You must read the Submission Guidelines before you pay and enter your film through FilmFreeway. If you have any problems with the submission process, please contact the office. Entry fees: $45.00 for adults, $25 for secondary students, $15.00 for primary school students, $65 for feature-length films.
Films made from the 1st December 2021 – 31st January 2024. Films cannot be entered after this date without approval.
Best Film 2024 (Open category)
Best Film By a Female Director (Open category)
Best Feature Film (Victorian)
Best Film West
Best Emerging filmmaker
Best Cultural Diversity
Best Student -Secondary Student or Primary School
Best Acting Performance
Best Film People’s Choice
Best Indigenous Achievement
Best Film International
Awards and prizes 2024
Best Film 2024 (Open category) $1000 prize.
Best Film By a Female Director (Open category) $500
Best Feature Film, a screening at Kindred Studios followed by Q and A. A double pass to the Sun Theatre for winning films,
We are still receiving prizes so check back!
Prizes cannot be redeemed for cash and must be collected from the festival within two weeks of the festival ending or be forfeited. Non cash prizes are only available to Victorian filmmakers and not redeemable for cash.
Films will be judged and the finalist/winners announced on the website prior to the festival starting. The judges are a small group of media and film teachers, and industry professionals experienced in judging and making films. The finalists and winners in each category will listed on the website.
Films will be evaluated for the following: