Sydney Film Festival: 2017 Film Submission deadline Feb 24, News

Sydney Film Festival: 2017 Film Submission deadline Feb 24

Entries for the 64th Sydney Film Festival, 7-18 June 2017, close in three weeks’ time (Friday February 24).


Entries are now open for the 64th Sydney Film Festival, 7 – 18 June 2017. Each year, the Sydney Film Festival presents a diverse slate of films from Australia and around the world. In 2016 over 250 films were screened to an audience of almost 180,000.

Submissions for the Festival are being accepted through FilmFestivalLife and will close on Friday February 24, 2017.

Entries are open to features, documentaries and short films (under 40 minutes) in all categories of the Festival program, including:

  •  The Documentary Australia Foundation (DAF) Award for Australian Documentary. The prize is supported by Documentary Australia Foundation with a $10,000 cash partnership
  •  The Dendy Awards for Australian Short Films Live Action Award and Best Director (the Rouben Mamoulian Award) – both winners receive cash prizes of $7,000 sponsored by Dendy Cinemas, who have supported the Awards for 28 years. The winner of the Live Action Award is eligible for Academy Award consideration.
  •  The Yoram Gross Animation Award, named in memory of the Australian animation producer and director Yoram Gross, provides a $5,000 cash prize to the best Australian animated short film. Winners are Academy Award-eligible.
  •  The Event Cinemas Australian Short Screenplay Award (cash prize $5,000).

More details:

DEADLINE: Friday 24 February 2017



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