The Australian Inspirational Film Festival (AIFF) aims to showcase well-crafted films from around the world that deeply resonate with the viewer. Whether short or feature length, we are seeking inspirational or faith-based films from across that globe, that are heart-warming, thought-provoking and entertaining.

Located in the city Perth, Western Australia, the AIFF forms part of a vibrant indie film scene. Selected films will be screened in front of a very receptive audience and the very best of those films have the opportunity to receive awards (judged by an industry jury).

AIFF is produced & run by Small Voice Films, an independent film production, distribution & sales company based in Perth. All films selected for the festival have the opportunity to secure worldwide or local Australian distribution through Small Voice Films.

Awards will be given out in the following categories:

Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Documentary
Best Short Documentary


1. Australian Inspirational Film Festival is open to all film genres and films from all countries. However, film content should be in line with the festival’s ethos and vision. We are seeking films that are: inspiring, positive, hilarious, witty, nourishing, well-crafted, thought-provoking, entertaining, joyous, uplifting & enlightening.

2. If the Film’s final running time is more than 2 minutes and less than 30 minutes including credits if any, the Film may only be submitted as a Short film. Even if the Film has been submitted as a Feature film, it will be included for consideration only in the Short category.

3. A feature film is any film with a running time of more than 70 minutes. For documentary's, the runtime must be more than 50 minutes to qualify as a documentary feature.

4. The Festival does not require première status for submissions.

5. Films should not have been made prior to 1 January, 2016.

6. The producer grants the Australian Inspirational Film Festival the rights to:
(a) Exhibit the film in the Australian Inspirational Film Festival and any subsequent tour.
(b) Reproduce the film for inclusion as part of a compilation.
(c) Exhibit a portion of the production (not exceeding 5 minutes for films over 30 minutes, or 20% of the total length for films under 30 minutes) and/or the trailer for the purposes of promoting the festival.

7. The producer warrants to the Australian Inspirational 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 (i.e. if your film is based on a novel or poem).

8. Entries will not be considered valid until the entry fee has been paid.

9. Once entered, films may not be withdrawn without the authorisation of our festival director. In the event of a film withdrawing, the entry fee is non-refundable.

10. If your film is selected for screening you will be sent a letter of confirmation no later than Saturday, February 29, 2020. Digital master files must be received by Friday, March 13, 2019.

11. Materials submitted in the initial entry process will not be returned.

12. Films in languages other than English must be supplied with English subtitles.

13. The Australian Inspirational Film Festival will only screen productions finished as a DCP or high resolution Apple ProRes, H.264 or MP4 digital file (the following codecs will NOT be accepted FLV, WMV, AVI, or any low res files).

14. Please do NOT send a DVD directly to the festival.

15. If your submission is nominated for an award you agree that the judge’s decision final.


Overall Rating
  • The Church of Almighty God (CAG)

    It is a great honor to participate in the Australian Inspirational Film Festival. This is a festival with profound values. Thanks to AIFF for selecting our films “Where Is My Home” and “The One Who Holds Sovereignty Over Everything”. We will bring more of our films in the future. Thank you!

    April 2019
  • Ficamos muito felizes em participar desse festival

    April 2019
  • Don Percy

    What a great honour to have TWO MOMENTS IN TIME selected for this festival. Even better that it played as part of the opening night fare. Importantly, and as its title suggests, this is a festival that recognises the need to tell stories that are inspirational. All correspondence from the team was respectful, courteous and timely. I wish the AIFF very best wishes for many many more fabulous festivals to come.

    April 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Don, it was a pleasure to screen your film!
    All the best,
    The AIFF Team.

  • Seem like a well run and inspiring festival. Wish I could have attended.

    April 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Harriet, it was a pleasure to screen your film. We wish you could have been here too!
    All the best,
    The AIFF Team.

  • Robert Smat

    Enjoyed playing the AIFF in its first year, and appreciate the opportunity to play a wholesome film festival outside of the United States. Aaron and team programmed a solid festival and it seemed from afar like a nice event.

    March 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Rob, it was a pleasure to screen your film! We wish you every success as you continue your festival run.
    All the best,
    The AIFF Team.