Call for Entry

4th Melbourne Documentary Film Festival – Call for Entry 2019


The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival (Australia) is accepting documentaries until May 15th, 2019. Here you will find more information about their call for entry.

The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival (MDFF) premieres, screens and showcases more quality local Australian and International documentaries each year than any other documentary only film festival in Australia and gives more talented Indie Filmmakers a chance to compete and screen to a big, receptive audience in Melbourne, Australia.

The MDFF each year curates world class features direct from some of the hottest most prestigious documentary film festivals in the world such as Sundance, Raindance, Slamdance, Sheffield Doc Fest, Hot Docs, Venice Film Festival, New Zealand International Film Festival, Traverse City Film Festival Doc NYC, SXSW, Doc Edge, CPH:Dox and IDFA.

General Rules:
– Documentary must be completed after January 1st, 2013.
-The Film has never been, and will not be before 12 July 2017, released on DVD, freely available online or theatrically released other than on (however, the Festival may at its discretion accept Films which have been theatrically released or previously screened at other festivals) exceptions to this are Video Essays, Documentary Web Series and some Short documentaries.
– The Film is in English or contains English subtitles.
– The Festival gives Cash Award.
– Submission Fee:
Feature Documentary (Above 41 minutes) – $40 USD | $50 USD | $55 USD | $60 USD
Short Documentary (Below 40 minutes) – $25 USD | $30 USD | $40USD | $50 USD
Documentary Photography – $20 USD | $25 USD | $30USD | $40 USD
Expanded Interdisciplinary Doc Projects – $40 USD | $50 USD | $55 USD | $60 USD
Micro Docs (under 2 minutes) – $20 USD | $25 USD | $30USD | $40 USD
Documentary Web Series & Video Essay -$30 USD | $40 USD | $50 USD | $60 USD
– Deadlines:
Earlybird Deadline – December 31st, 2018.
Regular Deadline – February 25th, 2019.
Late Deadline – March 25th, 2019.
Extended Deadline – May 15th, 2019.

We recommend filmmakers to read the FULL Rules & Regulations here:

We remind readers that the 4th Melbourne Documentary Film Festival will take place from July 19th – 29th, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia.

To see other Call for Entries please follow the next link: “Call For Entries

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