Melbourne International Film Festival

64 Annual July 30, 2015 to August 16, 2015

 
Category

Short – Experimental

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in Australian Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
December 11, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 60.00
Regular Deadline
February 27, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 70.00 65.00
Late Deadline
March 27, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 90.00 85.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 15.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately June 20, 2015

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 40 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2014

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in VIC

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0  
REGION 4  
Media Files
  Other - Digital

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP  
HDCAM  
Film Gauge
  16mm
  35mm

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

Do not submit a press kit.

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Grand Prix for Best Short Film
Academy®, BAFTA and AACTA accredited award. Please note that the value of the cash prize is based on the prize money from the 2013 festival and subject to change.
Cash Award Value: 10,000 Australian Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Award for Best Australian Short Film
AACTA accredited award. Please note that the value of the cash prize is based on the prize money from the 2013 festival and subject to change.
Cash Award Value: 7,000 Australian Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Award for Emerging Australian Filmmaker
AACTA accredited award. Please note that the value of the cash prize is based on the prize money from the 2013 festival and subject to change.
Cash Award Value: 5,000 Australian Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Award for Best Experimental Short Film
AACTA accredited award. Please note that the value of the cash prize is based on the prize money from the 2013 festival and subject to change.
Cash Award Value: 5,000 Australian Dollar

Category Rules

Shorts films are films 40mins or less in length (including credits).

Works in Progress will ONLY be accepted during the late submissions period. If you enter a work in progress in the Early Bird or Regular submission periods MIFF reserves the right to disregard the entry.

Online screeners must be sent via secure Vimeo link only. Do NOT upload your film to Withoutabox.