4th Annual

Clare Valley Film Festival

November 15, 2013 to November 16, 2013

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Home-Grown Shorts: Australian Short Films
To qualify the film must have at least one scene shot in an Australian location and/or the Director, Producer or Writer is an Australian resident.
World Shorts: International Short Films
To qualify the film can be made anywhere but Australia.
Non Narrative Animation / Moving Image
Non-narrative animation, video art, experimental and moving image short films accepted. This category is for types of art which relies on moving pictures and comprises video and/or audio data. These films take many forms: recordings that are broadcast, viewed in galleries or other venues, or distributed as video tapes or DVD discs; sculptural installations, or recorded images and sound.
Best Student Film (Australia)
Best Student Film (International)
Narrative Driven Music Video
All music videos must be story lead. Live video recordings and performance videos are not eligible.


The Clare Valley Film Festival aims to inspire and educate young people from South Australia’s regional areas in the art of filmmaking.


The Clare Valley Film Festival showcases Australian and international independent film, as well as informing and inspiring a new generation of filmmakers through the Clewers Film Challenge, meanwhile raising the profile of this vibrant and diverse area – the Clare Valley.

The true identity of Australia is defined by her landscape and what better way to experience her stories than at this extraordinary festival location in the Mid North Region.

“The Clare Valley Film Festival is building a reputation as one of the top educationally focused film festivals in regional Australia.”

“When most people think of Clare Valley, their minds immediately turn to wine. But amidst the undulating rows of grapevines is one of Australia’s most exciting new short film festivals.”
Fiona Gunn, National Film and Sound Archive, ACT

“Once again the Clare Valley Film Festival has brought the extraordinarily rich and engaging work of the world’s best short filmmakers to South Australia.”
Rob George, Prospect Productions, Vic

This inclusive festival aims to break down the perceptions that filmmaking is difficult and costly. CVFF’s focus is to arm Australians with the knowledge and skills to tell their stories through film.


Chris Bishop (Festival Registrar); Ian Roberts (Festival Registrar); Seeta Indrani (Festival Director)


CVFF Regulations & Requirements

By entering CVFF you are agreeing to screen your work at the festival and at other festival related screenings throughout the year.
All films submitted to the CVFF must be shorter than 12 minutes in length.
All entries to the CVFF are final and no amends or exchanges will be permitted.
All films submitted to the CVFF in languages other than English require English Subtitles.
All films submitted to the CVFF must have the necessary permissions to use any music included on the film’s soundtrack as well as other moving and photograph footage.
All films submitted to the CVFF must have signed release forms from all cast members who appear in your film and they must be available on request.
The director and one guest will receive free entry to the screening of your film should it be successfully selected.
CVFF do not accept any film submitted on DVD. Digital screener submissions only.
Music videos are eligible, but MUST tell a narrative story. Live video recordings and performance videos are not eligible.


By entering the CVFF, I confirm the following:

I have written consents from everyone involved (cast, crew and post-production personnel) in the making of this film to enter the festival, including signed release forms, which must be available on request.
I hold the rights in this film or relevant permissions necessary to allow the film to be screened for public exhibition at the CVFF.
I have cleared all copyright materials featured in this film (including music and graphics) and have the necessary permissions for their use.
I am happy for the festival organisers to screen the film during the period of the Festival free of charge for as many times as required and any festival related screenings throughout the year.
CVFF can use 10-20sec excerpts from my film for promotional purposes free of charge.
I am aware that any claims or associated costs and fees that may arise from the screening of the film at the festival are solely my responsibility and that the festival cannot be held responsible for any breach in your obligations.
I will indemnify the festival organisers against any claim against them arising directly from the screening of the film, including but not limited to legal proceedings for defamation and copyright breaches.
I am also aware that the festival organisers can accept no responsibility for any loss or damage to the film once it has been entered into the festival.
I understand that submitting the film into the competition does not guarantee the film will be screened at the festival. I also understand that the judges’ decision is final and no appeal procedure is available.