The 6th Annual Setting Sun Film Festival 2019

The 6th 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. 

In 2018, we screened 80 films, in nine programs over five days. 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.

Our 2019 festival promises to be our biggest yet. 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 2019 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 15 minutes long and made between 1st December -31st January 2019.

  • To win our popular Film Art Media Award For Best Film By A Female Director, and $1000 donated by Women in Film and TV Patron Sue Maslin, a film needs only a female director to be eligible. 
  • We are looking for another feature (s) to screen, narrative or documentary. One lucky filmmaker will have the chance to see their film screened at the Sun Theatre and participate in a Q and A with the audience afterwards. Details here.
  • We received a lot of web episodes last year so we decided to give one episode from a series it’s own Award
  • Best Indigenous Achievement in Film Award, for a film that is made by an Indigenous filmmaker, and/or features  an Indigenous cast in leading roles or covers Indigenous issues. 

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