Call for Entry

65th Sydney Film Festival – Call for Entry 2018

The Sydney Film Festival is accepting films for the 2018 edition. Here you can find more information about their Call for Entry.

The 65th Sydney Film Festival will take place 6 to 17 June 2018. Since its inception in 1954, the Sydney Film Festival (SFF), recognised by the Federation Internationale des Associations de Producteurs de Films (FIAPF), has increased in size and reputation to become the leading international film festival in Australia. The SFF program celebrates the best of the world’s cinema and includes features, documentaries, short films, retrospectives and a series of industry and public talks. In 2008, the SFF established an Official Competition (entry by invitation only), the Sydney Film Prize, with a cash prize of $AUD 60,000 to reward new directions in film: that is, feature fiction films which have emotional power and resonance, are audacious cutting edge and courageous, and go beyond the usual treatment of a subject matter. We also host a competition for Australian documentaries and short films (see separate submission categories for details). In 2017, over 280 productions from 50 countries were selected for exhibition and the festival attracted over 183,000 attendances.

General Rules:
– Films shouldn’t have been finished before February 28, 2017.
– Film should be a regional premiere (Films should not have previously been screened publicly (including theatrical, broadcast, online, DVD release) in New South Wales prior to the June 2018 Festival.)
– Submission fees:
Productions over 40 Minutes: 85 AU$
Productions below 40 minutes: 50 AU$
Dendy Awards (Australian Short Films): 43 AU$
Documentary Australian Foundation Award (Australian Documentary): 48 AU$
Submission Deadlines:
Productions (over and below 40 minutes): January 31st, 2018
Australian Short Films: February 28th, 2018
Australian Documentaries: March 23rd, 2018

You can read the Rules and Regulations here:

We remind readers that the 65th Sydney Film Festival will take place from June 6th to 17th, 2018 in Sydney, Australia.


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