Salt House Creative International Film Festival, was founded by Salt House Creative Artistic Director and Australian of the Year finalist Dr. Daniel Widdowson. Screenings are held in Sydney in June every year, with monthly winners announced by the end of each month. This international film festival selects certain monthly winning films to be screened at the annual event in Sydney Australia, at Dendy Cinemas, Newtown. In the event that the Cinema is not open, e.g. COVID restrictions, then a smaller screening will be held for judges at the Salt House Creative theatre on the Central Coast.

The judging panel includes Australian industry professionals from the Australian Writer's Guild, Director's Guild, renowned reviewers, and a pool of professional actors.

We're extremely thankful for the high calibre of creatives who have chosen to enter this festival, having received both professional and Indie entries from 30+ countries.

Each month the following awards are distributed:

BEST SHORT - Under 40 minutes
BEST FEATURE - Over 40 minutes

Winners receive the official Salt House Creative laurel and the chance to be screened at our annual event.

Films entered by the end of each month will be considered for that month only. Films that win monthly awards are not guaranteed a screening. The winning films from each month go into a pool of films considered for screening at the annual event in Sydney. The films chosen for screening is at the judging panel's discretion.

Films can not be entered in multiple months.
Films of an explicit nature will not be considered.
The judges decision is final

By submitting, you represent and warrant that you have full legal right and authority to submit the film/video project for consideration, and that all necessary consents, licensing, and approvals have been obtained with respect thereto. You agree to hold Salt House Creative and its sponsors harmless in any and all matters pertaining to the consents, licenses, and approvals of heretofore film/video project. You understand that your submission is in no way a guarantee of acceptance into the SHCIFF.