The ninth annual Setting Sun Film Festival

The ninth annual Setting Sun Film Festival

Setting Sun Film Festival

The Eighth Annual Setting Sun Film Festival

The 8th Annual Setting Sun Film Festival

The Setting Sun Film Festival is the largest and premier short film festival in Melbourne’s west, attracting talented, quality filmmakers from Australia and beyond. We’re proud of our record of showing  award winning filmmakers in sold out sessions.

For our 2021 we’re looking for shorts up to 40 minutes long in all genres and features at least 60 minutes long.

In 2020, we screened over 120 films from all around the world, online, and in the Sun Theatre. We showcased a great range of films in a wide range of genres that included special screenings featuring the premiere of a feature film, a female filmmakers’ program and secondary school student programs.

As we recover from Covid, we hope our 2021 festival promises to be even bigger We’re looking for films that tell a great story, amuse, entertain, inform and wow to showcase over five days. Filmmakers have the chance to win some great prizes including $1000 for Best Film 2021 overall and see their film screen in the glorious art deco Sun Theatre Yarraville.

 Award categories here.  

Anyone can enter. All genres welcome. Your short film must be no more than 40 minutes long and made between 1st December 2017 – 31st January 2021.