Sydney Film Festival submissions now open

Entries are now open for the 63rd Sydney Film Festival for features, documentaries and short films (under 40 minutes). Submissions for the Festival are being accepted through Film Festival Life and will close on Friday February 26, 2016.

Entries are open in all categories of the Festival program, including:
• The Documentary Australia Foundation (DAF) Award for Australian Documentary (cash prize $15,000).
• The Dendy Awards for Australian Short Films Live Action Award and Best Director (the Rouben Mamoulian Award) – both winners receive cash prizes of $5000 sponsored by Dendy Cinemas, who have supported the Awards for 27 years. The winner of the Live Action Award is eligible for Academy Award consideration.
• The Yoram Gross Animation Award, named in memory of the Australian animation producer and director Yoram Gross, provides a $5000 cash prize to the best Australian animated short film. Winners are Academy Award-eligible.
• The Event Cinemas Australian Short Screenplay Award (cash prize $5,000).

Both the Dendy Awards for Australian Short films and the DAF Australian Documentary Competition are open exclusively to Australian films. A small fee applies, before entering read the submission requirements closely to ensure that all entries meet premiere status and broader eligibility requirements.

Visit www.sff.org.au for more details.

One thought on “Sydney Film Festival submissions now open

  1. Great post urging people to submit their films and get involved in the industry! We here at Backing the Battler love to focus on the Australian film industry, so it’s wonderful to see renewed interested in creating local content. The Sydney Film Festival encourages and supports Australian filmmaking through the Documentary Australia Foundation Award for Best Australian Documentary and the Dendy Awards for Australian Short Films.
    Plus it will be great to see the travelling festival roll around the regional parts of Australia next year, as this gives audiences in non-metropolitan areas of the country a chance to really support Australian film and the industry itself!
    This article over on Backing the Battler talks about the fact that 2015 has been a record breaking year for Australian film, and here’s hoping things continue this way! https://backingthebattler.wordpress.com/2015/10/20/australian-films-defying-expectations/

    C.C.

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