About Setting Sun Short Film Festival

The Setting Sun Film Festival is the premier film festival in Melbourne’s West. We have grown over the past five years from a community festival to one with a national and international reputation attracting entries from around the world. We’re a five day festival that includes a competition for the best short films under 15 minutes. We also screen feature length films. Our 2018 festival screened nine sold out programs, and 80 films. Our categories are Open to all and cover animation, documentary, short feature, comedy, acting, directing, screenwriting, tertiary, secondary and more. We have a female only program sponsored by the award winning film producer Sue Maslin. We at the prestigious art deco Sun Theatre Yarraville. Loads of cash and prizes to give away. Secondary students, Victoria University Students must enter through the website. Look for the submit film section. settingsun.com.au

Our  categories are open to everyone. The Setting Sun Award categories are:

  • Best Short Film Overall 
  • Best Film Feature Length (narrative or documentary)
  • Best Short Film West 
  • Best Short Film Cultural Diversity 
  • People‚Äôs Choice
  • The Rouge Program (female only)
  • Best Documentary 
  • Best Comedy
  • Best Animation
  • Best Episode from a Web Series
  • Best Director
  • Best Screenplay
  • Best Acting Performance Overall
  • Best Short Film Secondary  
  • Best Short Film by a Tertiary Student

The best films submitted will form the basis of the festival. They will screen at The Sun Theatre over a period of five days, 26-30 April 2018.  The festival has been created by Anna Bourozikas from Poppy Kat Media. 


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