Submissions now open for Noosa International Film Festival

Australia’s newest film fest, the Noosa International Film Festival, is now open for short film submissions.

Submissions are being accepted exclusively via with official selections being screened publicly at various cinema venues. Submission guidelines are available at

NIFF is staging three short film competitions with an early bird deadline of 3 May, regular deadline 7 June and extended deadline 5 July.

The NIFF Open short film category is open to anyone of any genre and encourages filmmakers from around the world to enter.

Ecoflicks Open and Youth categories will showcase environmentally-themed short films that celebrate the importance of living in a biosphere and caring for the environment. A two-day filmmaking workshop to support participants entering the Ecoflicks competition is also planned for April at the Central Queensland University in Noosaville.

Noosa International Film Festival will run from 3-6 November 2016 and is being billed as a celebration of great films, and the art of making them.

Curated under the banner “Where Entertainment Engages with Learning”, the Festival will provide a forum for films of all genres – from the entertaining to the educational, from the light-hearted to the amusing.

Among the highlights of the Festival in addition to the short film competitions, will be a series of cinematic events including workshops, masterclasses and Q&A forums offering a unique opportunity for would-be filmmakers to learn about, and become involved in, the craft of making films.

The Festival program will be brought together from the four corners of the globe by a panel of cinema experts and presented to an Australia-wide audience of discerning film-lovers at select venues throughout the world-renowned destination of Noosa.

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