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Melbourne International Film Festival

Is there possibly a way of alerting RMIT’s aspiring filmmaker students to let them know that submissions of short films/documentaries/feature films for 2013 MIFF will be opening on Monday 29 October?

We would love to encourage young Melbourne filmmakers to submit their films for consideration to be a part of the official selection for MIFF 2013.
I can send you a short blurb and links to the MIFF website submissions page. Is there an internal message board or something like that?
Hope you can help, and look forward to hearing from you.
Kind regards,

Human Rights Film Festival

Surfers Paradise Festival

Surfers Paradise Festival is proud to announce the addition of the Shorts in Paradise Film Festival (SIPfest) to the 2012 festival program.

Set in the heart of Queensland’s Surfers Paradise, SIPFEST encourages filmmakers from around Australia to submit their short films to the festival judges, who are looking for cinematic masterpieces under 10 minutes in length.

SIPfest is open to all genres – everything from documentary to animation – and will play to a broad audience so we want films that would earn nothing higher than an M rating.Live judging will take place at the outdoor screening in Surfers Paradise on Saturday July 7, SIPFest will be the closing event of a day long street party in Surfers Paradise, with the night to feature live music, food stalls and market shops in addition to the program of shorts films.

Finalist filmmakers have the chance to not only have their film play to a large outdoor audience, but will also be in the running for prizes awarded in the categories of Best Film, Runner-Up, Directing, Cinematography, Editing and Audience Choice. The SIPfest prize pool comprises cash and industry prizes, including a Best Film package of $2,500 and industry sponsorship awards.

Entry is free and the final date for submissions is Friday June 1, 2012. For more information and to download an entry form, go to

Call for submissions to the 9th Harmony International Short Film Festival.

2012 Theme: Equality

Format: HQ video file & DVD

Time limit: 2 – 10 minutes

Entries close: Friday September 28th

Sydney screening: November 2012

For more info and how to enter visit

takecare {out} there Short Film Competition

takecare {out} there Short Film Competition Gathering Steam in the lead-up to Melbourne Fringe Gala Screening
The ALSO Foundation, the peak body for GLBTIQ affairs, invites emerging filmmakers across ALL levels to submit entries for the inaugural Take Care {out} There Short Film Competition.  Films must address or include sexual health and relationship issues to be in with a chance of winning $4500 of prizes and be judged by award-winning directors Tony Ayres and Ana Kokkinos.

Take Care {out} There is modelled on Make A Film, Make A Difference, TAC’s short film competition based around road safety.  The contest is open to anyone with a completed or in-production work that addresses sexual health or relationship issues around sexual health.

1st Prize: $2500 Cash, $1000 of Film Equipment Hire from Open Channel
2nd Prize: $500 Cash, $500 of Film Equipment Hire from Open Channel

The ALSO foundation is looking for films between 30 seconds and 15 minutes.  Be it a shaky, handheld iPhone or a fully produced short film, the emphasis is on the creative delivery of a message.

Creative individuals, community groups and student filmmakers are invited to submit their films to be in with a chance of having their films screened across a range of festivals and a gala screening to be held at Treasury Theatre on Tuesday 4 October as a special event of the Melbourne Fringe Festival.

The deadline for submission has been extended to Friday 16 September and entry forms can be downloaded from or direct from the ALSO Foundation L8 – 225 Bourke St, Melbourne or calling 9660 3900

Filmmaker enquiries to: or call 9660 3905
Event enquiries to: or call 9660 3900

Show Me Shorts Film Festival

Australian filmmakers still have time to submit a short film for the 2011 Show Me Shorts Film Festival and be part of a selection of the very best short films from around the world, screening throughout cinemas in New Zealand this November.

After five years as New Zealand’s leading film festival, Show Me Shorts is going global this year with the addition of a new, out of competition international category. For the first time, entries are open to short films from outside of New Zealand and Australia. The best of the international entrants will join the selection of Australasian shorts in screenings nationwide from 3 November. Don’t miss out on your chance to be involved! .

The deadline for submitting your film for the sixth annual Show Me Shorts Film Festival has been extended by one week to 11 July.  See the website for full guidelines and details about how to enter your film:

Young Korean Filmmakers in Australia Competition

This year, the Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA) is back on the agenda and is even expanding its reach to Melbourne thanks to the Korean Cultural Office (KCO). We will celebrate the *Australia-Korea Year of Friendship 2011* with the best in Korean cinema and are after the best short films from *Korean Australian’s* to complement this. KOFFIA will take place at Dendy Opera Quays Cinema in Sydney from August 24 to 29, before heading down to The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Federation Square, Melbourne from September 10 to 13, 2011. We hope to offer students to see their own little masterpiece on the big screen!

1. To participate in the competition for the screening and prizes of Young Korean Filmmakers In Australia (YKFA), supported by Metro Screen<>, an applicant must complete and submit an application form by July 31st, 2011. Any short film that has a *key production staff with a Korean background *may enter. Details and application form can be found here<>

The Canberra Short Film Festival

The 16th annual Canberra Short Film Festival is one of Australia’s premier film competitions and the meeting place for our hottest short filmmakers. 2 years ago, one of our Official Selection, Miracle Fish ,has netted several international awards and an Academy Award nomination.
This year’s Festival will run at Dendy Cinemas over three glittering nights during Floriade from Friday 16th September through Sunday 18th September. Cash prizes (up to $1,500) will be awarded in four categories –National Schools, Grass – Roots, Emerging and Practising. There is also a People’s Choice award in each category.

3. Emerging Competition
This category is intended to showcase the works of emerging film-makers – primarily film-makers with more than 4 years experience but who have not yet made the industry their main profession. The prize of $1500 cash is given to the Producer of the Best Film (Emerging Competition)

• Director or Producer have more than 4 years experience in the production industry (including related tertiary studies)
• Director and Producer have not drawn a significant part of their wage from the production industry during the previous 12 months

CALL FOR ENTRIES runs from 1 April to 25th June 2011.
Early bird deadline is 20th April 2011!

Enter on
See also our very brand new, funky website on

Put yourself in the picture – enter the 2011 ATOM Awards!


Entries Close Monday 13 June.

Time is running out… the entries for the 2011 ATOM Awards Close on Monday 13 June. So, don’t delay. Get your entry in now, after all – you’ve got to be in it to win it!

Any student or professional who has completed a media production in the past 12 months is encouraged to enter.

Entries for the 2011 ATOM Awards will close at 5pm (AEST) on Monday 13 June, 2011.

Awards will be presented to the most outstanding entrants at the 2011 ATOM Awards Night, held at the Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank Melbourne on Friday 21 October, 2011.

For more information or to enter the 2011 ATOM Awards please visit


Best Tertiary Short Fiction
Best Tertiary Animation
Best Tertiary Documentary
Best Tertiary Multimedia/Games
Best Tertiary Experimental
Best Tertiary Instructional/Corporate Documentary

Environmental Film Festival Call for Submissions!

biodiversity : coasts : forests : water : soil : atmosphere : population energy : transport : waste : consumption choices : climate change : natural resource management : natural disasters : urban sustainability : resilience/vulnerability : adaptation : human health : behaviour change : science communication : citizen science


EFFM is looking for films highlighting the impacts of society on the above,

or impacts of the above on society. Go to for full details.

8th Harmony International Short Film Festival

HIFF 2011- Call for Films

8thHarmony International Short Film Festival Sydney,Australia

Harmony International Film Festival is accepting films for its EIGHTH annual festival to be held in Sydney Australia on Saturday December 3rd 2011. It’ll be followed by screenings in other cities inAustraliaand overseas. The festival’s theme “friendship” which was announced late last year, aims to explore the notion of relationship and association in contemporary society. Submissions of all genres are now being accepted for jury selection.

Duration: 2 to 10 minutes
Format: DVD or video file
Submission deadline: Friday 28th October 2011
Screening: December 3rd 2011
For further information and all conditions of entry

Intellectual Property Video Competition

Hi Paul, I thought I would send you a quick email to see how you and your students were going with the Hard Sell video competition, and to pass on some inspiration and hints and tips for your students. Mick in the Marketing team has had a go at creating his own video commercial to prove that you don’t need a lot of money, equipment or time to shoot an effective 60 second commercial about Intellectual Property (IP). Mick shot his video in a weekend using only a digital camera and a tripod. His mates did the acting and his dad did the voice over. To view Mick’s video and his hints and tips on creating a quality video, check out the Hard Sell webpage.

MIFF Short Awards

2011 marks the 60th anniversary of Melbourne’s premiere film event, the Melbourne International Film Festival. To celebrate we’re inviting all filmmakers – professional, amateur, semi-professional and other – to submit a short film and go into the running to win a prize never offered in the 60 year history of the event. The rules? Films can be shot in any form, must be no more than 6 minutes in length and feature or reference MIFF in some way.

The winning filmmaker will have his/her film screened with the professionals at the MIFF Short Awards, have the film and credits appear in the official MIFF program guide, be featured on MIFF’s brand new website, social network sites and YouTube Channel, receive an exclusive invitation to a host of MIFF red carpet premiere’s, industry events, after parties and screenings, a double pass to the prestigious MIFF Opening Night Gala, one night’s accommodation at the Sofitel Hotel and more.

To be in the running head to, check out the competition details and start filming.

Call for film entries > Rencontres Henri Langlois 2011

The Rencontres Henri Langlois, International Film Schools Festival, will take place for its 34th edition from 25th November to 4th December of 2011, in Poitiers (France).

We invite you to register for Competition’ selection any film directed since the 1st of January 2010 by your students in cinema and/or audiovisual.

Please download the regulation
and the entry form .
You can also find them and register online on our website

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is July 15th, 2011. For any information regarding the selection, please contact Camille by email to or by phone: +33 (0)5 49 03 18 92.

Enviromental Film Festival

Last year we ran the festival for the first We had an outstanding turn-out, with films that sparked debate, inspired thought and empowered people to envision a better future. The festival will be running in mid-September this year, and we are now in the process of collecting films for this year’s screening. The festival will be running over 5 days, and in addition to a selection of international films, we would like to showcase some home-grown work from budding film-makers in Melbourne. We think it’s an excellent idea to encourage local film-makers to tackle the vast list of environmental issues our world faces, whether in the format of Documentary, Fiction or Animation. We would love to receive submissions from your students who are developing projects this year. The films do have a limit of 10 minutes, and will need to be ready by July. Films that are selected will be screened at the Kino in Melbourne, September.

Watch this space for more info

Hard Sell Video Comp

$5,000 TO BE WON
Make a 30-60 second video commercial that creatively communicates the importance of intellectual property (IP) to small businesses and you could win a cash prize.

Environmental Justice Society film comp

The new Environmental Justice Society have launched a video competition that may be of interest to your students, in which the winner would win a trip for two to L.A. to meet Erin Brockovich.

We ask entrants to submit a video of an environmental issue or injustice in Australia for their chance to win. Entries close on march 25th.

I have created a poster about the competition which you could download for more information and potentially pass on to the students if you think they would like to participate.

Movie Extra Tropfest 2011 Entries Now Open

Entry to Movie Extra Tropfest 2011 is now open. Join in the fun and tradition of Tropfest by submitting a film into the world’s largest short film festival. Whether you’re a beginner, studying filmmaking or already have a few films under your belt, Tropfest is open to anyone eager to tell a story through film. For the first time this year, any filmmaker from outside Australia whose film is chosen as a Finalist to screen at the festival will be flown to Australia for the event*.

The 2011 Tropfest Signature Item (TSI) is ‘KEY’, and to be eligible for competition, you must include the TSI somewhere in your film. It can be featured in your film in anyway you like – big or small.

Here’s the full list of guidelines required to enter your film into the 2011 competition:

• Your film must be made specifically for Movie Extra Tropfest 2011
• Movie Extra Tropfest 2011 must be your film’s first public screening including online
• Your film must be no longer than seven minutes (including title and end credits)
• Your film must contain the TSI – ‘KEY’

Entries close on Thursday 6 January 2011 at 6pm. Just download a copy of our 2011 Guidelines (and read the whole thing!), grab a camera and some mates and start shooting your entry before it’s too late.

Tropfest is also excited to announce a new partnership with YouTube. We won’t be accepting DVD entries this year – all entries will be received online via our Tropfest YouTube Channel. For more information on how to submit your film visit

For the first time this year entries will be received online through a new partnership with YouTube, making it easier for international entrants by eliminating the need to provide their film on a DVD. | | |

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