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The Seventh Annual Setting Sun Film Festival
The Setting Sun Film Festival is the largest and premier 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. We’re looking for shorts up to 20 minutes long and features at least 60 minutes long. Films need to have been made between 1st December 2017 – 31st January 2020.
Our 2020 festival promises to be even bigger. We’re looking for great films to showcase over seven days. Filmmakers have the chance to win some great prizes including $1000 for Best Film and the chance to see their film screen in the glorious art deco Sun Theatre Yarraville or Kindred Studios.
We’re thrilled to be offering the super popular Film Art Media Award For Best Film By A Female Director, sponsored by prestigious film producer, Sue Maslin, for the fifth year. She donates $1000 to the winner she selects. Entry into the female filmmakers’ Rouge program, from where the winner is selected, is competitive. This important program and award has seen female filmmaker participation rates in the festival grow from nine per cent to 35 per cent. Entries come from around the world. We received 53 films by female filmmakers in 2019 and in 2018 female filmmakers won nine films out of the 13 Open Categories.
Our free youth program, The Rising Sun is open to secondary schools and students.