Cut to the Beat Competition Finalists

Band members of Jinja Safari

The Jinja Safari crew on the road

To celebrate Spectacle we teamed up with triple j and rage to give emerging directors under 30 the chance to make a music video for Jinja Safari’s ‘Mombassa on the Line’.

From over 100 entries, the judges have now selected the ten finalists in the running to have their video played in Spectacle, as well as winning a trip to LA where the clip will be included in one of Flux’s quarterly screenings at the Hammer Museum, UCLA.

Check out the finalists below. Which video do you think should win?

John Martin
A whale joins a community of anthropomorphic animals in Norway but has trouble adjusting to life above water.

Jaden Dickey
A group of animals gather pieces of nature for their ritual.  

Rosie Koko and Kirsten Hoffman
A stop motion movie in which a young girl is spirited away by a flock of paper cranes on a journey to fantastic places.

Karina Castan
A stop motion drawing animation which tells the story of some African animals who go on an adventure through fields of colour. They encounter the members of Jinja Safari singing the chorus to ‘Mombassa on the line’ and the markings on the animals skin transforms in unexpected ways.  

Karleen Groupierre and Maxime Causeret
Oniric journey through two worlds, Mombassa lands in Australia.

Anita Lee and Ashley Bell

An elderly man struggles to reconnect with his art making.

Morgan Elizabeth Lawrence
It’s an animation in which a bunch of weird patterny stuff happens, interspersed with this little green person hanging out with this little blue person (they hug and dance and freefall and parachute and then kiss).

Chase Burns

A collage of moments of a mythical creature who transforms anything and everything into a mirror image of itself. 

Daniel Markworth

Two teenagers stand in line at a pawn shop to sell their last belongings. One of the teenagers soon becomes aware of his situation and his possible future. Will he stay amongst the crowd or move solo in a new direction?

Claire Kopietz
Sometimes we forget how much we have and how little others do. My stop motion animation subtly reflects how people can survive with colour, song and dance in their lives even if they have endured disease – such as leprosy.

Congratulations to all the finalists for their truly astounding entries!

The winner of the ‘Cut to the Beat’ competition will be announced on Thursday 13 February 2014. You can discover more about the competition on the triple j website.

Spectacle: The Music Video Exhibition is a historic collection of clips, recreated sets, props and costumes that spans the history of music videos. Open from Thursday 26 September – Sunday 23 February.

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35 Responses to “Cut to the Beat Competition Finalists”

  1. Dugald 22. Jan, 2014 at 4:23 pm #

    Jaden Dickey

  2. Miranda laudenback 22. Jan, 2014 at 4:26 pm #

    Jaden Dickey’s video is by far the best!!!!!!

  3. Dana Roskvist 22. Jan, 2014 at 4:30 pm #

    Jaden Dickey for the win!

  4. Tayla 22. Jan, 2014 at 4:47 pm #

    Jaden Dickey
    A group of animals gather pieces of nature for their ritual.

    THIS ONE!!! hands down.

    Has Jinja Safari’ written all over it!

  5. Jackson Winter 22. Jan, 2014 at 6:29 pm #

    I loved Jaden Dickeys video the best, looks like an official film clip!

  6. Toni Hoffman 22. Jan, 2014 at 6:46 pm #

    Kisten Hoffmans and Rosie Kokos is by far the best ! Proud Aunty says so !

  7. Stella rose 22. Jan, 2014 at 7:18 pm #

    Jaden dickey!

  8. maggie roskvist 22. Jan, 2014 at 7:19 pm #

    my vote goes to Jaden Dickey. luv the vidy and the story :-)

  9. Mark 22. Jan, 2014 at 8:40 pm #

    I see some of these and I say nice effort but really? I have seen other submissions with more creativity and visual flair than any of these where the video actually has momentum in the story telling. Even if I still was not chosen and the other videos I saw, which I was SURE would be in the top 10, were chosen I would not be making a big deal. But this selection is just outrageous, check the playlist for the top 10 finalist on triplejtv on youtube, its been up 32 minutes and it already has 5 dislikes to 1 like.

    All I want to ask is why, why were people with no eye for creativity chosen for the judging panel. Is it to purposely hinder Australia’s’ future in the media entertainment industry? Because damn they are doing a good job in maintaining the status quo.

    I really feel for the actual great submissions posted by many of the other talented film makers. Amy Ordman, Scruffhouse Media, Esther Rosenberg and Pia Mahalia Duane to name a few. I can tell they actually put a lot of time, thought and love into there creations, I know how much a kick in the gut these results are (I’m Destruction of Cats). Not saying that the chosen 10 are rubbish but the truth is they are just not on the same level.

    I want to remind triple j, ACMI, rage and Jinja Safari that this was a serious competition and the judging process should have been taken more seriously.

    That said I am no longer a fan of this band and these companies, I feel very let down.

    Rant Over.

  10. Miranda laudenback 23. Jan, 2014 at 8:58 am #

    Jaden Dickey’s video is my pick!!

  11. josh 23. Jan, 2014 at 12:40 pm #

    Jaden dickey for sure!!! Its perfect for jinja safari!

  12. Kieran Tunbridge 23. Jan, 2014 at 5:50 pm #

    Jade dickey’s submission is sick! Jaden For the win!

  13. Claire Kopietz 23. Jan, 2014 at 7:59 pm #

    Hello! I’m Claire – you can embed my Video now, I’m sorry I didn’t realise I’d unchecked that box!! Cheers, CK

  14. ACMI 24. Jan, 2014 at 9:39 am #

    Hi Claire,

    No problem! We’ve gone ahead and embedded your entry.


  15. Angie McKay 28. Jan, 2014 at 6:47 pm #

    Jaden Dickys most definatly!!! perfect for ninja safari

  16. Julian Wood 30. Jan, 2014 at 1:41 pm #

    Jaden Dickey. Awesome clip!

  17. Matt palmer 30. Jan, 2014 at 1:54 pm #

    Jaden Dickey

  18. Alex Hardy 30. Jan, 2014 at 2:24 pm #

    Jaden Dickey

  19. Corine Roesner 30. Jan, 2014 at 2:30 pm #

    Jaden Dickey’s clip is so creative and incredible, he should definitely win!

  20. Elle 30. Jan, 2014 at 2:30 pm #


  21. Clinton Jackson 30. Jan, 2014 at 2:31 pm #

    Jaden Dickey

  22. josh 30. Jan, 2014 at 3:30 pm #

    Jaden dickey!!

  23. Andi 30. Jan, 2014 at 3:35 pm #

    Jaden Dickey! That click is rad…

  24. Melissa F 30. Jan, 2014 at 3:48 pm #

    Jaden Dickey. I hit the replay button straight away!

  25. trish sorahan 30. Jan, 2014 at 3:58 pm #

    Jaden Dickey,well filmed,has my vote

  26. trish sorahan 30. Jan, 2014 at 3:59 pm #

    Jaden Dickey

  27. Shane Clair 30. Jan, 2014 at 4:57 pm #

    Jaden dicky for sure!!!

  28. Shane Clair 30. Jan, 2014 at 4:59 pm #

    Jaden dicky’s clip is my pic..

  29. Matt Dowling 30. Jan, 2014 at 5:31 pm #

    Jaden Dickey without a doubt!

  30. Eleanor Grimshaw 30. Jan, 2014 at 6:20 pm #

    Jaden Dickey !

  31. Kady Moore 31. Jan, 2014 at 10:01 am #

    Jaden Dickey

  32. Pauly D 31. Jan, 2014 at 11:51 am #

    Jaden Dickey – looks great, good shots, look and feel and story really suits the band and song

  33. dougal shaw 31. Jan, 2014 at 8:33 pm #

    I’m diggin’ Jaden Dickey’s one. Goes well with the tune.

  34. ACMI 03. Feb, 2014 at 3:25 pm #

    Just so all are aware, the winner of the Cut to the Beat competition will be chosen by a judging panel consisting of members from triple j, rage and ACMI, as well as established Australian music video directors and Jinja Safari.

  35. Michael 07. Feb, 2014 at 11:36 pm #

    Anita and Ashley’s fo sho!

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