuberance in style, including animation, are encouraged and global travel filming and mountain adventure lifestyles highly regarded. Finalists will be selected by an expert judging panel and shown on the big screen at the 180-seat Mt Buller Cinema during a gala screening on Saturday, 12 August. Entries close on Saturday, 6 August 2017.

2015 Winning entry 'Skiing Kyrgyzstan' by Jock Gunn

Group Manager of Marketing, Gillian Dobson, is looking forward to seeing the diversity and quality of entries for 2017. “Peak Pics and the Mt Buller Short Film Festival are fantastic opportunities for people to show off their visual arts skills and highlight the beauty and excitement of our alpine environment. Over the past few years we have seen incredible talent across both competitions, so we’re really excited to see what 2017 holds.”

For information on the Peak Pics photo competition and Mt Buller Short Film Festival including the event brief, rules, entry details are more, visit

Media contact:

Katie Bowker

Marketing and Communications Manager

Mt Buller Mt Stirling Resort Management

T: 03 5777 6077

M: 0428 339 715




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