2020 Submissions

Submissions for consideration into the 2020 St Kilda Film Festival will open in October 2019.


The Festival has screened films that went on to be Oscar winners and nominees, and Palme d’Or winners at Cannes. A short roll call of filmmakers whose earliest works found a home at St Kilda Film Festival includes Adam Elliot (Harvey Crumpet), Matt Saville (Noise), Kriv Stenders (Red Dog), Cate Shortland (Somersault), Jane Campion (The Piano, Bright Star) and Richard Lowenstein (Dogs In Space).

Celebrating Australian short film, the annual St Kilda Film Festival culminates in an awards ceremony rewarding outstanding achievements by short filmmakers. Winners of the Best Short Film and Best Documentary prizes are eligible to be nominated for the Academy Awards.


Under the Radar is a competition dedicated to young filmmakers, showcasing their work in an internationally recognised film festival. The program encourages young filmmakers to pursue their craft and supports the future stars of cinema – both in front of and behind the camera. This category is solely dedicated to the outstanding work that is being produced by young filmmakers under 21 in Australia. Check out the Under The Radar Terms & Conditions. 

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