Submit Your Film

Submissions into the 2020 St Kilda Film Festival are now open!

Entrants will be notified of the outcome of their submission before April 2020.

 

Festival submission timeline


Submissions open
19 October, 2019

Early bird deadline
13 December, 2019

Submissions close
20 January, 2020

Accepted filmmakers notified
April, 2020

2020 St Kilda Film Festival
28 May—6 June, 2020

Submission fees*


$22.00 USD
Early bird price

$30.00 USD
Regular pricing

$10.00 USD
Under the Radar submissions (filmmakers aged under 21 only)
Please note: Under the Radar entry is free for filmmakers also entering the St Kilda Film Festival. Please submit to the St Kilda Film Festival to receive a waiver code.

*Please note entry is charged in US Dollars through FilmFreeway. 

St Kilda Film Festival accepts submissions through FilmFreeway. Review the Festival Terms & Conditions before finalising your submission. Under The Radar Terms & Conditions can be found here. 

 

1. The St Kilda Film Festival screens Australian-made short films. The Festival also accepts Australian co-productions where:
– a significant proportion of key crew are Australian
– significant pre and post production occurred in Australia
– the film received significant funding from Australia.
Australian co-production eligibility details must be detailed at the time of submission and the Festival has final decisions on eligibility. If you are unsure of eligibility, please contact the Festival office at filmfest@portphillip.vic.gov.au.

2. St Kilda Film Festival accepts all fiction and non-fiction film genres.

3. Films submitted must be no longer than 30 minutes, inclusive of credits.

4. If selected for screening, the Festival insists the film is not publicly available on the internet.

5. The producer grants St Kilda Film Festival the rights to:
(a) Exhibit the film in the St Kilda Film Festival and to be considered as part of the festival regional tour
(b) Include a section of the production for promotional purposes.

6. The producer warrants to the St Kilda Film Festival that they have obtained all the necessary permissions to enter this film and that the film does not infringe the rights, including copyright, of any third party. This includes use of music and literary material.

7. All productions screened at 2019 St Kilda Film Festival must have been completed within 2 years of the entry closing date.

8. Entries cannot be withdrawn after Thursday 14 March 2019. By submitting your film to the St Kilda Film Festival for consideration, you acknowledge this condition of entry and waive your right to withdraw your film from the Festival after this date.

9. If your film is selected for the Festival, you will be sent an email confirmation by Friday 19 April 2019.

10. The St Kilda Film Festival will tour a selection of films featured in the Festival around Victoria from July through to September 2019. All films entered in the St Kilda Film Festival will be considered for touring.

11. The St Kilda Film Festival only screens productions finished on QuickTime Video Codecs: Apple Pro Res 422/4444 or H.264. We do NOT screen from Beta SP, HDCam or DVD. To ensure your entry is screened correctly, you must include screening gauge and ratio details as requested on the entry form.

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