Call for Entry

3rd Melbourne Documentary Film Festival – Call for Entry 2018

The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival is accepting documentaries for the next edition. Here you can find more information about their Call for Entry.

The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival (MDFF) each year curates world class features direct from some of the hottest most prestigious documentary film festivals in the world like Sheffield Doc Fest, Traverse City Film Festival Doc NYC, SXSW, Doc Edge and IDFA. But what matters to us most is documentaries that are well-made, compelling, thought provoking, passionate and relevant to Australian audiences.

The festival wants to highlight and promote all documentaries but in particular those done by women filmmakers, with aboriginal and indigenous documentaries, Asian cinema or LGBTQ theme docs.

The Melbourne Doc Fest is one of the world newest documentary film festivals and one of the most fun and interesting stop overs on the international documentary film festival circuit.

General Rules:
– Documentaries must be completed after July 12th, 2017.
– Documentaries released on DVD, freely available online or theatrically released other than on are not eligible.
– Documentaries can be submitted via Withoutabox, FilmFreeway, Reelport, FestHome , FilmFestivalLife or Click For Festivals.
Submission Fees (from FilmFreeway):
Feature Documentaries: 1st deadline 40 US$ | 2nd deadline 50 US$ | 3rd deadline 55 US$ | 4th deadline 60 US$
Short Documentaries: 25 US$ | 30 US$ | 40 US$ | 50 US$
Documentary Photography: 20 US$ | 25 US$ | 30 US$ | 40 US$
Expanded Interdisciplinary Documentary Projects: 40 US$ | 50 US$ | 55 US$ | 60 US$
Micro Docs (under 2 minutes): 20 US$ | 30 US$ | 40 US$ | 50 US$
Documentary Web Series: 30 US$ | 40 US$ | 50 US$ | 60 US$
Submission Deadline (from FilmFreeway):
Early bird Deadline: December 31st, 2017
Regular Deadline: February 25th, 2018
Late Deadline: March 18th, 2018
Extended Deadline: April 15th, 2018

For more information about the Rules and Regulations go here:

We remind readers that the 3rd Melbourne Documentary Film Festival will take place from July 6th – 14th 2018, in Melbourne, Australia.


To see other Call for Entries please go to our section “Call For Entries”.

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