The Setting Sun Film Festival

The Setting Sun Film Festival

The Setting Sun Film Festival

Setting Sun Film Festival


Eleventh Annual Setting Sun International Film Festival 2024

Eleventh Annual Setting Sun Film Festival 9-17 May 2024

Welcome to the Setting Sun International Film Festival. We are the premiere and largest film festival in Melbourne’s Western suburbs. We were the first Australian festival dedicated to promoting onscreen cultural diversity, and the first festival in Australia to showcase a female filmmaker program.

Our 2023 festival screened, over 19 days, the best shorts from around Australia, a fantastic selection of international films, dedicated Greek and French language programs, Access cinema and more. 

In 2024, we look forward to offering another great festival. Read more here.


Short films

Learn about our short film section.

The Rouge

Female filmmaker program and Q and A hosted by WIFT (Vic) 

Feature length

Learn about our feature film section.

The Youth program

For primary and secondary school kids.


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