City of Port Phillip


  1. Only Australian entries are eligible for the St Kilda Film Festival competition. St Kilda Film Festival is open to all film genres. If you are unsure of eligibility, please contact the Festival office on 03 9209 6490 or email
  2. The producer grants St Kilda Film Festival the rights to: (a) Exhibit the film in the St Kilda Film Festival and any subsequent tour (b) Reproduce the film for inclusion as part of a compilation (c) Exhibit the production either in part or in total for promotional purposes
  3. 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 (ie if your film is based on a novel or poem).
  4. Entries will not be considered valid until the entry fee has been paid
  5. Entries must be received or postmarked by 5pm, Wednesday 31 January 2018
  6. Entries cannot be withdrawn after Thursday15 March 2018. 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.
  7. If your film is selected for the competition you will be sent a letter of confirmation (via email) by Friday 6 April 2018. Hard drives / uploads must be received by Wednesday 4 April 2018.
  8. Materials submitted in the initial entry process will not be returned. Screening copies of films selected to screen in the Top 100 will be returned to the nominated address (except for USB’s) on the entry form after the Festival. Please make sure this address is correct and if any details change please email us at to let us know.
  9. The St Kilda Film Festival will pay for the return of participating films for the Festival within Australia. Forwarding of prints to international destinations will be at the filmmaker’s expense. Forwarding films to the Festival is the responsibility of the filmmaker.
  10. Whilst the St Kilda Film Festival will take due care of prints or tapes entered, the Festival will not be responsible for any loss and/or damage to hard drives while they are in the possession of the Festival.
  11. The St Kilda Film Festival will tour a selection of films featured in the Festival nationally in June through to August 2018. All films entered in the St Kilda Film Festival must be available for touring. Tour films will be returned after the tour concludes.
  12. 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 or HDCam. Please see the Screening Formats & Audio Specifications page for more information. To ensure your entry is screened correctly, you must include screening gauge and ratio details as requested on the entry form.