Australian Film and Literature Festival is celebrating the first year of perfect fine 'Dine and Wine' along with reviewing best authors and films; featuring the best short films, documentaries, feature films, comedy, romantic, horror and much more. Our Annual Event is offering pop up screening and tasting events featuring the winning submissions, culminating with a vineyard screening with filmmakers and featured wines in Barossa and Clare Valley in South Australia. Our Vision is to bring the Australian wines, outback, and art together on one platform and nothing can give a succinct description of South Australia, but this amazing region has earned more superlatives than that from all who have come to visit. Boasting a variety of ever-changing scenery, the state of South Australia delivers the perfect mix of Australia’s most diverse offerings.

AFLF celebrates the perfect pairing of wine, books, and film, featuring a different genre of films from all over the world. The festival is a wine connoisseur’s delight as South Australia has produced some of the world’s finest blends.  With fine wine, incredible local cuisine and a variety of nature-based activities to indulge in Wine Grand Tasting, 75+ Multi-Award Winning Films, Dining With Directors, Filmmakers and Industry Talent From All Over the World. We are now accepting films and literature projects from all over the globe. Read the guidelines before submitting your project.

Please Note: We have cancelled our Annual Event this year because of Covid-19 pandemic! We will still be running the festival and all the winners will be announced online and awards will be mailed respectively.

Film Awards:

Best Feature Film, Best Short Film, Best International Feature Film, Best Documentary Film, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Student Film, Best New Talent, Best Indigenous Work, Best Women Filmmaker, Best International Feature Film, Best Cinematography, Best Action drama, Best Horror Short Film, Best Horror Feature Film, Best Horror Short Film, Best International Short Film, Best Music Video,  Best Background Music,  Music Video, Australian Best Feature, Australian Short Film, Best Women Filmmaker.

Literature Awards:

Art & Photography Award,  Children’s Book Award  ( Under 12 years),  Fiction Award, First Book Award,  Indigenous Writer Award,  Nonfiction Award,  Creative Nonfiction Award, Poetry Award , Medicine & Science Award, Short Stories Award , Woman Writer Award & Young Adult Award

You must fully comply with these Entry Rules & Regulations, including all deadlines, film length, entry material and other requirements.

For Film-makers

1. All non-English speaking films must be presented in their original version with English subtitles.

2. Short Film Entries should not exceed 30 minutes in duration excluding titles provided the titles don’t last for more than 2 extra minutes.

3.Feature films are 40 minutes in length or longer. Short films are under 40 minutes in length. All non-English speaking films must be presented in their original version with English subtitles. All subtitling expenses are to be met by the film’s producer.

4. Films previously entered and screened at our festival are not eligible for re-entry in subsequent years.

5. All submissions are screened and evaluated by the AFLF Preview and Selection Committees, appointed by the festival steering committee. Their reports are final and confidential. All films received, which meet our criteria, will be screened at the festival in our Distributed Cinemas.

6. In the event of a film being withdrawn, AFLF will not be liable to refund the fee or return the materials entered.

7. AFLF will attempt to resolve any technical matter related to the submission. For more information and queries, contact us.

8. One entry fee per category. The same film can be entered one or more categories, but each category requires an entry fee.

9. Student Filmmakers are encouraged to apply with their student identity to prevail occasional discounts.

10. Entries must be submitted for pre-screening through If you use a secured link, you are REQUIRED to keep us updated with passwords or your film may be rejected.

12. Works in progress are accepted but are not encouraged. We cannot promise that we will be able to watch re-edited submissions. Please only submit works in progress if submitting close to the final deadline.

13. You may submit multiple entries but must fill out a separate entry form and pay an entry fee for each.

For Script-writers

1. Writers who reside in countries other than the United States are welcome to enter the contest; however, all scripts must be submitted in English .

2. Scripts must be the original work of the author(s) and on the date of submission must be wholly owned and controlled by the author(s). If a script has been sold, is currently under option, is being produced, or is in any other way encumbered by a third party on the date of submission, the script is not eligible for an award. If a script is optioned, sold, or produced after it has been entered, it will remain eligible in this year’s contest.

3. Only original screenplays and teleplays are eligible for awards. Novels, short stories, stage plays, treatments, synopses, reality show concepts and spec scripts for existing TV series are not accepted in the contest.

4. Adaptations of books, plays, or any other source material written by another author are not eligible under any circumstances. A script that you have adapted from your own book, play, or other source material is eligible if you have retained all film and television rights to the property.

5. Once a script has been entered in the competition, under no circumstances will we accept substitutions of new drafts or corrected pages. If you wish to submit a revised draft of your screenplay, you must enter it as a new submission and pay the appropriate entry fee.

6. Scripts are encouraged to be written in standard spec screenplay or teleplay format, set in 12-point Courier font. If you’re not familiar with standard formatting, two great resources are available: a)David Trottier’s guidebook b)The Screenwriter’s Bible.

7. Applicants may submit more than one Script in any chosen category. Each entry requires an application, payment, and script (excluding the Enderby Entertainment Award, Horror Award, and Sci-Fi Award, in which only one script is necessary).

Overall Rating
  • everything happened at a distance due to Covid restrictions, but everything ran smoothly, thank you!

    January 2021
  • Dilip Sood

    Thanks a lot for the selection.

    February 2020