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Goatfest 2020
1:47:01 PM
Goatfest 2020. Saturday 11th April.

The callout for film entries has begun!

Only 2 months away so time to drag out the equipment or phone camera and get filming.

The Goatfest Climbing Film Festival has always been the opportunity for those who have never filmed in their life to give it a go. Got a phone - you're equipment ready! Do it! This is the year. It's your year.
We are also happy to receive films that come from those who have mastered the phone and well and truly beyond.

This year also sees the return of........Goatathlon. Back by popular demand.
Think triathlon...kinda....sort of... More on that soon.

We have created a Goatfest Facebook page to provide info over the next couple of months and inspire you all with previous Goatfest films both professional and amateur. There are already a few up.
So give it a like and share thanks folks.

Want more info? Drop us a line at
9:33:25 AM
More prompting for Callout for Entries


Want to be part of the action?
Got a climbing film you need an audience for? Or a good idea for one?

Prizes for best films: Sponsored by Arapiles Mountain Shop. Huge thanks!
Jury Choice - $200 Arapiles Mountain Shop Voucher
Audience Choice - $200 Arapiles Mountain Shop Voucher
Best Film by Kids Chalk bag, belt and chalk
Highly sought after trophies
Free Entry for Goatfest filmmakers

Film submission guidelines:

Amateur or Professional.
Climbing (or related) themed is essential. You know, rocks, rocks & rope, climbers, gear. There is some flexibility with content.
Short film - 15 min or less. Short is great!
Drop us a line if you have a film or an idea and youre not sure. Check out some of the previous years submissions on our Goatfest Facebook page.

Film Delivery:
Preference is to upload film and send us the link via Facebook messenger

Other options -
Mail film on USB or CD to: P.O. Box 96, Natimuk 3409
If in Nati with a USB message us via FB messenger to organize drop off
Email a File Download link to
Message a File Download link to our Goatfest Facebook Messenger

Deadline: Wednesday 8th April.

Right that says it all I think.

Start creating or finishing that idea!

8:23:07 AM
Goatfest Film Festival POSTPONED

Climbers and risk. It's something that goes hand in hand. Assessing gear, routes, abilities and weighing it all up.

Weve been doing the same at Goatfest headquarters. Weve been assessing the current situation with the virus out there and we are making the call that at this point in time, its important that we minimise the risk of impact to the Natimuk community and beyond.

Goatfest Climbing Film Festival will be postponed until a later date. We have some great films submitted and look forward to showing them at a more suitable time. If you want to be inspired just head to our Goatfest Facebook page and check out many of the previous submissions.

An upside to this is that you have more time to brainstorm and create a film :-)
Mr Poopypants
7:51:25 PM
Good call mate.
Good luck with it. One of the things I want to get to. Hopefully soon.
12:59:35 PM
This is very much the right thing to do, if a sad decision.

I went to an Easter Goatfest a few years back - really well done stuff - great atmosphere - plus catching up with a lot of folks. But, in that hall, if there is 1 CV attendee that person will likely infect quite a few 20 others.
1:31:31 PM
First time for everything.

Goatfest 2020 is back and it's going Virtual.

All the usual goodness and the mix of amateur and professional films. And we've got some more submissions from the young ones this year.

And prizes from our new sponsor Climbing Anchors.

Tickets for the event are now online through Eventbrite -
or (just go to Evenbrite and punch Goatfest into the search)


The festival is a much loved event on the climbing community calendar. It is an opportunity for climbers to create and view films and to enjoy the global camaraderie that is part of being a member of this great community. Run entirely by volunteers, Goatfest opens with an offering of a hearty meal, includes the film contest replete with prizes and the coveted Golden Goat award. Alongside a selection of both professional and amateur films, there is often a feature event which may be a film, a talk or presentation. Errrr....


This year you will need to supply your own hearty meal in your own home as we take Goatfest online! It wasnt in our plans but hey, were gonna embrace it and we think its a great opportunity to add another bow to the Goatfest event. We're not promising the slickness of Banff, but it will be entertaining.

We think its important to keep the festival going and provide some celebration in the community around climbing and the arts. Previously a fundraiser in its live form, were taking a bit of a back seat in the fundraising department this year. Ticket sales are by donation. Anything you donate is appreciated and will help us cover some costs taking the festival online. The main focus though is to keep the festival going.

Well be running it via a mix of Zoom for interactive content and voting and watching the films via Vimeo. After ticket registration, you will be sent zoom links and vimeo passwords closer to the time. Bear with us while we continue to add more information to the platforms.


Want to be part of the action?
Got a climbing film you need an audience for?
Or a good idea for one? Goatfest Online will accept submissions up till Friday 9th Oct at 12pm

Prizes for best films:
2 X $200 Vouchers - Jury Choice and Audience Choice
Kids Award p $50 voucher
Prize sponsorship by Climbing Anchors

Amateur or Professional
Short films 15min or less
Climbing (or related) theme
MP4 file dropbox link or provide online link by Fri 9th Oct 12pm
Festival links sent to all Goatfest filmmakers

Info on the following links. If you want to see some of the previous years of Goatfest submissions, head to our Facebook page. Give us a like!

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